Learn Calligraphy with our Books

Secrets of Modern Calligraphy
An inspirational workbook for complete beginners to discover and master the art of the nib. Kirsten Burke's Secrets of Modern Calligraphy is a uniquely creative and interactive book for anyone wishing to learn how to create stylish and decorative hand-lettered works of art using modern calligraphy styles. This book brings together the methods and practices taught in Kirsten's workshops through easy-to-follow, enjoyable projects that will build your calligraphy confidence. Includes: Tips, tr
Secrets of Brush Calligraphy
An inspirational workbook for complete beginners to discover and master the art of the brush. Kirsten Burke's Secrets of Brush Calligraphy is a uniquely creative and interactive book for anyone wishing to learn how to create stylish and decorative hand-lettered works of art using brush calligraphy.

This book brings together the methods and practices taught in Kirsten's workshops, through easy-to-follow, enjoyable projects that will build your brush calligraphy confidence.
Modern Calligraphy Practice Pad
Part of the Secrets of Modern Calligraphy series, this modern calligraphy practice pad will keep you inspired and develop your love of lettering. With 3 different types of guidelines for you to fill with your own calligraphy and alphabet styles to copy, this practice pad is the perfect companion to Kirsten Burke's Secrets of Modern Calligraphy workbook. With tips, tricks and techniques from Kirsten Burke, you will have the chance to practise everything you've learnt.
A Year in Calligraphy
Take your creative lettering to the next level with A Year in Calligraphy. The latest book from Kirsten Burke is packed full of fun, easy-to-follow craft projects and techniques that will inspire you through every season: create everything from calendars and cards to baubles and biscuits!

The projects here will develop your creative lettering skills with nib pens, brush pens and paintbrushes. You'll be writing on pumpkins, bottles, watering cans, wrapping paper and more.
Little Book of Calming Calligraphy
This book is designed to give you a break from the stresses of your busy day, even if it's only for 5 minutes, to lose yourself in the rhythmic strokes of your lettering. Focus on her favourite uplifting words as you practise your calligraphy skills, with short exercises from 5 to 30 minutes, so you are sure to be able to fit some calming calligraphy into your day.
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Modern calligraphy is tough in a fun and accessible way by Kirsten Burke. Learn modern calligraphy with a pointed nib or a brush pen. Perfect for beginner to pick up a pen and enjoy learning modern lettering.
Calligraphy Alphabets
This book brings together the methods and practices taught in Kirsten's workshops through easy-to-follow, enjoyable projects that will build your calligraphy confidence. Includes: Tips, tricks and techniques for writing with a pointed nib pen. Calligraphy projects to build your skills. Blank pages for practise & 7 removable art cards, hand-lettered by Kirsten Burke to pull out, complete and treasure. Part how-to, part project book, Secrets of Modern Calligraphy will inspire you to develop.
Calming Calligraphy
For those who have not tried their hand at calligraphy before, we suggest reading Kirsten Burke's Secrets of Modern Calligraphy for more in-depth tutorials on how to master the art of modern calligraphy.
Brush Calligraphy
This book brings together the methods and practices taught in Kirsten's workshops, through easy-to-follow, enjoyable projects that will build your brush calligraphy confidence.

Includes:
- Tips, tricks and techniques for writing with a brush pen or paintbrush.
- Calligraphy projects to build your skills.
- Removable art cards, hand-lettered by Kirsten Burke to pull out, complete and treasure.
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Kirsten Burke and Jill Hembling set up The Modern Calligraphy Company in 1997, establishing it as the leading contemporary calligraphy company in the UK. 

 The company began life by creating pieces in calligraphy for The Globe Theatre- London.

Having begun to run modern calligraphy workshops for luxury brands, Bonnier Publishing approached them to create a book to teach beginners. Their book ‘Secrets of Modern Calligraphy’ proved hugely popular, being translated into Dutch and Slovak as well as being taken by American publishers. Teaching modern calligraphy in simple steps came naturally to them, and so when asked to create a follow-up book 'Secrets of Brush Calligraphy' they happily agreed. A practice pad followed, and then the pocket sized title ‘The Little Book of Calming Calligraphy’. The next book 'A Year in Calligraphy' is due out in October 2019, with projects for each month of the year. It is their most ambitious so far, and will keep even the most enthusiastic calligraphers busy as it is packed with ideas, photography and expert advise.

Kirsten Burke is a world-renowned calligraphic artist working with leading luxury brands.  As founder and creative director of The Modern Calligraphy Company she aims to inspire beginners to start learning and encourage professionals to continue to develop their calligraphy skills.

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Calming Calligraphy

For those who have not tried their hand at calligraphy before, we suggest reading Kirsten Burke's Secrets of Modern Calligraphy for more in-depth tutorials on how to master the art of modern calligraphy.

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