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Calligraphy by Gaye Godfrey-Nicholls

Calligraphy is a sophisticated and authoritative reference book. Traditional methods are examined alongside contemporary styles and adaptations to offer a unique and inspirational insight into the art and craft of calligraphy for today’s artisan. The examples and techniques in this book reflect the contemporary manifestations of this craft and provide a range of examples of calligraphy as a tool in modern design.

Each lettering ‘hand’ is examined in detail, along with step-by-step exercises and examples of the style in traditional use. Galleries of inspirational examples show the hand used in a range of contemporary design projects, highlighting how modern lettering styles have emerged from traditional techniques. Profiles of contemporary practitioners provide a valuable insight into a range of working processes. Uniquely, Calligraphy examines digital calligraphy and its efficacy as a design tool.

A comprehensive resources section concludes the book, detailing the practicalities of learning about and selling calligraphy products in the contemporary market.

  • A showcase of contemporary work produced using a diverse range of techniques and skills
  • Includes digital calligraphy, which gives the book a contemporary and stylish feel
  • Interviews with leading contemporary designers give insight into their inspiration and working methods

About the Author

Gaye Godfrey-Nicholls is a professional calligrapher with over 20 years of experience. She provides unique hand lettering for a wide range of applications, using a variety of instruments and media. A freelance calligrapher with her own business, Gaye also teaches calligraphy to people of all ages.

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