Modern Calligraphy (Paperback)

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy

Molly Suber Thorpe

A complete beginner's guide to the basics of pointed pen script

In Modern Calligraphy, internationally acclaimed designer Molly Suber Thorpe teaches you how to create your own contemporary pointed pen calligraphy, breaking down the process into simple steps with the help of over 250 colour photographs and illustrations for easy guidance.

With step-by-step instructions and simple tips, Modern Calligraphy includes:
- 20 inspirational projects for weddings, entertainment and personal stationery
- Guidance on use of pen and ink, watercolour and gouache
- How to digitise your calligraphy
- Special instructions for left-handed calligraphers

With stunning ideas, careful guided practice and Molly's helpful tips, Modern Calligraphy can help anyone create their own gorgeous calligraphy pieces.

Publication date: 01/05/2017


ISBN: 9780285643710

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Humour & Gift, Reference

Reviews for Modern Calligraphy

'A great starting point for those wanting to develop their own style of pointed pen writing. Creative, fresh, and lovely, this is a book you won't regret adding to your library!'

 Paper & Ink Arts

'My final verdict on Modern Calligraphy? I. Love. It. If you want to be inspired, you've got to buy this book'

Lindsay Bugbee The Postman's Knock

'My go-to referral for anyone that contacts me and asks, "Help! Where do I start?" You start with Modern Calligraphy, that's where!'

Tristan & Michelle Besotted Blog

Molly Suber Thorpe

Molly Suber Thorpe

Molly Suber Thorpe designs custom lettering for brands and individuals around the world, digital assets for lettering artists, and tools for creative freelancers.

She has worked with clients including Google Arts & Culture, Michael Kors, Martha Stewart, Lonely Planet, and Fendi. Her work has been featured in such publications as The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart Weddings, Los Angeles Times, and Buzzfeed.

She is the author of three books about calligraphy.