Pretty Simple Lettering: Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering for Beginners| Paper Peony Press
Learn the art of hand lettering with this comprehensive how-to book, full of beauty, knowledge, and inspiration! Pretty Simple Lettering is the perfect book for any hand letterer, whether you're new to the art or an experienced designer looking to expand your skill. In the book, you will learn the basics of creating alphabets in many different styles, how to develop those styles into one that is uniquely your own, and how to turn your lettering into beautiful pieces of art.
Learning the basics of hand lettering can be pretty simple! Whitney breaks down 10 individual alphabets in various lettering styles, including upper and lower case, showing you how to form each letter, turn those letters into words, and turn those words into works of art! Discover the tools, techniques, and tricks of the trade from a seasoned lettering artist who has been in the business since 2014.
In the final sections of this book, learn how Whitney approaches every design as she leads you through a step-by-step tutorial outlining her process of composition. The last section of the book is filled with project pages for you to create your own works of art to hang on your wall or gift to a friend! Every project is surrounded by gorgeous floral designs, adding a special touch of whimsy to your final creation!
Whitney breaks hand lettering down in a way that anyone can understand and execute - whether someone just starting out or a seasoned designer. This book provides the knowledge and exercises to build confident skills at any level. She takes the instruction beyond simple letterforms, showing not only how to create them but how to transform them into art. It's beautiful on the shelf and in practice! --Meg Sutton, Owner of Belle & Union
Whitney Farnsworth started her lettering journey designing friends wedding stationery and custom signage. She eventually turned that hobby into a full time business, Whitney Farnsworth Calligraphy & Design, where she branched out into chalkboard art for local businesses, stationery design, custom artwork and more. She lives in San Antonio, TX with her husband, Todd, and three girls, Eleanor, Madeline & Annemarie. She is currently balancing a lifestyle of stay-at-home mom, hand letterer, wannabe seamstress, and home renovater.