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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Free Cat Drawing by Margaret Shepherd

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Shepherd Calligraphy Sampler

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

Read about calligraphic capitals and download free coloring pages in Margaret's newest blog series:



MARGARET SHEPHERD'S BLOG gives you access to her latest projects and insight to her recent work. With over 500 posts, you will find a wealth of tips, ideas, and imagery to inspire you. Popular categories include: