- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Virgin Books (10 Mar. 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0753557282
- ISBN-13: 978-0753557280
- Product Dimensions: 17 x 1.8 x 23 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Nib + Ink: The New Art of Modern Calligraphy Paperback – 10 Mar 2016
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Discover exciting, creative and interesting ways to personalise your stationery, add a flourish to your correspondence and develop your own unique style of modern calligraphy.
About the Author
Chiara Perano pioneered the modern calligraphy trend and is the widely regarded the go-to expert and master of the art. Chiara is the founder of Lamplighter London studio, which specialises in modern and decorative calligraphy and illustration. She spends her days creating digital and hand drawn lettering and design for private and commercial clients, for use on stationery, installations, advertising and events. Lamplighter London also host stylish modern calligraphy workshops suited to type lovers and newbies alike. @lamplighterlondon #nibandinkbook
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Top Customer Reviews
What it definitely is not, is a book full of varied and inspiring examples of modern calligraphy.
What it is, is a basic primer on Chiara's rather lovely - but rather limited, it would seem - interpretation of 'modern calligraphy'. The style you see on the example pages visible here (and in other online images), with very subtle variations, is all there is here; that's it. A bit of a 'one trick pony' really.
There is also a useful introduction to the basics of the craft, similar to most calligraphy primers but all done in a friendly and approachable style.
Fully one third of the book is taken up with appropriately ruled, but otherwise blank, pages for you to emulate, practice or extemporize on the examples shown. However, since this is a fairly thick 'perfect bound' paperback it simply will not lie flat for you write on; to make proper use of the practice sheets you would need, at the very least to break the binding, or ideally remove the pages altogether (or your hand will often be resting on the thick edge of the book). I think that alone betrays the books very basic aspirations.
With a further twenty-odd pages devoted to prelims, half-titles or essentially blank pages, you'll see there isn't actually a lot here.
If you're looking for an 'entre' into some fun with a pen, for gifts, social stationery or whatever, without concerning yourself with the technicalities and rigour of more formal calligraphy, this could be good for newcomers. But if you're fairly inventive, or a quick learner you might outgrow this book before you've finished it. If you simply don't get along with the very particular lettering style used herein, you might find it doesn't lead you anywhere at all.
A handsome book; not really what I was expecting, but if it encourages others to 'give it a go' that's great.
The author describes ONE single type of lettering and calls it "the modern calligraphy alphabet" as if there was such a thing. The author constantly refers to it as if it was a set and agreed upon alphabet. This is not misleading, it is outright wrong.
Many of the absolute essentials are not covered in the book. There is nothing about kerning, embellishments, different styles. Many of the basic rules are constantly broken which is annoying for a beginner. Especially as they are not explained why they are ignored. Maybe that is why they are not even mentioned. There is also literally nothing in the book about different sizes and heights. You can only write in one size. As soon as you go larger (i.e. for a bigger card) you will notice that you are lost.
The whole book focuses on one type of nib…but there are hundreds out there. Again it mentions only one other type of nib in the passing and giving the impression that that is the way it is.
The calligraphy of the author in this book shows no originality and has a very unprofessional feel to it. The worst thing is lack of consistency in her writing.
If you already know how to write this book is a waste of money. There is basically no content worth your time and money. If you are new to calligraphy then stay away from this book as well. You will not learn the basic rules neither will you be able to use different nibs. You will be unable to create your own style.
I would give 0 stars if that was possible.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great Item - ignor the reviews that say its full of blank pages - that's for you to use to test out the scripts on the previous pages - Doh! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Roger
This book is absolutely beautifully done and a great start to your calligraphy journey. It has simple steps by step instructions and helpful tips that are easy to replicate without... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nida M.
It is what it is - a workbook for practicing calligraphy on with some nice examples and alternates of handwriting. Read morePublished 3 months ago by doublebarrowed
This is a great book to learn calligraphy, it gives you a step by step on everything from buying pens and nibs to how to hold the pen and create shapes! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Claire H.
It is what i am expecting . So excited to start learning calligraphyPublished 7 months ago by kristine t. reyes
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