A definitive workbook for anyone who wants to express themselves and their creativity through letter making and typography.
Let's Make Letters! goes beyond traditional lettering books with a range of projects from lettering basics for beginners to experimental and imaginative prompts that push creative limits. Experiment! Progress! And most of all, have fun. Designers, artists, scribblers, teachers, and students will build skills, confidence, and curiosity as they take up new and familiar tools to draw, depict, and distort letters in original and inventive ways.
About the Author
Kelcey Gray is an Austin, Texas-based graphic designer who spends her time working with words and exploring the possibilities of typography and lettering. She currently teaches design and typography at the University of Texas at Austin and can be found on Instagram @kelcey_gray.
"Wherever you land on the scale of fun stuff to take your mind off nagging deadlines or a fun way to get really good at something you’ve always admired in others, [Let's Make Letters!] covers all aspects of drawn thoughts, starting with the foundational methods of script handwriting, such as the Palmer Method [classic business handwriting of yore] and Spencerian script [think: Coca Cola]....You quickly get the idea that there’s no limit to what can be done. And how much fun you’ll have." Design Arts Daily ,
"Kelcey Gray loves letters. Her bright, funny, and forgiving book is filled with ingenious illustrations, geeky technical info, and playful exercises. It's a perfect introduction for newcomers and a deeply delicious dive for folks who work with type but have never really touched it with their own two hands. Relax, get personal, and be yourself. The alphabet can't wait to meet you!" - Ellen Lupton, author of Thinking with Type,