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What is brush lettering?

What is brush lettering?

To explain to you what brush lettering is, I have to start from the beginning.

First there was the Mother Calligraphy. This mother was already quite old, but she was still fascinated by people who willingly visited her and enjoyed her well-being. Mother Calligraphy had many children, among others copperplate or italica.
The children had children and so they all aged with time. Their rules and traditions have been passed down from generation to generation.
However, one day a child was born – unruly, who did not want to adopt family rules. She was called Modern Calligraphy.
Modern Calligraphy was spontaneous and she did not want to live according to the rules of her ancestors and when she grew up she decided to introduce her own rules and start a family. She married Lettering and they had their children. Brush Lettering is one of them.*

Well, that is, we already know that brush lettering is a type of lettering that originates from modern calligraphy, which has much less rules than traditional calligraphy.

So what is lettering?

Lettering is a graphic form of text. Do you associate these wonderful quotes or funny sayings in different fonts and combined with each other? This is the lettering, we can do it digitally or manually.
There are also hand lettering, that is, words that look / stylized handwriting. However, do not confuse it with handwriting. Lettering is a graphic and the words you write are really drawn, laid out and thought out.
Brush Lettering is therefore an element that can create a graphic image of a lettering or a separate creation.

Here is a sketch of the lettering graphics, using different fonts, the word ‘brush’ will be made brush pen.

Finished project here.

How do we distinguish brush lettering from other forms?

Brush lettering is done with a brush pen, which is a pen with a brush or flexible tip, which helps us to get thin and thick lines – these lines define the style of writing.
The rule does not have much here, the only basic is the specific thickness of the strokes. When we line up, the line should be thin, the line going down – thick. We obtain them through pressure and tip control.

In this post I introduced you to the basic concepts and answered the question “What is brush lettering?” In the following you will learn much more. If you want to deepen your knowledge now, I invite you to my YouTube channel, where, among other things, I make a review of the brush pen! CLICK

* The fairytale about Mother Calligraphy will briefly illustrate the location of the brush letter in the calligraphic world. If you have a different opinion confirmed by facts and the source, I invite you to the discussion. I described it as I see it.

15 thoughts on “What is brush lettering?

  • Madam LunaMarch 21, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    No i mi to się podoba! Prosto i rzeczowo! Będę na pewno zaglądać i czekam na kolejne posty a bajka o Matce Kaligrafii skradła moje serce!

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    • adminMarch 22, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      Dziękuję bardzo!

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  • Monika KilijańskaMarch 22, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Czy taki pen byłby dobry do nauki japońskiego pisma?

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    • adminMarch 22, 2018 at 3:27 pm

      Hej Monika!
      Jak najbardziej tak! Inna nazwa brush pena to fude pen i wywodzi się on właśnie z japońskiej kaligrafii.
      Na przykład te https://dzowitdesigns.com/learn-with-me/brush-lettering/brush-pen/

      Tombow fudenosuke hard albo soft oba świetnie nadają się do tego celu 😉

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    • Monika KilijańskaMarch 24, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      nie wiem skąd słowo dług, miało być pędzel.

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  • Karolina / Nasze BąbelkowoMarch 22, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Bardzo mi się podoba taki efekt – i niezmiernie żałuję, że tego nie potrafię. Kiedyś miałam naprawdę ładne pismo – ale studia w dużej mierze sprawiły, że teraz bazgrzę jak kura pazurem 😉

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    • adminMarch 22, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      Hej Karolina!
      Możesz się nauczyć, uwierz mi, nie ważne jakie jest Twoje naturalne pismo, wystarczą szablony i brush pen! Nawet zmuszać się nie trzeba, bo jak się zacznie to nie można przestać- podobnie jak z jedzeniem 😉 trzymam kciuki!

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  • K.Abbate.March 22, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Historia świetna👍👌💪 pieknie wszystko opisane. Czekam na kolejne posty.

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  • KatarzynaMarch 22, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    Wygląda pięknie 🙂 Powrót do korzeni 😉

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  • ArtopolosisMarch 23, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Super! Czekam na kolejne wpisy 🙂

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  • MarysiaMarch 24, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Cudowny wpis, z chęcią zobaczę kolejne! 🙂 Rozumiem, że w polskim brakuje często odpowiedników z języka angielskiego, ale czy lettering nie dałoby się przetłumaczyć jako liternictwo? Wydaje mi się, że to nawet dobrze oddaje znaczenie tego pojęcia.

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    • adminMarch 24, 2018 at 6:16 pm

      Bardzo dziękuję 🙂 z jednej strony masz rację, z drugiej nie mogę przetłumaczyć jednej części wyrażenia- brush liternictwo, pędzlowe liternictwo itp. Jak dam hasło brush lettering to zainteresowani mogą wyszukać daną frazę w internecie, jak ją spolszczę to może być problem. Dlatego zostawiłam oryginalne nazwy 🙂

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  • NewEnglandBlogMarch 25, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Ja takich umiejętności nie posiadam i bardzo żałuję.
    Bajka o Matce Kaligrafii świetna.

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  • MartynaMarch 14, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Super wpis! Też chciałabym posiadać taki talent 🙂

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    • adminMarch 14, 2019 at 8:52 am

      Bardzo dziękuję! Wszystko jest do wypracowania ☺️ trzeba dużo ćwiczyć rękę i efekty się pojawia. Życzę dużo wytrwałości ❤️

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