FOR OVER THREE DECADES,
starting Learn Calligraphy book coverwith the classic Learn Calligraphy: The Complete Book of Lettering and Design, Margaret Shepherd's how-to books have helped legions of aspiring calligraphers discover their talent.


SHEPHERD blends calligraphic expertise Art of the Personal Letter with a keen eye for social custom in her three-book series “The Art of...” covering civilized notes, letters, and conversations in the 21st century.


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Margaret Shepherd's ingenious letters add depth to familiar quotations, as well as form or transform into creatures, people and other whimsical objects.


MARGARET SHEPHERD'S BLOG gives you access to her latest projects. With over 500 articles, the extensive labelling system and search function will lead you to your exact area of interest. Sign up for email notifications so you never miss a post. Check out these popular series: