What is Handlettering?
Handlettering is the art of drawing letters. Yes, read correctly - handlettering is not about writing, but about drawing. Each letter is artistically drawn on the paper or other surfaces. There are no rigid rules, there are no limits to creativity and each letter is allowed to be individual. With different styles of writing, highlights, embellishments and decorations, you can make your work unique.
What is Brushlettering?
Brushlettering is a special form of handlettering. The letters are designed with a brush pen - a pen with a flexible brush tip. This makes it possible to vary the pressure on the background and thereby create lines of different thicknesses in a flowing change. This technique requires some practice and feeling for the handling.
Which pens do I need for Hand- and Brushlettering?
Step by step to the first Lettering
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You are fascinated by the artistically drawn letters and want to learn yourself how to do it using a brush pen?
In six tutorials, Evelyn from @zeitzumlettern explains the basics of brush lettering quickly and easily, so you can start your first attempts right away. In the first part of the video series, she shows you how to hold the brush pen correctly and gives important tips for getting started in the world of letter painting.
You can find the other videos on our YouTube channel. The other videos are about upper and lower case letters, the right spacing when lettering words or the creation of different effects, among other things.
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With the free STABILO Hand- and Brushlettering Guide - designed by Hannah Rabenstein you can get a perfect overview of the world of beautiful letters! The guide introduces you to the techniques and tools of hand and brush lettering and gives you tips and inspiration to find your style.
Learn all about the basics, techniques and effects of brushlettering. Realize great line effects and different stroke widths with the flexible brush tip. Besides the theoretical part, you'll find lots of inspiration and practice sheets as well as different alphabets and fonts in the guide.
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STABILO Creative book
With the creative book - designed by Hannah Rabenstein - full of ideas for the most beautiful moments you come in a creative way through the whole year! Whether spring, summer festival, ideas for gift giving, interior or the next New Year's Eve party - it was thought of (almost!) Everything.
Hannah Rabenstein shows on over 100 pages very different, creative, colorful, but also sometimes classic application examples and design ideas for a variety of occasions. Numerous pictures, tips and tricks on materials as well as step-by-step instructions for each project will help you realize your creative ideas. It also includes 32 time-lapse videos (accessible via QR codes) that show step by step how to realize the projects.
More inspiration needed?
Discover many great ideas and projects on our website. You'll find templates to download and color, decoration and DIY ideas, various artworks and letterings for inspiration, and video tutorials to guide you step by step.