Hand-Lettering for Everyone: A Creative Workbook
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Hand-Lettering for Everyone: A Creative Workbook

by Cristina Vanko

In an increasingly digital and impersonal world,hand-lettering is more popular than ever. A way to personalize everything from book covers to T-shirts and restaurant menus,as well as a form of self-expression and cutting-edge design,writing by hand makes the written word immediate and intimate.

This beautiful and inviting book serves as an inspiring primer and an interactive workbook,covering:


   •  Typography basics,including history and trends
   •  Fearless self-expression through playfulness
   •  Embracing the creative process,including tips from top illustrators and the art of “sketchploration”
   •  Inspiration for adding personal touches to any kind of handlettered text

Creative prompts encourage readers to create their own serifs,create lettering from found objects,make a type self-portrait,collage with found type,recreate a favorite book cover with hand-lettering,play with shading and perspective,and more.

Featuring a lively (and hand-lettered) design and engaging exercises,the book will appeal to designers and illustrators as well as doodlers,hobbyists,and anyone who enjoys putting real pen to real paper.

And check out Cristina's newest hand-lettered book,Adult-ish!

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Product Details

  • Binding : Paperback
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date : 2015-06-10
  • Weight : 442g
  • Product Code : 9780399173011
  • Dimension : 231 x 189 x 16 mm

About Author

Cristina Vanko

Cristina Vanko is a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator who loves creating lettering by hand. A 2011 graduate from Indiana University's Graphic Design program, she has been featured in Boing Boing, Design Taxi, Laughing Squid, Mashable, The Daily Mail, and elsewhere. Her latest hand-lettered book is Adult-ish.