“Lettering with Purpose covers basic hand-lettering, calligraphy, and brush-lettering techniques, while encouraging artists to develop their own personal lettering styles and create artwork with purpose. With an abundance of inspirational exercises and step-by-step projects, professional lettering artist Brittany Luiz demonstrates how to create hand-lettered artwork that is at once uplifting, joyful, and empowering!” ~from the back cover
Title: Lettering with Purpose
Author: Brittany Luiz
Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ (five stars)
Romance Content: None… one of the projects was of the phrase “Love never fails”, but that’s not exactly romance… 🙂
Recommended age range: 12+, or experienced hand-lettering artists
This book was extremely helpful to me and was fun to read. I loved looking at all of the gorgeous pictures of hand-lettering!! If you need inspiration, this book will give it to you. 😉
The author includes info on how to write different fonts, along with sheets on which to practice + trace the fonts. I, unfortunately, was not able to take advantage of those pages, since I read a library copy, but it looks very helpful. Mrs. Luiz also recommends some of her favorite tools for hand-lettering, which was good information to have (except now I have one more thing to spend money on… 😛 ).
I also really like the instructions for turning hand-lettering into vectors; I had read another book on how to do that, but this book helped me understand it better. (Now I “need to” buy Adobe Photoshop + Illustrator… but I don’t want to spend the money, so I’m in a dilemma! 😉 )
There are hand-lettering prompts (think writing prompts, but for hand-lettering) — 100 of them! — in the back of this book, which look interesting. I did not read all of the prompts, so there may be things I don’t agree with in them; I just don’t know. 😉
From the title, I was hoping that there would be some kind of Christian emphasis, but that is not the case. However, I still really liked it and I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning more about hand-lettering.
Thanks for putting up with this review, non-crafty types who follow this blog! I’m hoping that this will help those who enjoy doing crafts and hand-lettering. 😉