Packed with creative techniques and easy-to-follow lessons, this all-inclusive resource is a must-have for anyone who wants to learn or grow their expertise in the art of hand lettering.
With more than 50 tips, techniques, and lessons for creating beautiful illuminated letters and sophisticated lettering projects, The Joy of Lettering takes hand lettering to a whole new level.
Gabri Joy Kirkendall (Creative Lettering & Beyond) and Jaclyn Escalera guide readers through a dynamic exploration of the craft, focusing on typography and illuminated letters and numbers using pencil, ink, and marker in a variety of styles and themes. From there, artists will learn how to create letters using a variety of alternative materials and media, such as watercolor, gouache, and wood. Easily customized DIY projects invite artists to finesse their skills as they learn to letter on different types of surfaces while creating lettered murals, stationery, and signage. Packed with creative techniques and easy-to-follow lessons, this all-inclusive resource is a must-have for anyone who wants to learn or grow their expertise in the art of hand lettering.
Gabri Kirkendall is a self-taught artist and designer who specializes in pen and ink, watercolor, and photography. She works out of her home studio in Tacoma, Washington, and has a thriving online shop at Etsy. Gabri is a contributing author to Creative Lettering & Beyond and has a growing online presence on Pinterest (700 followers) and Facebook (103 likes).Creative professional Jaclyn Escalera has worked in corporate design, non-profit design, and small-business branding. Today she runs a freelance design business and plays with all things creative, from painting and photography to lettering and DIY projects. Learn more at www.jaecreativecompany.com.
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Typography & lettering