Book Reviews

Review: Simply Calligraphy: A Beginner’s Guide to Elegant Lettering

36This little guide to hand lettering proves that calligraphy is as easy as picking up pen and paper. Focused on calligraphy’s most popular alphabet—italic—this delightful manual introduces basic capital and small letters and numbers, plus all the creative flourishes you need to customize your unique script for every project and occasion. With quick and easy instruction from calligraphy teacher and designer Judy Detrick, Simply Calligraphy will have you whipping up elegant invitations, pleasing place cards, and personalized thank-you notes in no time.

What I Loved: I’ve always wanted to learn calligraphy but was intimidated, so I really loved Judy’s simplistic approach to it. She begins by explaining the tools you’ll need and offers brand suggestions. The lesson begins with Judy breaking down the technique and walking you through practice runs. She builds on this bit by bit until you have a complete alphabet. I love that she also offers some project ideas and 2 other alphabets to work with.

Rating and Recommendation: I’m giving Simply Calligraphy 5 stars and I recommend it for anyone looking to pick up the art of calligraphy.

~I received a copy from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. 

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