- 出版社: St. Martin's Griffin (2013年9月24日)
- 平装: 192页
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 1250016320
- 条形码: 8601200472400
- 商品尺寸: 21.8 x 1.3 x 24.3 cm
- 商品重量: 635 g
- ASIN: 1250016320
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Modern Calligraphy: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy (英语) 平装 – 2013年9月24日
Praise for Modern Calligraphy
“My final verdict on Modern Calligraphy? I. Love. It. If you want to be inspired, you’ve got to buy this book (it’s the best $25 you’ll spend on your calligraphy skills).”― Lindsay Bugbee, The Postman's Knock
"Molly Suber Thorpe deconstructs her modern style script for those brand new to calligraphy. Complete with exemplars, supply descriptions, instructions, and projects, it is a great starting point for those wanting to develop their own style of pointed pen writing. Creative, fresh, and lovely, this is a book you won’t regret adding to your library!"― Paper & Ink Arts
"Teaches Molly's bold style of Copperplate that looks stylish and fresh, yet still refined. After an overview of supplies, you learn letters, words, then phrases with the clear instructions and exemplars. You then learn how to write with gouache and watercolor and how to digitize your calligraphy for printed items. The 20 projects provide inspiration for weddings, entertainment, and personal stationery. The final section is practical info for the working scribe, including strategies for large-batch projects and hints for left-handers."― John Neal Bookseller
Praise for The Calligrapher's Business Handbook
“This new book should be a staple in the library of any calligrapher who wishes to pursue the art as a business. It is simply a wealth of useful and practical information. ... This is a volume that certainly should not be missed!”― Paper & Ink Arts
"If you’re interested in making some income from your dip pen talent, I highly recommend The Calligrapher’s Business Handbook! When you have a moment to read it, you’ll want to dig in with a highlighter in hand. Molly’s transparency about pricing and process is unrivaled, and I think that a lot of calligraphy businesses will get a running start because of her generosity in sharing information."― Lindsay Bugbee, The Postman's Knock
Praise for Molly's work
“Molly has reinvented the art of calligraphy! There is nothing more exciting than receiving an envelope in the mail that was calligraphed by Molly. Her playful and charming script makes such a statement and her envelopes instantly become treasures (not trash)!”?Cheree Berry, Cheree Berry Paper and former Kate Spade designer
"We love the bouncy, joyous, juicy quality of Molly's calligraphy. It's so lovely and fun and such a celebratory take on modern lettering."― 100 Layer Cake
"I’m met with an appeased feeling when I see calligraphy with personality; when a lettering style and a colour palette paint a picture in your head of what the person would be like as you look at it. When I first came across the work of Molly Suber Thorpe, I got that feeling. What captured my attention was how unique each project felt. Some sincerely whimsical, while others strikingly sophisticated. Molly works closely with individuals to ensure their desires are met, creating beautiful calligraphy for her clients."― Julie Doan, Oh So Beautiful Paper
“Molly Suber Thorpe is a marvel: her work is creative, fun, full of energy, and marked with personal style.” ?Ashley Maddox, Where I'd Stay blog
Molly Suber Thorpe is a hand lettering artist whose focus is on branding and editorial calligraphy work. She is credited as a driving force behind the modern calligraphy movement, being among the first artists to use the whimsical, unorthodox pointed pen styles and bold color palettes so popular today. Clients hire Molly for a variety of projects, including hand-lettered logos, envelope calligraphy, custom stationery, and even tattoos.
Modern Calligraphy: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013), has been translated into Chinese and Spanish, and was named one of 2013’s “Favorite Craft Books” by Amazon. Molly's second book, The Calligrapher’s Business Handbook: Pricing and Policies for Lettering Artists(Calligrafile Press, 2017), guides hand letterers to develop a thriving freelance career, and has been an Amazon Bestseller in the Calligraphy and Business of Art categories.
Molly’s extensive client list includes Google Arts & Culture, Martha Stewart Weddings, Michael Kors, Fendi, AARP, J. Jill, and Victorio & Lucchino. Her work and words have appeared in dozens of publications, including UPPERCASE, Martha Stewart Living, The Wall Street Journal, LA Times, The Guardian, Buzzfeed, Bound & Lettered, Country Living, Style Me Pretty, Design*Sponge, and Snippet & Ink.
Molly also loves to teach. In addition to conducting in-person calligraphy workshops in the United States and Europe, Molly is a Top Teacher on the Skillshare.com platform, with over half a million minutes of watch time since her first Skillshare class launched in 2013.
In 2016, Molly founded Calligrafile.com, a curated database of resource links and products for calligraphers, hand lettering artists, type enthusiasts, and creative freelancers. It is the largest site of its kind, with over two dozen contributing artists, and thousands of participants from around the world.
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In skill, I am somewhere in the Intermediate area, but this has beginning tips as well as pointers on working with watercolor and gouache. Molly Suber Thorpe gives helpful pointers on nibs, nib holders, ink, and paper(which is worse - having paper that your nib skips on, or the sound of your nib skipping on paper?) for those just starting out, and then segues into writing - "letters first, then words, then sentences." There are some wonderful reference pages with upper- and lower-case letters of the alphabet, followed by a page with numbers and punctuation. Some reviewers complained that the pages are ordered by letter of the alphabet, but I prefer to look at individual letters rather than alphabets. (A note on the printing - the background of the letter pages has a grid pattern, and in my book the page with Ss and Ts has the background grid visible over the letters. I found it slightly distracting but not detrimental; I'll add a photo showing what I mean.)
The book explains spacing, working with rulers or with a light box to achieve a straight line, as well as digitizing one's calligraphy. Writing with watercolor and gouache are covered(as well as ink and watercolor washes in general) in the Intermediate Technique section. The section on addressing envelopes also has a handy etiquette chart!
The final section of the book is devoted to DIY calligraphy projects, and while I may not directly do these projects, the information is sure to be useful for similar projects in the future. Projects range from calligraphed wrapping paper to stationery to digitizing one's calligraphy in order to create a custom stamp.
Molly Suber Thorpe's expertise shows in her work, and her writing style is casual and easy to understand. I feel like I have improved already - it has given me the confidence to attempt calligraphing in Greek - and Modern Calligraphy is both a great instructional tool and a helpful resource. I couldn't be more pleased.