Does anyone have a favorite book on hand lettering? We've seen some wonderful examples already, and that was one of the big winners in our poll at right., on what our readers would like to see on this blog (by the way it will be open for a year, so vote any time you like!)
I'm practicing my own brush lettering because I like the contrast between words and images, and how they can complement one another. Sometimes I had a colorful or harmonizing header, sometimes not...
It can be a lovely design element, providing balance as well as adding information--several of our correspondents use it to wonderful--and varied!--effect. Color, style, position, of your letters can all work when designing a pleasing page.
We featured this one in THIS POST, along with a few suggestions for further reading in the comments, but what's YOUR favorite?
This one looks interesting--has anyone used it? (You can click on the image to get at the "look inside" feature on this one. It's got a lovely cover, but it's fun to poke around, too!)
Do you use lettering on your pages? Do you want to? Do you feel it adds to a page or detracts? Do you care about what your letters look like, or are you just interested in making notes on what you see, think, feel?
Let's open this for discussion!
* NOTE: I've added Roz's link from her comment below so you can click on it directly...don't know if you can make live liniks in comments, but here it is: http://rozwoundup.typepad.com/roz_wound_up/2008/11/calligraphy-from-traditional-to-funky.html?cid=139517498