Modern calligraphy uses a brush pen and paper to create beautiful, hand-lettered art. Now you can learn to form your own whimsical, inspired artwork with the help of Modern Calligraphy.
Unlike traditional calligraphy, which typically uses a pen to form consistent letters that follow stricter guidelines, modern calligraphy allows you to personalize your hand-lettered art. There are fewer rules, which adds to the fun! You can add color, florals, and other embellishments, and the process is more relaxing and whimsical. It’s ideal for beginning calligraphers and anyone else looking to make hand-lettered art without a lot of guidelines.
Modern Calligraphy features step-by-step projects for using a brush pen and paper to form letters, words, and embellishments. Once you’ve learned the basics of brush lettering, use the helpful tips and gorgeous artwork to create your own elegant-but-fun lettered artwork. Then you can hand-letter anything you like, from address labels on envelopes to party invitations, letters to loved ones, cards, decorative artwork, maps, and so much more.
Learn the art of brush lettering with Modern Calligraphy!
Maricar Concepcion Ramos is an artist, educator, and entrepreneur based in the Philippines. She runs Seven Brushstrokes, an online teaching resource and popular Instagram account. Maricar learned to do calligraphy in 2017 while working as an engineer and looking for a break from her everyday routine. She is a self-taught calligrapher and brush artist who runs video tutorials and virtual workshops for students all over the world. Maricar has taught calligraphy to more than 3,000 students, including on Skillshare. She has worked with Faber-Castell and Stabilo, and she represents Tombow Philippines as an ambassador. Visit her online at sevenbrushstrokes.com and on Instagram @sevenbrushstrokes.
"Simple yet comprehensive, this is a must-read for budding calligraphers."—Publishers Weekly
"An ideal and unreservedly recommended DIY instructional guide and 'how to' manual...Beautifully and informatively illustrated."—Midwest Book Review