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Get started with learning calligraphy in this portable, easy reference introduction.
While the shapes of its letters have gone through many changes in style, the classical Roman capitals are the basis of all calligraphy and letter design seen today.
In this book, learn the basic know-how and techniques for traditional calligraphy through four classic alphabets: Foundational Hand, Italic Hand, Uncial Hand and one form of Gothic Hand. These styles are essential first steps into the world of lettering, and will form invaluable grounding in your calligraphic journey.
Become familiar with what pens and papers to use, pen angles, pen nibs, key terminology, stroke directions, letter spacing and more to achieve classic letter design - all within a handy, pocket-sized book.