This simple guide to calligraphy teaches just the basics, allowing novices to jump right in and make their own wedding invitations, hand-label envelopes, write their own place cards and explore their creative side. With the rise of do-it-yourselfers, there is growing demand for a calligraphy guide that is much simpler than what’s currently on the market. This book answers that call, with a focus on only the popular Italic alphabet rather than the multitude normally covered by other books (Gothic, Uncials, Half-uncials and so on). After learning the basic letters, this book presents an open invitation – and a bit of inspiration – to make calligraphy one’s own with creative flourishes for every project and occasion. With a modern two-colour design and simple explanatory text, this book’s unintimidating approach proves that calligraphy is as easy as picking up pen and paper.