Synopses & Reviews
This beautiful and inspirational book teaches adults and older children the skills needed to write calligraphically elegantly, decoratively and flamboyantly in a range of modern and traditional styles, suitable for every greeting card and scraPaperbackooking purpose, as well as for other projects. Practical information is given on creating pleasing layouts for wording and pages, adding written inserts into cards and attaching lettering written on separate layers of paper and card. Embossing, rubbings, printing with carved erasers, linocut lettering and other techniques for creative lettering are also explained. Creative ideas for addressing envelopes are provided and, for occasions when cards need to be produced and sent in quantity, techniques to aid mass production are explained. The book is fully illustrated with diagrams, annotated alphabets and photographs of finished works and stages in their creation.
It's not just what you write--it's how you write it. And this inspiring guide shows you how to write it with style and flair. It outlines a plethora of calligraphy techniques using a range of modern and traditional styles. Featuring practical information on creating pleasing layouts, adding written inserts to cards, using separate layers of paper and card, and much more, this is the ultimate calligraphy sourcebook.
About the Author
After training in the UK as an ecologist and science teacher, Peter Taylor learned papermaking, printmaking, and bookbinding at art colleges, and then the craft of calligraphy from many of the world's finest practitioners, including “The Queen's Scribe,” Donald Jackson. Taylor emigrated to Australia in 1982 and is now recognized as one of Australia's best and most creative calligraphers, as well as a highly experienced and entertaining instructor. With books selling in the UK, Asia and elsewhere, his reputation as an expert has grown in other countries, too.
Taylor’s work has been selected for exhibitions held by the Queensland Crafts Council, the Queensland Museum, and the Queensland State Library. It has also been displayed in galleries in London and Canada, and one of his handmade books was used as part of the World Expo 88 gift to the Queen at its opening.