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Title:
The joy of lettering : a creative exploration of contemporary hand lettering, typography & illustrated typeface / Gabri Joy Kirkendall ; Jaclyn Escalera.
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9781633221369
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[Lake Forest, California] : Walter Foster, [2016]

©2016
Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents:
Introduction. Elements of letters ; An illustrated history of writing -- Stylized typography. Art Deco ; Coastal ; Cubism ; Garamond ; Parisian ; Medieval ; Mid-century modern ; Retro ; Southwestern ; Tribal -- Lettering techniques. Calligraphy ; Flourishes ; 3-D techniques ; Illuminated lettering ; Chalk lettering ; Negative lettering ; Shaping ; Digitizing lettering -- Lettering with alternative media. Brush lettering ; Paper-cut hand lettering ; Watercolor & gouache ; Metallics ; Found materials -- Lettering surfaces & projects. Wrapping paper ; Gift tags ; Artful envelopes ; Hand-lettered logo ; Sketch-to-vector logo ; DIY hand-lettered typeface ; Modern mural ; Fabric painting ; DIY block print -- Inspiration gallery & bonus projects.
Abstract:
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.
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Summary

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.


Author Notes

Artist, author, and illustrator Gabri Joy Kirkendall specializes in hand lettering, watercolor, and pen and ink. She is a co-author of Creative Painting & Beyond , The Joy of Lettering , and the bestselling title Creative Lettering and Beyond , which has been featured by Pioneer Woman, Creative Market, Brit + Co, Oh My! Handmade, Life Your Way, Letter Shoppe, and The Letter Belle, among others. Gabri is the artist and owner of Gabri Joy Studios, a successful online business based in the Pacific Northwest that specializes in fine art prints, invitations, branding, wedding stationery, and custom lettering.

The Joy of Lettering co-author Jaclyn Escalera has years of experience in corporate design, non-profit design, and small business branding. She has lived and worked as a designer in Oahu, Texas, and the Pacific Northwest. During her studies at university, her passion for art and design led her to pursue an international design internship with OceanBarefoot Creative Agency in London. She holds a BFA with an emphasis in graphic design and a minor in art history. Today she runs her freelance business JAE Creative in Austin, Texas. Jaclyn specializes in custom branding, lettering, illustration, and graphic design. She has a deep connection to the military community and volunteers her professional skills to improve military family program promotional materials and unit brand design. She was awarded the Honorable Order of Our Lady of Loreto for her support and service to the Army Aviation Community. Jaclyn is a member of AIGA, the professional association for design.


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Library Journal Review

Hand lettering has numerous uses in a wide range of decorative arts and crafts, from painting to scrapbooking to journaling. Graphic artists and typography experts Kirkendall and Escalera introduce basic lettering skills, including faux calligraphy, chalk lettering, brush lettering, and illuminated lettering, as well as methods for working with digitized lettering using Photoshop and Illustrator. A selection of decorative projects provides opportunities for putting lettering skills into practice through stenciling, block printing, and papercutting. VERDICT The organization is haphazard-the authors jump from topic to topic frequently-and beginners may be disappointed at the lack of guidance on basic techniques. However, the projects have lots of appeal for fans of lettering-based artwork. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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