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The Art and Craft of Hand Lettering
The Art and Craft of Hand Lettering

The Art and Craft of Hand Lettering

Techniques, Projects, Inspiration


192 Pages, 10 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $25.00 (US $25.00) (CA $34.00)

Publication Date: September 2011

ISBN 9780615466965

Rights: US & CA

Bloomin Books (Sep 2011)

Price: $25.00


One of the most highly recommend instructional books for broad-edged calligraphy, this handbook is ideal for classes or self-study to master the basics of calligraphy. All of the essentials are included in this volume, from the history and practices of this ancient art to a guide to the tools, materials, and design basics needed to create elegant, beautiful writing for all occasions. Also featured is a gallery of examples from today’s best scribes, along with detailed exemplars and diagrams.


“A very elegant and beautifully illustrated guide to calligraphy.”  —Library Journal

“Visually stunning. For the uninitiated, the techniques will be fresh, and the letter styles are new and exciting, going far beyond simple calligraphy.”  —Craftrends

Author Biography

Annie Cicale is a former chemical engineer who holds a BFA in printmaking and an MFA in graphic design. She has taught art on the elementary through university levels, has served on the faculty for international calligraphy conferences, and teaches workshops throughout North America. She lives in Fairview, North Carolina.