The Joy of Modern Calligraphy: A guide to the art of beautiful writing (Hardcover)
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Packed with detailed step by step instructions and 20 practice sheets in a folder, fall in love with the art of handwritten lettering as you unleash your own creativity on the page.
Fall in love with the art of calligraphy, and discover the joy of creating beautifully formed characters using pen and ink.
Joyce Lee is a renowned calligraphy expert and the founder of Artsynibs Studio. She introduces the handful of tools you need and how to use them, and teaches you the techniques for creating elegant artwork, including handwritten envelopes, acrylic gift tags and a stylish monogram. But calligraphy is not just about perfecting the strokes, and Joyce also explores the mindful aspects and the sense of calm that this creative pursuit can bring.
This highly instructive and stylish guide includes a 128-page book and 20 photocopiable practice sheets in a separate envelope, all enclosed in a sturdy hardback folder.
About the Author
Joyce Lee is a modern calligrapher who works under the pen name Artsynibs. Set up in 2015, Artsynibs creates bespoke artwork, runs calligraphy workshops and collaborates with various companies including Dior, Topshop, Bentley, Harvey Nichols, Paperchase, John Lewis and Pentel. Joyce has also co-created a range of modern calligraphy kits with British pen company Manuscript, and these are sold across Europe, Asia and North America. Her work appears effortless and full of life, encouraging all who see it to try their hand at calligraphy themselves. Joyce is currently based in Singapore, and lived in Manchester in the UK for several years. www.artsynibs.com. She has over 20,000 followers on Instagram with Artsynibs.
The way we sit, hold a pen, and even breathe can have an impact on how we write, especiallywhen it comes to calligraphy. Initially motivated to try calligraphy by her husband’s fountain pencollection, Lee is spirited as she explains the intricacies of pen on paper. She initially devotesspace to ethereal matters like the definition of the art, traditional versus modern, and thediscovery of one's style, immediately followed by the nitty-gritties of the art: anatomy of the niband types of ink and the importance of paper composition and texture. Practice is next (loosesheets are gathered in an end-pocket); with the alphabet divided into five groups, she insists onconstant repetition to improve. With well paced and logically presented instructions, eightprojects including DIY plant labels, simple banner, and gold rings on handwritten envelopes helpcreate a sense of accomplishment for novices, with captioned step-by-step photographs to helpensure success. Finished samples displayed throughout reinforce the beauty and achievability ofwriting as an art. — Barbara Jacobs, Booklist September 2021