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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback hardback case containing 1 x 128-page PB instruction book and 1 x envelope for photocopiable practice sheets
  • Publication: 01 April 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218395
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 256
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £15.99

The Joy of Modern Calligraphy

£15.99

A contemporary guide to the art of handwritten lettering by Joyce Lee

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Book Description

This book is everything calligraphy should be: classic, stylish, creative and thought-provoking. Fall in love with the art of handwritten lettering as you unleash your own creativity on the page and use the practice sheets again and again.

Joyce Lee first picked up a calligraphy pen when she decided to make her own stationery for her wedding. For her, it is now a way of life, her career and what Joyce calls a calligraventure.

In this instructive and inspiring book, Joyce introduces modern calligraphy, including the tools you need and how to use them, and the various techniques and methods for creating beautiful artwork. Soon you will gain the confidence to embark on creative projects of your own, including handwritten envelopes, gift tags and an elegant monogram.

To help you practise your handwriting skills, the book is accompanied by a separate set of photocopiable practice sheets, contained within an attractive hardback folder. 

However, this is more than just an instructional guide; it encourages you to find joy in committing your thoughts to paper. Joyce believes that calligraphy is not just about perfecting the strokes, but about patience, concentration and slowing down to be mindful of the moment. Creativity is at the heart of us all; it simply needs to be unlocked, nurtured and given an outlet.

This book is everything calligraphy should be: classic, stylish, creative and thought-provoking. Fall in love with the art of handwritten lettering as you unleash your own creativity on the page.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Tools & materials
What is modern calligraphy?
Calligra-life lessons
Techniques & theories

PROJECTS
Simple pencil calligraphy place cards
Gold-rings on handwritten envelopes
Glamorous gold acrylic gift tags
Full circle artwork
Colour splash artwork
Digital monogram
Ornate flourishing birthday card
DIY plant labels

Calligraphy FAQs
Afterword
Glossary
Index
Practice sheets

About the Author

About Joyce Lee

Joyce Lee is a modern calligrapher who works under the pen name Artsynibs. Set up in 2015, Artsynibs creates bespoke artwork, runs calligraphy workshops and collaborates with various companies including Dior, Topshop, Bentley, Harvey Nichols, Paperchase, John Lewis and Pentel. Joyce has also co-created a range of modern calligraphy kits with British pen company Manuscript, and these are sold across Europe, Asia and North America. Her work appears effortless and full of life, encouraging all who see it to try their hand at calligraphy themselves. Joyce is currently based in Singapore. www.artsynibs.com

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