Have fun designing letters and creating your own individual calligraphy styles! Practical Calligraphy is an informative and easy-to-follow guide to the beautiful art of lettering and handwriting. Follow the simple, precise instructions to master classic alphabet scripts and learn how to modify and personalize these styles for an infinite range of stunning effects. This comprehensively illustrated book includes the history of this ancient craft along with clear and concise technical information about the tools of the trade. Each section features contributions from well-known calligraphers and helpful tips from the author, professional calligrapher and teacher, Peter Taylor. Whether you are just starting out or looking to build your creative skills, Practical Calligraphy is your complete guide to the world of calligraphy.