Publisher Search Press
Format BB Hardback with gold foil on title
Dimensions 217mm x 230mm
Page Extent 112
Pub Date August 2018
This exquisite book by the founders of the studio May & Berry shows you how to create beautiful messages through the combination of hand lettering and watercolour. Broken down into easy-to-follow stages, you will soon learn how to use different pens and inks to produce gorgeous lettering, embellished with simple yet stunningly effective watercolour motifs.
This practical book guides you gently through the materials and tools you need to get started, and sets you on your hand-lettering journey with some simple exercises. There are then ten pretty step-by-step projects for you to try, after which you’ll be confidently creating your own handwritten artworks that you can display on your wall, send as notecards to loved ones, or use to decorate your journals and scrapbooks.
At the back of the book there is a treasure trove of gorgeous botanical-style motifs and borders along with four delightful alphabets created by the authors in a variety of scripts perfect for gently encouraging beginners and inspiring more experienced hand-lettering artists to play with new designs and styles. This is followed by six handy worksheets on which to practise your letter-writing technique.
You'll soon find that hand lettering with watercolour is quick and fun to learn, and a wonderful skill that will bring you joy for many years to come.
About the Authors
Sue Hiepler is a freelance illustrator, born and based in the beautiful town of Bonn in Germany. After graduating in communication design and completing her studies with a qualification in illustration, Sue was an art director for three years at an international PR agency before deciding to open her own studio in the spring of 2017. Under the name "May & Berry", Sue and her business partner Yasmin Reddig produce and sell their stunning artwork here, as well as giving regular workshops on drawing and calligraphy. It is through this studio that Sue can explore and share her passion for hand lettering and illustration.
German-born Yasmin Reddig spent most of her life in South America until 2012 when, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she discovered and fell in love with typography and calligraphy during her university studies. Hand lettering became her greatest passion, and it was this revelation that led Yasmin to return to her native Germany and start her own business. In Bonn, Germany, their passion for hand-drawn words, in connection with watercolour illustrations, drew her and fellow illustrator Sue Hiepler together to start "May & Berry Studios", and it is here that they both sell their beautiful artwork and host watercolour and illustration workshops.
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