Lettering With Purpose: Creative Techniques And Prompts For Making Meaningful, Inspirational Hand-lettered Art by Brittany LuizLettering With Purpose: Creative Techniques And Prompts For Making Meaningful, Inspirational Hand-lettered Art by Brittany Luiz

Lettering With Purpose: Creative Techniques And Prompts For Making Meaningful, Inspirational Hand…

byBrittany Luiz

Paperback | September 1, 2017

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Develop your own personal artistic alphabet with Lettering with Purpose and give your writing a new shine. Personalize every aspect of your handwriting and make it truly your own!

Lettering with Purpose is a thoughtful book that will show you how to develop your own artistic alphabet. Whether you’re hoping to personalize greeting cards or just enjoy the art, hand lettering is an uplifting and compelling craft to learn. Deepen your understanding of this art form by delving into 100 reflective lettering prompts that spur the imagination. You'll never ask "What should I write?" again.

Your lettering journey will begin with lettering basics. Lettering with Purpose explains the anatomy of letters, how to pair different lettering styles, and thorough tutorials on working with a variety of mediums. You’ll be creating striking layouts and compositions in no time. The pages demonstrate lettering styles and techniques step by step, and include styles like brush calligraphy, bounce lettering, and more, plus complete alphabet ideas that include reproducible practice pages that can be used to perfect your skills.

Once your artistic bones are there, move on to adding embellishments and flourishes! Add pizzazz to your work with frames, laurels and garlands, flowers, swirls, and more. The back of the book contains fully illustrated frames on perforated paper for when you're ready to bring it all together and create your own original masterpieces
Brittany Luiz is a hand-lettering artist and Social Media & Content Manager for Tombow USA. She is a wife and mother, and aims to infuse positivity into the world through her lettering. Learn more at www.brittanyluiz.com.
Title:Lettering With Purpose: Creative Techniques And Prompts For Making Meaningful, Inspirational Hand…Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 11.75 × 9 × 0.75 inPublished:September 1, 2017Publisher:Walter Foster PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1633223426

ISBN - 13:9781633223424


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular and easy to follow. "Lettering With Purpose" by Brittany Luiz was published on September 1, 2017 so it's already available as a soft cover now! I've had such fun learning all about lettering. This book is for both true beginners like me and intermediate lettering artists. Just a few pages into Brittany's book and I realized just how much I didn't know about lettering. Learning, for instance, that you're supposed to push hard on the down stroke and not push at all on the upstroke changed the way I looked at calligraphy. It also really changed my perspective to realized that there are basic rules to lettering and after you learn those rules you can then break them in strategic ways. I do love being a rule breaker so just this statement made me smile. When the book arrived from the publisher I literally devoured it in a day. Lettering With Purpose was so easy to read and understand that I got the hang of it mentally with almost no struggle. Brittany had me encouraged and raring to try right away. I've been interested in lettering much of my life but being a leftie, I've had little to no luck with calligraphy pens and their ilk. Enter Brittany and Tombow brush pens. YAY, I can actually DO this! Before reading Brittany's book I hoped I could find a way to add "oomph" to some of my artwork with lettering. I have had a series planned in my head for six months but it required me to learn a new skill. I was truly shocked to find, with Brittany's tutelage, I could actually DO this thing that I couldn't for the life of me do it before. Let me be clear, I'm a total novice, I knew none of the rules of good lettering but I sure was an admirer of lovely fonts. I was anxious to learn and Ms. Luiz made it incredibly simple to understand. She has sections on the basic rules of lettering, the tools of the trade, lettering styles, how to digitize your work, alphabet ideas, embellishments & flourishes and a bunch of prompts and art projects to keep a beginner going for months. Brittany covers it all and there's even space in the book to actually practice your lettering. I found the section on "what to make" really helpful, she suggests practicing on your grocery list everyday. Great idea! What I found, as a leftie, is that I had to learn a little differently than what I was seeing on the practice sheets. For instance, my "j" and "i" start at the opposite 45 degree slant since I use the other hand to letter. I also have to "push" the pen agains some of the ups or down strokes instead of pulling. This means a little more learning is needed but within an hour I found my way. I just had to let myself learn slightly differently to compensate for doing it all with my left hand. I know of two other reviews of "Lettering With Purpose" and both bloggers are much better at lettering than I am. As a beginner I have one perspective, but I thought you might want to read more learned opinions on this great book. Katie at Punky Projects did a comprehensive review as did Jessica at Brown Paper Bunny. Also, if you are interested in lettering, Brittany Luiz has a Facebook Group you can join and learn from, it's called The Lettering Lovelies. If you'd like some extra lettering practice sheets, go to Tombow's site and click the download button! You can also troll the internet and Pinterest for many free printables all about lettering, alphabets, word sayings etc. Brittany is not only an author and lettering expert but also the social media & content manager of Tombow. I purchased a ten piece set of Tombow Dual Brush Pens in the Brights but they come in many sets, go here to see them all! She also recommends the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen set in both hard and soft tip. That's what I used to write out the "spring" set. I found the Fudenosuke pen incredibly useful and easy to use as was the dual brush pens. In fact, I can't imagine learning without them. Starting with a dip pen would seem foolhardy, especially as a leftie. I plan to practice, practice and practice some more, until I have the basic lettering technique down pat. Then I can move onto creating my own personal font. I can't wait! Until then, I did one of Brittany's exercises. I traced around letters I had penned after finding a font I wanted to copy. Then I colored it in and added shadows on the back side of each letter. This will be my new header when my new Wordpress website goes live. Thank you Brittany for inspiring a new love of lettering. This is definitely a five star learning book for artists and lettering enthusiasts.
Date published: 2017-09-25