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Create hand-lettered Victorian valentines and Christmas cards. Send invitations in Celtic script. Sure to inspire your 10- to 18-year-olds, this beginner's guide features 365 different calligraphy alphabets and 52 creative lettering projects. 111 pages, softcover from Perigee.
This book is a totally new concept in learning and improving calligraphy skills. It presents a new lettering challenge for each day of the year; 365 in all (plus a bonus for Leap Day), ranging from 'angular Italic' to 'turned Celtic.' These alphabets are the perfect program for beginners learning the art of beautiful writing. They also offer the best form of practice and improvement for experienced calligraphers.
In addition to daily practice, a practical lettering project is presented for each week. There are 52 in all, ranging from wholly creative projects such as designing an award for a special person to such money-makers as lettering wedding invitations or greeting cards.
Margaret Shepherd, a calligraphy teacher and designer, is the author of numerous books about calligraphy.