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Calligraphy & lettering today, Denise Lach * Tools & materials * Getting started * Skeleton letterforms * Making a layout * Making a finished piece * CLASSIC CALLIGRAPHY: Roman capitals * Foundational hand * Gothic script * Italic script * CAPITALS & INITIALS: Decorated letters * Illuminated letters * Embossing & debossing * Monograms * DECORATION & DISPLAY: Pen flourishes * Chalkboard lettering * Vintage sign writing * Painted lettering * Everyday penmanship * BEYOND WESTERN CALLIGRAPHY: Japanese calligraphy * Zoomorphic calligraphy * Glossary; About the makers; Index; Picture credits & acknowledgments

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Introduces a range of inspiring calligraphy and lettering practices from around the world and practical projects suited to anyone inspired to try their hand at this rewarding, meditative activity.

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Denise Lach teaches serigraphy and conceptual writing at the Basel School of Design, Switzerland, and has held teaching posts all over the world. Her works are shown internationally.

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