Written by Hand by Erica Tighe
Writing longhand isn't a chore when you can turn your notes into mini works of art. Grocery lists, to-do lists, sticky notes, make them look more like art rather than work with Written by Hand.
There's no getting around the fact that typing on keyboards and screens is the new norm, but the simple, meditative art of writing words by hand can't be forgotten! Written by Hand is a guide designed to give you a new appreciation of writing. Everyday notes and lists don't have to be mundane scribbles; with a little practice, you can make them works of art!
Written By Hand walks you through the habits and skills needed to turn everyday scrawls into miniature pieces of art that are both wonderful to look at and fun to "draw". With walk-throughs of various lettering styles, examinations of personal writing habits, interesting facts on handwriting and calligraphy, and plenty of practice pages to use in your own hand-lettering practice, Written by Hand is an immersive guide to the written word.
Erica Tighe is the founder, owner, and designer of the Be A Heart, a branding, design, custom hand lettering, and stationery studio whose client list includes Verily Magazine, Darling Magazine, Dig Deep, Elle Communications, Kirsten Marie Inc., Akin & Co, Echo and Atlas, Leah Darrow, Blessed Is She, and countless couples preparing for their weddings. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from DePaul University in Chicago, moved to Brazil to work for Heart’s Home for a year and a half, then lived and worked in Brooklyn before moving to Los Angeles. She loves her Southwestern roots, bold patterns, and all hand lettering.