Book review of this practical guide to calligraphy.
Simply Calligraphy A Beginner’s Guide to Elegant Lettering By Judy Detrick (Watson-Guptill, $19.99)
Most calligraphy guides are little more than reproductions of the many alphabet scripts. What they lack, and what this book excels at, is a conversational tone to guide beginners step-by-step through the initial stages of calligraphy. Although only the popular italic script forms the basis of the book, there are enough tips and tricks to assist beginners in creating their own invitations, place cards and thank you notes.
This original book review first appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.