Thursday, 30 March 2017

The Complete Book Of Chalk Lettering: Book Review

Finally, my letter-loving lovelies, a slightly different take on the idea of Modern Calligraphy: Chalk Lettering. And where better to start than the last of the books I have to share with you: The Complete Book Of Chalk Lettering by Valerie McKeehan (published by Workman).

The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering

The author has her own Etsy shop, after she transformed an old picture frame into her own bespoke chalkboard and was completely hit by the creative bug. The Complete Book Of Chalk Lettering takes you through the entire experience from the basic letterforms in the first section....


....to eye-catching fonts, flourishes and borders in the second section called Taking Your Designs To The Next Level...

The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering: Create and Develop Your Own Style: Valerie McKeehan: 9780761186113: Amazon.com: Books:

...and then in Putting It All Together, Valerie McKeehan shares some her favourite (and very gorgeous) projects....

The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering: Create and Develop Your Own Style: Valerie McKeehan: 9780761186113: Amazon.com: Books:

It's definitely worth saying that, although the techniques look beautiful in chalk, there's also plenty of scope for carrying the ideas through to any kind of hand lettering ideas that you have.


There is a cool fold-out chalkboard in the back cover, complete with instructions on how to get the very most from using it, which is a lovely creative touch.

Complete Book of Chalk Lettering, The: Amazon.co.uk: Valerie McKeehan: 9780761186113: Books:

But this isn't book of gimmicks, no, siree: solid yet inspiring advice fills every single page - and at 172 pages, this is a delightfully chunky tome.


If hand-lettering is your thang, The Complete Book Of Chalk Lettering should find its place in your home...and heart. 

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