This simple guide to calligraphy teach-as just the basics, allowing novices to jump right in and make their own wedding invitations, hand label envelopes, write their own placecards and explore their creative side. With the rise of 'do-it-yourselfers', there is a growing demand for a simple calligraphy guide. This book answers that call, with a focus on only the popular Italic alphabet rather than the multitude normally covered by other books (Gothic, Uncials, Half-uncials and so on). After learning the basic letters, the book presents an open invitation and a bit of inspiration - to make calligraphy one's own with creative flourishes for every project and occasion. With a modern two-colour design and simple explanatory text, Simply Calligraphys unintimidating approach proves that calligraphy is as easy as picking up pen and paper.
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 224 x 184 x 8 mm
"Long an admirer of her beautiful work, I'm delighted to see Judy Detrick draw upon her knowledge and masteryof calligraphy, as well as her extensive teaching experience, to write a book for beginners. Judy's clear and practical instruction coupled with gentle encouragement every step of the way makes this a good choice for anyone to begin the journey into the fascinating world of calligraphy."
-- Susie Taylor, curator of the Harrison Collection of Calligraphy
"This lovely manual introduces you to basic capital and lower-case letters, as well as pretty flourishes to customise your writing for any project or occasion"
--Creativity, Book of the Month Review