Lettering & Typography Books

Reading can be a great way to learn about typography and lettering. We’ve put together a selection of great books – some of them are workbooks that teach you the required skills to learn lettering, others teach you about the history, and others give you a better idea of the process other lettering artists go through to create a piece of work. Take a look below!

Just My Type

$28.75

This book takes you through a number of interesting facts about typography. I’ve written a review to give you a better idea here.

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Creative Lettering and Beyond

$21.25

The bestseller on Booktopia – Several professional hand letterers and calligraphers introduce you to various tools and materials and guide you through engaging, easy-to-follow step-by-step projects, prompts, and exercises covering a variety of styles and types of lettered art, including calligraphy, illustration, chalk lettering, and more.

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In Progress

$44.50

I’ve been eagedly awaiting the release of this one – Look through Jessica Hische’s sketchbook and discover her creative and technical process behind making her award-winning hand lettering from initial sketches all the way to finished vector art. Now ordered and will soon be reviewed on the blog!

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The Botanical Handlettering Workbook

$21.99

Ordered for review on the blog soon!

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Creative Lettering

$23.95

Ordered for review on the blog soon!

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Handlettering for Everyone

$24.95

Ordered for review on the blog soon!

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Scripts

$36.75

Elegant Lettering from Design’s Golden Age – Ordered for review on the blog soon!

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Typism Book 2

$38.50

Typism Book 1 sold out pretty quickly, so you better get your hands on number 2 soon! The book contains 193 pages of some of the world’s best typography, in beautiful, crisp black and white. A great source of inspiration and reference for any letterer.

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