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Reduce Stress with these 5 Calligraphy Books

Create charming art for your space with these must-reads

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As homeowners, we love decorating our space with pieces that are close to our hearts—may it be a collection of figurines or quotes that motivate us each day.

Phrases that speak of positivity and dreams are often seen in bedrooms and kitchens. When executed well, these words can serve as lovely accents that can surely liven up a space. If you're thinking of creating a masterpiece that you can frame and display at home, you may want to try your hand at calligraphy and lettering. Let these five reads serve as your trusty guides:

The ABCs of Hand Lettering by Abbey Sy

This handy book features insightful calligraphy tips from Filipino designer and letterer Abbey Sy. It's a must-have—especially for beginners, with its easy-to-follow instructions plus a feature on the needed materials such as rulers, pens, and brushes. Get started by exploring how you can work with decorative fonts like serif, sans serif, and even script. 

P295, National Book Store.

Little Book of Lettering

If you are looking for new design pegs for your next calligraphy project, then this book is for you! The Little Book of Lettering features portfolios from different artists and calligraphers that will motivate you to illustrate something new. 

P1195, National Book Store.

Creative Lettering: Technique & Tips from Top Artists

Want to create a new lettering style that's completely yours? This book features 16 artists who dish out tips on the process involved in making a handwriting style that reflects your personality. It also gives readers an A to Z sampler of new fonts to try.

P965, National Book Store.

The Typography Colouring Book

Do you love to color and sketch at the same time? Best to grab a copy of this two-in-one book! It allows you to create your own calligraphy style while using colorful pencils and crayons. Once you're done, you can hang your new colorful art in the living area or in your bedroom.

P539, National Book Store.

The Art of Calligraphy & Lettering: Master Techniques for Traditional and Contemporary Handwritten Styles

If you've been practicing calligraphy for quite a while now, a great way to hone your skill further is by learning a tip or two from the experts. This book highlights accomplished calligraphers and their tips on writing different alphabets from classical forms to fresh modern styles.

P889, National Book Store.

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