Looking for a fun way to express yourself? Hand lettering is an increasingly popular way to create interesting and dynamic images. Words are pretty powerful and can add a narrative element to your visual work.
In Jenny Doh’s new book, Creative Lettering: Techniques & Tips from Top Artists, she enlists the help of 16 unique artists to explore the subject of creating text by hand. After a brief introduction and breakdown of lettering basics, each artist offers their insights on recreating the alphabet. They offer their favorite tools and mediums, examples of their own artwork, hand-drawn fonts, and fun projects to complete.
So many fun inspirations! Like this simple and cute lettering style…
And these flower letters…
And these letters made out of Legos! I’ve got to try this one with Elise.
Lettering can be used to enhance a number of creative projects from journalling and crafts to fine art and design. The artwork and advice offered in this terrific book from Lark Crafts is really inspiring and will have you reaching for pen and paper before you know it!
If you are already working with text or feeling motivated to get started, you can share your creative lettering project on the Lark Crafts site for an additional chance to win a copy of the book. It’s a great opportunity to share your work and see how other crafters are creating with hand lettering.
Here’s what the prize includes: One copy of Creative Lettering: Techniques & Tips from Top Artists by Jenny Doh.
To enter for a chance to win a copy of Creative Lettering: Techniques & Tips from Top Artists: See that little gray box below? Please log in the box below using Facebook, and follow the instructions — I’m using a service for this giveaway called Rafflecopter. This contest is listed at Contestgirl. Good luck!
Terms and conditions:
The winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter and announced on April 16, 2013. We will contact the winner and ship the package to your US mailing address via USPS. Please note that neither Kathy Beymer nor Merriment Design is responsible for items lost due to shipping or delivery errors.
Giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older only (sorry international readers!) and is void where prohibited. Odds of winning is based on the number of entrants. This giveaway not associated with Facebook; entrants are providing information to Merriment Design and not to Facebook. Good luck!