A World of Creative Ideas for Drawing and Designing Alphabets
Hand Lettering A to Z is a fun, hands-on book in which artist and calligrapher Abbey Sy presents her creative lettering and invites artists from several countries to contribute alphabets of their own–all unique, all hand drawn. Each alphabet is paired with a collection of phrases to show readers different ways to use the lettering and have fun with it in different languages, including French, Spanish, Irish, Swedish, Portuguese, and more. Readers can use the phrases when making cards, gifts, or embellishing their journals. And unlike calligraphy, hand lettering does not require disciplined study. Hand-drawn lettering is meant to be personal and original, so even beginners can dive in!
Your hand lettering contains a little bit of you! It expresses what you have to say, and demonstrates your creativity in all your communications. In Hand Lettering A to Z, artist and author Abbey Sy has invited four international artists–Meg Hyland, Joao Neves, Tessa Go, and Lisa Lorek–to join her in designing all new alphabets for you to draw and use in many different languages.
You don’t have to be a trained artist to master the art of hand lettering. These alphabets are for every skill level, and will suits any taste: colorful, or black and white, classic or just plain fun. It’s all about getting creative with the twenty-six letters and a little bit of you.
About the Author: Abbey Sy is an artist, designer, and author based in the Philippines. With a passion for hand lettering and design, her work is inspired by retro advertising, desaturated hues, and vintage labels. She has recently published her first book, entitled The ABCs of Hand Lettering under Summit Books, which became a best-seller. Occasionally, she also teaches classes on hand lettering. Always geared up for the next adventure, Abbey also has a penchant for architectural structures that she ends up documenting in her travel journal. She hopes to constantly create art and inspire others to follow their artistic dreams for the rest of her life.
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