Choose a different country or region to see content for your location and shop online

Express yourself with colours
German quality
For more than 165 years

Hand and Brush Lettering Guide designed by Hannah Rabenstein

Dive into the world of letters and learn the art of hand lettering and brush lettering! Print the Hand and Brush Lettering Guide for free! 

Use the guide to learn the art of hand and brush lettering!

Designed by Hannah Rabenstein, STABILO’s Hand and Brush Lettering Guide will give you a perfect overview of the world of beautiful lettering! The guide takes you through the tools and techniques of hand and brush lettering, and gives you tips and inspiration to help you find your style.

Delve into the world of letters and learn the art of brush lettering!

Discover all there is to know about the basic principles, techniques and effects of brush lettering with the STABILO Pen 68 brush. Create amazing line effects and widths with the flexible brush tip. In addition to the theory, you will find lots of inspiration and exercise sheets with various alphabets and fonts.

Hand lettering – decorative letter art

Creative hand lettering is a global trend: STABILO’s Hand and Brush Lettering Guide offers beginners and experts inspiration and will be your gateway to the wonderful world of hand lettering. Discover the colourful range of STABILO pens, their many applications and new ways of expressing your creativity: the guide contains writing styles, step-by-step instructions for fabulous colour effects and much more!

The designer: Hannah Rabenstein on hand and brush lettering

"My fascination with letters began just before my design studies in Nuremberg and is still going strong more than 10 years later.

My studies, in which I specialised in typography, allowed me to take this fascination further and expand my knowledge, and I became a true lettering aficionado. I can’t imagine anything better. The multifaceted nature of working with letters makes every project exciting. The world of (hand)writing is virtually boundless and is omnipresent.

I’m very thankful to be living in these special times: craft is a welcome antidote to digitalisation. Working with letters unites true craft with fine art - a wonderful combination. And best of all: each creation is unique.

Whatever the task in hand, whatever the aspired solution or whatever surface is to be designed: each project starts with a piece of paper and a good old pencil. There's no way around it!

I’m delighted to be able to share my experience, my story and my knowledge with others. To help and encourage them and — what I love most — to inspire people! Typography, hand lettering, calligraphy, graffiti — whatever type of writing, they’re all unbelievably exciting and I believe it’ll stay that way. Because even if letter types or fonts may at first seem limited: your own imagination isn’t."

Her Instagram channel: