Lettering

In today’s digital environment, people are re-discovering the value and humanity of the handwritten word. Teaching handwriting is disappearing from schools, we commonly correspond through text message, and few people mail personalized letters anymore. Fortunately, we are experiencing a surge in the hand-written arts.

For example, a quick hashtag search on social media proves that interest in calligraphy, typography, and lettering is growing. Calligraphy classes that were once waning in interest are now full. There’s a shift away from mass produced perfection to handcrafted. In packaging, the trend of handwritten lettering and hand-painted backgrounds is everywhere. Grocery chains feature handwritten signage to communicate personalized messaging. Handwriting is an expressive way to communicate and we encourage people to take the time to write something by hand.

 

Learn to Letter on Creativebug (link the word Creativebug to:http://bit.ly/DailyLetteringChallenge)

Hone your skills by starting a daily practice with Michaela of Sakura. Michaela expertly demonstrates how to use a variety of Sakura pens and paints – including favorites like Pigma Microns, Koi Brush Pens and Gelly Rolls. Throughout the month, Michaela shares several styles of brush-lettered and block alphabets, perfect for making custom cards, frame-worthy quotes, and more. You’ll also learn which pens are best to use on glass, metal, wood and other unconventional surfaces. Each day, you’ll gradually build your skills, inspiring you to keep lettering even when the month is over.

Take the 30 Day Challenge here.

 

Calligraphy Tips Using Pigma Calligrapher Pens
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Calligraphy Tips Using Pigma Calligrapher Pens

In this video, calligrapher Joanne Fink explains the basics of calligraphy using Sakura's Pigma Calligrapher pens.
How to Write a Lower Case Italic Alphabet - Calligraphy Tutorial from Joanne Fink
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How to Write a Lower Case Italic Alphabet - Calligraphy Tutorial from Joanne Fink

In this video, calligrapher Joanne Fink demonstrates how to create an italic lower case alphabet using Sakura's Pigma Calligrapher pens. Download the Italic Lettering Guides at http://sakuraofamerica.com/lettering
Simple Upper Case Italic Alphabet - Calligraphy Tutorial from Joanne Fink
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Simple Upper Case Italic Alphabet - Calligraphy Tutorial from Joanne Fink

Download the Italic Lettering Guides at the Sakura website here: http://sakuraofamerica.com/lettering In this video, calligrapher Joanne Fink demonstrates how to create an italic, upper case, simple capital alphabet using Sakura's Pigma Calligrapher pens.

 

Hand Lettering Tutorial by Ladyfingers Letterpress.
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Hand Lettering for Beginners

Helpful, step-by-step instructions for writing your favorite quotes in interesting layouts.
Hand Lettering & Calligraphy Techniques
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Hand Lettering & Calligraphy Techniques

Joanne Fink demonstrates a number of different hand lettering techniques using Pigma Calligrapher pens.
Complete Cursive Lesson Plan for Age 8-9
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Hand Lettering with Koi Coloring Brush Pens

Learn handlettering using Koi Coloring Brush pens. Tutorial by calligrapher, Joanne Fink.

 

Hand Lettering Guide: How to Get Started
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Hand Lettering: A Step By Step Guide to Layouts

Helpful, step-by-step instructions for writing your favorite quotes in interesting layouts.
Simple Calligraphy for Kids
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Simple Calligraphy for Kids

For beginners who want to try making easy hand-letting fonts.
Hand Lettering for Beginners
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Hand Lettering for Beginners

Hand lettering is the art of drawing letters to create an aesthetically interesting design. It\'s a relatively inexpensive hobby and a great way to express yourself.
See All of Our Hand Lettering Videos Here

Perfect Products for Hand Lettering

Pigma Micron

Gelly Roll

Koi Coloring Brush Pen

Pigma Calligrapher

 

Pigma Calligrapher Italic Lettering Guides

Use in conjunction with Joanne Fink's video series on writing Italic Calligraphy

Pigma Calligrapher Guide - 1mm

1mm Pigma Calligrapher Lettering Guide

Pigma Calligrapher Guide - 2mm

2mm Pigma Calligrapher Lettering Guide

PCGuide3

3mm Pigma Calligrapher lettering guide

 

Pigma Calligrapher Tracing Practice Guides

Guides created by calligrapher Randall M. Hasson

RandallAlphabet

Traceable Italic Alphabet

RandallQuickBrownFox

Traceable Italic English Language Pangram

 

Pigma Calligrapher Tracing Practice Guides

Guides created by calligrapher Janet Takahashi

Pen Borders Calligraphic

Traceable Calligraphy Borders

RandallAlphabet

Traceable Uncial Alphabet