A Book of Contemporary Inspiration

  1. Denise Lach
  2. Foreword by Adrian Frutiger
  • ISBN 9780500291214
  • 26.00 x 23.50 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 192pp
  • 259 Illustrations, 100 in colour
  • First published 2013
'Playful experimental calligraphy … urges readers to look beyond legibility and use letterforms as building blocks to interpret natural motifs’ – Design Week

Now in paperback, this striking and original sourcebook will help both beginners and experienced calligraphers to let their imaginations run free

Other books propose patterns to copy: this one uses patterns from nature as points of departure, opening up endless possibilities for sophisticated calligraphic designs – not a technical guide, but an incitement to reinterpret our surroundings in infinitely varied lettering using images from nature.

Denise Lach invites us to look closely at details and textures, expanding our powers of observation and finding ideas in the world around us. Using a range of writing tools and techniques, she takes a playful approach to written script, encouraging readers to look beyond legibility and use letterforms as building blocks, freely interpreting natural motifs to create beautiful calligraphic images.

Denise Lach teaches serigraphy and conceptual writing at the Basel School of Design, Switzerland, and has held teaching posts all over the world. Her works are shown internationally.

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