Copperplate Calligraphy from A to Z

By Sarah Richardson

Learn and perfect the classic, yet once again popular, script with this easy-to-use, full-color, and very modern guide.


With so many calligraphy artists creating beautiful work today, the dip pen is truly having a renaissance. This book will give you a good foundation to begin your study by providing information from the best tools to the correct way to form the foundational shapes of the letterforms.


You will be introduced to the Copperplate style, recognized by its fifty-five degree slant angle and the contrast between the thin up-strokes and shaded down-strokes. While calligraphy is an art in writing, it is not the same as handwriting. It is the art of drawing letters, so don’t worry if you don’t have perfect handwriting. This book will have you making amazing Copperplate in no time.


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Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson has been a calligrapher for 5 years. She first learned modern calligraphy from Lauren Essl, then learned copperplate calligraphy in a workshop taught by Nina Tran, and followed up by studying The Zanerian Manual and Dr. Joe Vitolo’s ebook Script in the Copperplate Style. Sarah graduated from Hendrix College with a degree in Art History, and recently graduated with her Certificate in Design Communication Arts from UCLA. Her work has been featured by Gwyneth Paltrow’s website Goop. She is a member of The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH). Sarah is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, but now lives in Austin, TX.

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Released: December 2018
Price: $16.95

ISBN-10: 1612438636
ISBN-13: 9781612438634

7.5" x 9.25"
128 pages

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