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Modern Calligraphy & Lettering

Spring 2021

"Modern Calligraphy & Lettering magazine is a brand-new luxury magazine that will inspire and equip you to create beautiful artwork and handmade stationery, as well as fabulously creative upcycling projects. As well as helpful step-by-steps and gorgeous craft projects for nib and brush calligraphy, there are some fab makes for different types of lettering, including stitching and cake icing. Each of the craft projects comes with a traceable template for you to follow or use as a guide. IN THIS ISSUE: FREE GIFT – a 32-page Calming Calligraphy supplement PULL-OUT ART CARDS – 8 beautiful pieces of calligraphy for you to recreate and frame NEXT LEVEL – Leading modern calligraphy Kirsten Burke shows us how to create a large-scale piece with metallic detailing TRADITION – We look back at the beautiful technique of Copperplate with step-by-step guides to trying it at home"

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
$18.24(Incl. tax)

in this issue

1 min
cover up

With St Patrick’s Day on the horizon, Posca’s green and white pens are perfect if you want to create any themed decor! These water-based pens come in a range of nib sizes from 1mm up to a chunky 7mm, as well as a brush finish. Poscas are hugely popular as they work well on a wide range of surfaces, from card and paper to ceramic, glass and wood. So whether it's a greeting card, lettered artwork, decorated vase or window display (see our springtime project on page 90!), it's worth putting a set on your wishlist. Prices start at £2.20, and they come in 15 shades. www.cultpens.com…

1 min
a feast of words

We’re all looking forward to attending in-person events as soon as we can, so put the CLAS Festival 2021 in your diary! This week-long calligraphy festival will be held from 15-21 August 2021 at Warwick University and is a fantastic opportunity to take part in workshops hosted by tutors from around the world. Calligraphers lined up for this year include Rachel Yallop, Marina Soria and Mark L’Argent, covering topics such as modern copperplate, cut lettering and experimental calligraphy. Find out more and register at www.clas.co.uk…

1 min
floral fancies

Learn new skills from home with Becki Clark’s botanical painting workshop kit, which contains everything you need to create beautiful flower- and plant-inspired designs to enhance your calligraphy. The set includes paints and a brush, A5 sketchbook, four pieces of art card, an ink pen and a workbook. The workbook features four seasonal wreaths with step-by-step instructions. Once you've bought the kit, you’ll be emailed a video of Becki working through key sections of the book. £45 from www.beckiclark.com…

1 min
getting started

Beginners to modern calligraphy will love this personalised set from By Moon and Tide Calligraphy. Packaged in a gorgeous presentation box, the kit contains everything you need to get started on your lettering journey, including an instruction book, nib, oblique pen holder, black ink, brush lettering pen and an array of paper and tags. Also included is a personalised journal with your name in gold calligraphy so you can keep a record of your progress. By Moon and Tide is run by Lake District calligrapher Claire Gough (claim to fame: her work hangs in Kirstie Allsopp’s bathroom!), and the kit includes the pens, nibs and inks she uses herself to create her gorgeous work. £52 from www.noths.com/calligraphyforweddings…

1 min

BRUSH PEN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP The Modern Calligraphy Co 23 March, 10am-12pm (online), £55 www.themoderncalligraphyco.com BEYOND BEGINNER: NIB, MASKING FLUID & WASHES The Modern Calligraphy Co 23 March, 7-9pm (online), £55 www.themoderncalligraphyco.com BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY Babooche Calligraphy Online, any time course https://app.workshop.ws/workshops BEGINNER’S MODERN CALLIGRAPHY The Postman’s Knock Online, any time course, $25 (approx £18) www.thepostmansknock.com TEACH YOURSELF MODERN BEGINNERS’ CALLIGRAPHY ONLINE Wild Sea Calligraphy Online, any time course, £25 www.wildseacalligraphy.com INTERMEDIATE CALLIGRAPHY KIT: From Beginner to Intermediate Wild Calligraphy Downloadable course, £35 www.wildcalligraphygb.com BEGINNERS LUXURY MODERN CALLIGRAPHY KIT Leigh Calligraphy Online, any time course, £53.30 (includes delivered beginners’ kit & VIP access) www.leighcalligraphy.co.uk/shop Details correct at the time of print, check websites for updates and information about online courses.…

1 min
new books

WRITING FOR JOY From Joyce Lee, the founder of Manchesterbased calligraphy company Artsynibs Studio, The Joy of Modern Calligraphy is a beautiful introduction to this addictive hobby. Joyce covers tools, techniques and methods for modern calligraphy, and the book includes photocopiable practice sheets in a hardback folder. As well as practical technique, Joyce also explores the ways that calligraphy can encourage us to slow down and be mindful, helping us to express our creativity. £15.99, www.searchpress.com TRY SOMETHING NEW If your goal is to be more experimental with your calligraphy this year, check out Hand Lettering off the Page by Amy Latta. This new book explores how to use your calligraphy skills to create signs, cushions, mugs and more. Step-by-step guides to 25 gorgeous projects show you how to letter on a range of…