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Modern Mark Making: From Classical Calligraphy to Hip Hand-Lettering Spiral-bound – July 1, 2008


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  • Spiral-bound: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Quarry Books (July 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592534198
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592534197
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #500,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Engelbrecht, Lisa. Modern Mark Making: From Classic Calligraphy to Hip Hand-Lettering. Quarry: Quayside. 2008. c.160p. illus. ISBN 978-1-59253-419-7. $24.99. CRAFTS
This book takes the conventions of traditional calligraphy and applies them to contemporary graphics. Along with some original alphabets, lettering artist Engelbrecht introduces her collection of alternative writing tools used for special effects. Well illustrated with examples by the author and others, this is a good source of ideas and techniques for professionals and hobbyists alike. A good selection for general craft or graphic arts collections. --
Library Journal, Oct 15, 2008

About the Author

Lisa Engelbrecht (Long Beach, CA) is a lettering artist and was an instructor of calligraphy at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California, where she instituted a Certificate in Calligraphy. She teaches workshops and classes around the country specializing in lettering on fabric and alternative surfaces, experimental lettering and the creative process.

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I turn to this book often for my lettering needs when doing artistic journaling.
Virginia Markley
We look wistfully in our bank accounts and decide we can't really justify the facsimile edition of the St. John's Bible, a unique calligraphic wonder of our time.
Alison Kent
This is a fresh voice in Calligraphy books, noting what works for todays scribe and showing pictures of tools and suggestions for writing mediums.
L. Goralski

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Alison Kent on July 1, 2008
Format: Spiral-bound
Calligraphers buy lots of books. Most of us own a copy of Johnston's Writing and Illuminating and Lettering. We look wistfully in our bank accounts and decide we can't really justify the facsimile edition of the St. John's Bible, a unique calligraphic wonder of our time. I have over two shelves just with calligraphy books. Some of them are straightforward how-to manuals (a boon for people who live far away from good personal instruction); others are more exemplars.

Then along comes Mark Making... It has been years since I've been so bowled over by this kind of audacity. Placing graffiti artists somehow on a par with medieval scribes, and exhorting us all to bust out and have more fun (check out the section on fabric!), without ever bypassing the need to get a firm foundation, Engelbrecht gives us the new "must-have" for our shelves. It's a bit like Danny Gregory's Creative License for calligraphers. Bravo to Lisa Engelbrecht, and thanks for the permission. I might just go and roll up my sleeves...
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Carol Sloan on July 23, 2008
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If you're a Letter Geek ( and you know who you are) then this book is for you! Lisa takes you from basic calligraphic lettering to this awesome, modern,funky, fresh and down right liberating lettering! You will not be able to put this book down! She offers sections on Tools:Surfaces and Materials for Lettering, The Basics:Techinques and Getting Started, Old School:Classical Italic and New Variations, Scripty:Vintage Copperplate Writing and Variations Using a Pointed Pen, Raw Brush:Pointed Brush Letters,Scrawly:Rough and Edgy Letters from Everyday Pens and Brushes, Tricky & Funk-tional:Play with Your Letters, Stitched:Lettering with Fabric and Stitchery, Street:Breaking the Rules with Urban Style and Cool Tools, Flourish:Swirls, Twirls and Sparkly Things, Gothic: Basic Blackletter, Mixed Media and Letterforms:Design Techniques Explorations. The book is filled with spectacular samples from a variety of artists and also offers a brief bio about each one and thier work. Included is a Resource section with tons of helpful web addresses and telephone numbers. Lisa also has an instructional DVD ( Hand Lettering on Fabric - A Bali Latern Workshop) from Creative Catayst Productions ([...]) that is AWESOME! You will learn how to hand letter AND apply it to a wonderfully festive Bali Latern. A true must have for the calligraphy loving fiber artist! Lisa also has a cool blog ([...] you can visit as well. I highly recommend this wonderfully written book...you will not regret this purchase!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By L. Goralski on June 25, 2008
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This is a fresh voice in Calligraphy books, noting what works for todays scribe and showing pictures of tools and suggestions for writing mediums. Loved the examples and I think that teens thru adults will gather inspiration from all the fantastic ideas for taking that next step away from the old letterforms!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tracie L. Huskamp on June 30, 2008
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If you have EVER had the pleasure of seeing Lisa's work in person or taken a workshop from this MEGA TALENTED artist you would not walk BUT RUN to purchase this book. Her vision is always fresh and her style is timeless!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Phawnda Moore on August 18, 2009
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The title says it all . . . classical calligraphy to hip hand-lettering. Lisa takes the best of historical calligraphy and brings it up to date in a festive, enthusiastic and beautiful book. Practical with spiral binding inside the hard cover, every spread displays her original approach and true artistic flair. A self-proclaimed "rebel", Lisa is sensitive, organized, and respects the traditional. I've been a professional calligrapher for several decades and it's hard to shake the rules! There's a lot of helpful information on tools, with some modern touches on lettering on fabric and sparkly things. Some great new alphabets and many professional examples from other artists. There's something for every creative soul here!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Beth Billstrom on February 24, 2009
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I love this book. It's easy to read. Simple to do. Beautiful to look at it. I would highly recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Diamantina A. Hamilton on September 17, 2008
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This is really a wonderful book. Makes you want to jump right in and try it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Dunning-Torbett on July 15, 2008
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What a magnificent book! It isn't often I get lost in a book. Call it an occupational hazard, but when you handle hundreds of books a month, you have a tendency to become immune/jaded/whatever, but this book is so rich in color and content and visual stimulation, I actually put it down so I could digest the yumminess taken in thus far, picking it up later to continue. The overload was fabulous, but it overheated my brain, and the poor thing needed time to cool while the images swirled about before I began reading again. I still have not absorbed it all (dare I hope that will happen?) as I see it as a delightful meal or vacation to be savored for as long as possible. It is also a book I will return to again and again and again. It is like sitting in Lisa's classroom or having a conversation with her. Absolutely delightful and totally stimulating! It gives one wings, just as she hoped!
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