modern calligraphy book
Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering is written by Lauren Cooper, owner and calligrapher at Oh Wonder Calligraphy and is published by Haynes.
This book takes you through the journey of calligraphy from the basic foundations right through to exciting projects. This book is perfect for everyone from the complete beginner, to the hobbyist to the advanced.
It was such a joy to be asked by Lauren to contribute my silk ribbons to her book. Photographed by Holly Booth, they were the perfect accompaniment to Lauren’s elegant scripts and gave a real-life example of how your hand-lettering projects could look. There’s also some fantastic ideas for gift wrapping in there too!
This book will introduce you to the world of modern calligraphy, starting with the basics and then leading on to more intermediate subjects such as style, making inks, and layouts. Half of the book is dedicated to tried and tested projects on all different types of surfaces and for different events and celebrations. This book is great for everyone from the total beginner to the hobbyist to the advanced.
With Christmas on the horizon there are so many wonderful projects in the book to gain inspiration from – and who can resist some gorgeous silk ribbon for that added touch of luxury??
This is one of my favourite projects in the book – brown paper, with gorgeous hand lettered script flowing across at an angle, all rounded off with a sumptuous shade of silk ribbon.
There are so many incredible projects to do, it’s the perfect Christmas gift for yourself or for a friend!
A wonderful way to while away the winter hours.