Whether you are new to lettering or you would like to develop your skills beyond the basics, this book offers a wealth of practical tutorials and inspiring projects. The book begins with an overview of tools and materials, both traditional and modern; then presents a visual glossary of letterforms; highlights the unique characteristics of the featured alphabets; and demonstrates how to draw letterforms to foster an understanding of how they're created. The core chapters explore traditional, modern, and special effects lettering using a variety of mark-making tools, with in-depth how-to on adding flourishes and other special details, plus creative projects. There's also an introduction to modifying and creating letterforms digitally, as well as practice sheets for the featured alphabets. 192 pages.