Simply Calligraphy is a beautiful book, one well worth having as a wonderful reference tool. The pages are good quality and the spacing and font are easy on the eyes.
The author teaches lettering step by step using illustrations with arrows showing the direction your pen should go to achieve the desired letter. I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning how to letter beautifully.
Thanks to Blogging for Books and Watson-Guptill Publications for giving me this beautiful book. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
JUDY DETRICK is a calligrapher and designer living on the Mendocino coast of Northern California. She taught calligraphy and graphic design at College of the Redwoods on the Mendocino coast for more than twenty-five years and developed the Graphic Arts Certificate Program there. Her work can be found in several anthologies of calligraphy and graphic design, and she is represented in the Richard Harrison Collection of Calligraphy and Lettering at the San Francisco Public Library. She served as editor ofAlphabet, the Journal of the Friends of Calligraphy from 2007 to 2010. A parallel interest of hers is letterpress printing, and under the imprint of the Attic Press, she has produced several limited edition books and a wide collection of ephemera. She teaches regularly at the San Francisco Center for the Book, for the Friends of Calligraphy, and at other venues throughout California.Penguin Random House