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Calligraphy Alphabets Made Easy

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This book is a totally new concept in learning and improving calligraphy skills. It presents a new lettering challenge for each day of the year; 365 in all (plus a bonus for Leap Day), ranging from 'angular Italic' to 'turned Celtic.' These alphabets are the perfect program for beginners learning the art of beautiful writing. They also offer the best form of practice and i ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published July 25th 1986 by Perigee Trade
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Issendai
Despite what the blurb suggests, this book doesn't offer much instruction in how to write the alphabets. What it does offer is hundreds of alphabets, from variations on classic hands to alphabets based on fonts to completely new alphabets. It varies the writing instrument, so if you follow the order in the book, you'll jump from flexible nibs to markers to Chinese calligraphy brushes. There's even an alphabet designed for an almost-dry marker. The alphabets are printed at a size that I found rea ...more
♥Xeni♥
Dec 23, 2010 ♥Xeni♥ rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone who wants to practice calligraphy (for intermediate level)
This book has 366 different alphabets in it, which on first glance are incredible. And all of them complete with instructions on how you can write them yourself, by hand. Including weird ones like Wild West themed, and typewriter, and computer-age ones.

All the typical alphabets are also in this book, like copperplate, gothic variations, celtic, etc.

In between the actual alphabets are many notes and helpful hints on how to work with the different holidays and many gift ideas as well.

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Kevin de Ataíde
Useful store of innovative calligraphic fonts. I should find this useful as a library for illustration projects.
Steen
This book is primarily a compilation of font samples. It includes precious little instruction.
Mckinley
Examples of, helps if you already are practicingng
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