This simple guide to calligraphy teaches just the basics, allowing novices to jump right in and make their own wedding invitations, hand-label envelopes, write their own placecards, and explore their creative side.
With the rise of do-it-yourselfers, there is growing demand for a calligraphy guide that is much simpler than what's currently on the market. This book answers that call, with a focus on only the popular Italic alphabet rather than the scads normally covered by other books (Gothic, Uncials, Half-uncials, and so on). After learning the basic letters, this book presents an open invitation--and a bit of inspiration--to make calligraphy one's own with creative flourishes for every project and occasion. With a modern two-color design and simple explanatory text, Simply Calligraphy's unintimidating approach proves that calligraphy is as easy as picking up pen and paper.
JUDY DETRICK taught calligraphy and graphic design at College of the Redwoods on the Mendocino coast for more than thirty years, and developed the Graphic Arts Certificate Program there. Active in the Bay Area calligraphy community, she teaches regularly at several Bay Area venues and throughout Northern California, including the San Francisco Center for the Book. She served as editor of Alphabet, the Journal of the Friends of Calligraphy from 2007 to 2010. Her work is well represented in the Harrison Calligraphy Collection in Special Collections at the San Francisco Public Library.