3 Best Books on Hand Lettering and Calligraphy for Beginners

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Hand lettering and calligraphy offer a lot of benefits for those who practice them. Apart from being relaxing, there is a meditative element to the process that helps in developing mindfulness. Not to mention the practical uses and the satisfaction of creating something beautiful on your own. So if you are interested to take up creative lettering as a hobby or would like to learn more about it, here are some of the best books on the topic that will inspire you to give it a try.

1. Calligraphy for Kids by Eleanor Winters
This book is not just great for kids but also for adult beginners who prefer simple, step-by-step, and easy-to-follow instructions. It comes with worksheets including tips on which tools to buy to get started.

2. Creative Lettering and Beyond: Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for hand lettering your way to beautiful works of art by Gabri Joy Kirkendall, Laura Lavender, Julie Manwaring, and Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn
Creative Lettering and Beyond provides information, guides, and tips on hand lettering and typography. It comes with simple and detailed instructions and guides as well as exercises that will help you learn the art of creating hand-lettered works.

3. The Joy of Lettering: A creative exploration of contemporary hand lettering, typography & illustrated typeface by Gabri Joy Kirkendall and Jaclyn Escalera
The Joy of Lettering is an engaging book that shares insights into the evolution of writing. With over 50 tips and ideas to explore, this book takes you to a simple and fun exploration into the world of hand-lettering and typography.