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Topic: Calligraphers! Anyone into 'Illuminated Lettering'?

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Subject: Calligraphers! Anyone into 'Illuminated Lettering'?
Date Posted: 3/5/2008 7:44 AM ET
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Ever since I was little and would read my story books, I have loved the art work that surrounds the letters at the beginning of the chapters! I only recently found out  what this is  called or that it even had a name.  I hope that some of you may have some pointers for me or some books that may get me on my way.

Thanks all :)



Last Edited on: 3/7/08 2:31 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 3/7/2008 2:33 PM ET
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BADABOOM!

 

Subject: Calligraphy !!
Date Posted: 4/2/2008 12:26 AM ET
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 Calligraphy is not always ILLUMINATED, but calligraphy books will help you to that point.  Medieval lettering - prayer books, other religious subjects can have examples of illuminated lettering in books. There are probably even histories of lettering !!   I love it too.  >  I would search first under the keyword: calligraphy.

Subject: Thank you Anne :)
Date Posted: 4/2/2008 5:42 AM ET
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Hi Anne,

Thank you for helping me! This is some good direction to get started in .

Hope you have a good day- I'll let you know if I find anything interesting in my search -

Take care

Lena:)

Subject: GReAT!!!
Date Posted: 4/15/2008 3:31 PM ET
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Yes, let me know how it goes.....  happy to help.  I am looking uo some similar stuff myself.