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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.

 

Videos

How to Brush Letter with Erica Pinto - Basic Strokes
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How to Brush Letter with Erica Pinto - Basic Strokes

Erica Pinto shows the basic strokes of brush lettering with the Koi brush pens. Learn how to brush letter as you follow along with Erica Pinto in this series with printable guides
How to Brush Letter with Erica Pinto - Lowercase Alphabet part 1
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How to Brush Letter with Erica Pinto - Lowercase Alphabet part 1

Erica Pinto shows how to create a brush letter lower case alphabet with the Koi brush pens. Learn how to brush letter as you follow along with Erica Pinto in this series with printable guides
How to Brush Letter with Erica Pinto - Lowercase Alphabet part 2
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How to Brush Letter with Erica Pinto - Lowercase Alphabet part 2

Erica Pinto shows how to create a brush letter lower case alphabet with the Koi brush pens. Learn how to brush letter as you follow along with Erica Pinto in this series with printable guides
Lettering Demo with Michaela Yee on Creativebug
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Lettering Demo with Michaela Yee on Creativebug

Learn to Letter on Creativebug. 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.
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.
Simple Calligraphy for Kids
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Simple Calligraphy for Kids

For beginners who want to try making easy hand-letting fonts.
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.
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Hand Lettering with Koi Coloring Brush Pens

Learn handlettering using Koi Coloring Brush pens. Tutorial by calligrapher, Joanne Fink.
See All of Our Hand Lettering Videos Here

Products for Hand Lettering

Pigma Micron

Gelly Roll

Koi Coloring Brush Pen

Pigma Calligrapher

 


Guides

How to Brush Letter
Use in conjunction with Erica Pinto’s video series on brush lettering
Koi Brush Pen Lettering
Guide created by Jess Park
Cursive Lesson Plan
Guides created by Certified Cursive Coach Phyllis Macaluso

Pigma Calligrapher Italic Lettering

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 created by calligrapher Randall M. Hasson

RandallAlphabet

Traceable Italic Alphabet

RandallQuickBrownFox

Traceable Italic English Language Pangram

 

Pigma Calligrapher Tracing Practice

Guides created by calligrapher Janet Takahashi

Pen Borders Calligraphic

Traceable Calligraphy Borders

RandallAlphabet

Traceable Uncial Alphabet