handlettering resources


My preferred tools

In my bag:
Sharpie, Fine Point
Papermate Flair, Medium Point
Pentel Sign Pen
Pencil and Pentel Hi-Polymer Erasers (any white eraser can do the job)

On my desk:
Towbow Dual Brush Pen
Pilot Parallel Pens
Crayola Supertips (a great budget marker!)

Canson Mixed Media Sketchbook (get the large ones)
Rhodia journals
Smooth Laser Paper

Practice and instructional Books and sites

Modern Mark Making (just reintroduced as Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering) by Lisa Engelbrecht

Hand Lettering Ledger by Mary Kate McDevitt

The Daily Lettering Journal by Prairie Letter Shop

Jenny Highsmith Learn Hand Lettering

Tombow Lettering Guide download


inspirational BOOKS

Steal like an Artist Journal by Austin Kleon

Envelope Poems by Emily Dickenson

Hand to Type: Scripts, Hand-lettering and Calligraphy by J Middendorp

Sign Painters by Levine and Macon

The children's section at the library also offers great illustrated and hand-lettered books.


inspirational websites


Julia Rothman Illustration and Pattern

Lindsay Letters by Lindsay Sherbondy

Lisa Congdon Art and Illustration

Instagram accounts:
calligrabasics (also an online community of letterers)

tombowusa (a different guest letterer each week)









Stay up to date following my lettering practice and inspiration on my instagram account kdelap.