It’s time to step away from your screens and pick up a pen to celebrate National Handwriting Day on 23rd January. Rather than relying on technology, why not write a letter to a friend, start a journal or even jot down that never-ending to-do list? Handwriting allows you to express your personality and get creative, but if it’s not your strong point, don’t fear. We have over 40 free calligraphy and hand-lettering exercises for you to choose from, simply click on each book cover below to download your practice pages.
1. Practice makes perfect
Hand Lettering Art Pack by Lisa Engelbrecht, published by Quarry Books an imprint of The Quarto Group (£14.99, quartoknows.com)
2. Abstract alphabets
Draw, Color and Sticker: Creative Lettering Sketchbook by Marissa Giambrone (£12.99, quartoknows.com)
3. Calligraphy workshop
Secrets of Modern Calligraphy by Kirsten Burke (£12.99, bonnierpublishing.com)
6. Personal touches
Written By Hand by Erica Tighe, published by Rock Point an imprint of the Quarto Group (£10.99, quartoknows.com)
7. Tool cool
Learn to Create Modern CalligraphyLettering by Shelly Kim, published by Rock Point an imprint of The Quarto Group (£10.99, quartoknows.com)
Professional calligraphist, Chiara Perano reveals her top calligraphy tips here.