Lettering with Purpose, by Brittany Luiz

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from Google.com

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

Genre(s): Non-fiction

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

My Review:

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. 😉

4 thoughts on “Lettering with Purpose, by Brittany Luiz

  1. letteringbyusha says:

    I love handlettering and crafting and I have this book too! It’s a great book to get started in hand lettering and has many prompts and projects to get started on or if you are ever in a creative rut.

  2. Rosy Marr says:

    This book sounds soooo fun!!! I would love to do that. 😀 I have done a little bit of hand lettering before before. (Oh dear, now I’m answering your question form the Q&A I;m doing!!! xD) I wrote, “Before Abraham was, I AM.” I enjoyed doing it! 😀

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