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How to be the Best Bubblewriter in the World Ever Paperback – Jun 29 2011
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About the Author
Linda Scott is a successful clothing designer. She has worked with some of the world's leading retailers, including Topshop and Marks & Spencer. Her work has been featured in museum exhibitions and she is a contributing editor to children's magazine Okido.
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You might think you master the basic bubble letter and you're done. Not so fast. There are 40 hand-drawn typefaces featured here, including robots, lightning strike, caveman, and ribbons. I like that she includes a font for darn near every season/holiday. It is hard to pick favorites, but if pressed, mine would be summer cakes (where every letter is covered with a small cap of sprinkles) and cactus.
Each font page has the entire alphabet written out, so you can see how to make every single letter. Directly above that are several inches of neat lines - space for practicing that font. Tucked in between all those fonts pages are goofy little projects: pages to make your own comic book, bookmarks, door hangers, holiday cards, party invitations, and much more. Scott does a wonderful job of not only presenting the fonts, but also demonstrating creative ways in which to employ them.
In this age of technology, you may be surprised to discover how cool your kids think it is to learn handwritten fonts. I distinctly remember someone showing me how to make bubble letters when I was in seventh grade, and immediately set to impressing my friends. I would have been a rock star with this book!
The great thing about this book is that all of the fonts are creative and thoughtful, but they are not overly technical. They are accessible enough that the kids don't feel intimidated to try them, and are able to build their own font ideas after seeing examples from this book.
I've had several students excitedly tell me that they purchased the book for themselves. Very cool!
A design flaw is that it doesn't lay flat, so that can be a bit difficult. I'm debating about cutting the binding off and getting it spiral-bound.
It really is a great resource. Beside the font examples inside, there are many activities and exercises. It would be a fun book to give to a budding young artist.