My Favorite Lettering Resources

When I started lettering, I was so overwhelmed by the amount of resources out there. I bought a ridiculous amount of books and downloaded a ton of practice sheets to get me started on this journey. There were some that I loved, and some that I references less than others. And so, a year into my journey, I want to share with you my absolute favorites! So check them out:

1. The Guide to Mindful Lettering | 2. Hand Lettering 201 | 3. Modern Calligraphy
4. Hand Lettering Guide Worksheets | 5. Intermediate Master Class

1. The Guide to Mindful Lettering – Lisa Funk

This was the very first book I picked up, and loved it! This book really helped me develop my style without intimidating me. You can also customize the book to have the spine be on the left or on the right, which makes it so easy to write on and layer tracing paper over. I also loved the practice phrases, which bounced lettering, and helped you figure out composition!

2. Hand Lettering 201: Intermediate Lettering and Design Basics – Chalkfulloflove

I loved this book to expand my lettering styles. There are so many different styles in this book, and I loved playing with them. My lettering definitely leans feminine, and I just loved the styles captured in the book. If you’re looking to get a few new styles under you belt, I highly recommend checking out this book!

3. Modern Calligraphy: A Beginner’s Guide to Pointed Pen and Brush Pen Lettering – Leslie Tieu

I still reference this book on a daily basis…that’s how awesome it is!! What I love about this one is the variety of different styles. In the back of the book, Leslies shows you more than 10+ variations for each letter (capital and lower care). I also love that this book is spiral bound and is easy to practice on and use with tracing sheets if you’re just starting out.

4. Hand Lettering Guide – TinyCactusDesign

I love Lindsay’s lettering style, and these were awesome to practice with. She has both lower case and upper case practice sheets, fauxlligraphy, serifs and sans serifs, and even teaches you about watercolor (which she is awesome at). She also provides separate .png files for easy use with the iPad. These worksheets are awesome, and I highly recommend them!

5. The Intermediate Masterclass – Amanda Arneill

About three months into my lettering journey I started to feel a little stale. I was past the beginner stage, but not progressing past my comfort zone. On a whim, I signed up for this course, and the is hands down the reason why I’ve progressed as much as I did in just one year. Amanda is a phenomenal teacher, and explains everything in as much detail as possible. What I loved about this course were the live facebook sessions where she critiqued each homework assignment individually and explained how to make it better. If you’re looking to propel your skills and get out of your comfort zone, sign up for this course! There is currently a wait list for the spring class.

I hope this was helpful! If you have any questions, please let me know. Happy to answer and help in any way I can!

Hello From The Outside…

Vevo/Screenshot – Adele “Hello”

HELLO EVERYONE! I’m back…and I am so sorry for being gone for almost a full year! I’ve been so busy learning hand-lettering that I’ve let the blog go to the wayside. Now that I’m done with the 365 challenge, I can finally concentrate on the blog and really dedicate some time to creating quality content.

I’ve been thinking about this for a while and I am going to take a different direction for future content. In the past I’ve been solely focused on typography, but now that I’ve been exploring the world of hand-lettering, I’d really like to work on content that helps lettering artists in their journey. I’ll still have the wallpaper posts that everyone loves, but a lot of content will focus on lettering tips, tricks, and potentially even some product tutorials…all depending on the things you guys would want to see!

My next post will be all about my favorite lettering resources for those just starting their journey. When I started out I bought so many books and practice workbooks, so I wanted to create a roundup of the ones that I found the most helpful, especially in the very beginning! Can’t wait to share with all of you!

February 2019 – Wallpaper Round-Up

Hi everyone! I hope everyone made it through the polar vortex, and that warm weather is on the horizon!

I took the plunge and started an instagram page for my hand lettering and decided to do the 365 challenge. Follow along (Chic Type Lettering) to see my progress and lettering challenge posts. It’s been so long since I’ve been really creative and I am super pumped for this new adventure.

Enjoy this month’s roundup!

1. To Live Beautifully  |  2. Oh So Lovely
3. Edens Garden  |  4. Britt Fabello  |  5. Every-Tuesday
6. Rae Ritchie  |  7. Lily & Val  |  8.  Lovilee
9. Flipsnack  |  10. Minding My Nest  |  11. Bekleidet
12. + 13. The Everygirl  |  14. Sarah Hearts
15. Uppercase Designs  |  16. Designer Blogs
17. Paper Raven Co.  |  18. Loose Leaf Creative
19. The Printable Project  |  20. Candidly Keri
21. Aditi Panchal  |  22. Six Leaf Design
23. The House That Lars Built  |  24. Angie Spurgeon

January 2019 – Wallpaper Round-Up

Happy 2019!! I hope you all are having an amazing start to the new year. With the start of the new year, I also thought I’d start a new creative venture. Late last year, I decided I wanted to start hand lettering. I got a few books (this was my fave: The Guide to Mindful Lettering), some pens, tracing paper and got to work. I’ve been doing my best to practice every day…and so far, so good. Would you be interested in me posting some of my work on the blog? I am also going to start an Instagram account to track my progress and fun projects. I’ll keep you posted once that goes live.

In the next couple of weeks, I am also going to do a roundup of my favorite hand lettering Instagram accounts, and some helpful tools and tips on getting started with lettering from the view point of a newbie.

And now, what you’ve been waiting for…enjoy these awesome wallpapers!

1. The Printable Project  |  2. Candidly Keri
3. Loose Leaf Creative  |  4. Paper Raven Co.
5. Uppercase Designs  |  6. Designer Blogs  |  7. Sarah Hearts
8. The Everygirl  |  9. Bekleidet  |  10. Minding My Nest
11. + 12. Flipsnack  |  13.  Lovilee  |  14. Rae Ritchie
15. Lily & Val  |  16. Mospens Studio  |  17. Every-Tuesday
18. Britt Fabello  |  19. Edens Garden  |  20. Oh So Lovely
21. Sugar Paper  |  22. To Live Beautifully

December 2018 – Wallpaper Round-Up

Happy December everyone! This is my favorite time of the year and I am definitely that person that decorates for the holidays before December even starts #sorrynotsorry. Hope everyone has an amazing month full of love, laughter and family!

1. Six Leaf Design  |  2. + 3. + 4. The Everygirl  | 5. Bekleidet
6. + 7. Flipsnack  |  8. Minding My Nest  |  9. Mel Armstrong
10. Lily & Val  |  11. Lovilee  |  12. Rae-Ritchie
13. Mospens Studio  |  14. Britt Fabello  |  15. Every-Tuesday
16. Paper Raven Co.  |  17. Designer Blogs
18. Uppercase Designs  |  19. Loose Leaf Creative
20. Candidly Keri  |  21. Eve Sand  |  22. Aditi Panchal