For more beautiful writing: the Pitt Artist Pen hand lettering sets
The handlettering trend: Give your greeting cards a special handwritten flavour!
The love for analogue techniques continues. Many people worldwide paint, write and draw out of sheer joy and passion. In the era of smartphones and touchscreens, these people yearn to do things where they can live out their creativity and concentrate fully on themselves.
In particular, hand lettering is one of the current craft trends and the talk of both professional artists and hobbyists alike. This comes as no surprise because artful hand lettering creates true pieces of handwritten art.
Regardless of whether you use a brush pen, a classic fineliner, a brush and paint, or a dip pen and ink – the possibilities in handlettering are vast and creative.
Did you know? Handlettering is also a popular element in bullet journaling, which is likewise an ongoing creative craze. It allows you to decorate and highlight notes.
Our new hand lettering sets
Our Pitt Artist Pen is an excellent tool not just for calligraphy but also for handlettering. The Pitt Artist Pen is a brush pen with a soft tip. This allows you to vary your stroke thickness. You can use the Pitt Artist Pen for drawing as well as painting.
The Pitt Artist Pen is the perfect companion for hand lettering because it combines a brush and India ink in one instrument. The five new Pitt Artist Pen hand lettering sets are the perfect tools for those looking to temporarily trade in their keyboard for ink. The assorted boxes are ideal for both beginners and advanced users.
The hand lettering sets are available in our online shop.
Hand lettering tutorials
If you still a beginner in the area of handlettering and would like to learn it step by step, we recommend that you first use a pencil to draw the desired lettering on a piece of paper. This can be very helpful because during handlettering letters often have curved lines and are squiggly. After you have drawn the template, there is nothing else in your way: grab a pen or brush and decorate every letter to your heart's content!
Ensure that the pencil markings that you drew at the start are no longer visible. You can do so, for example, by tracing over the markings using a thin fineliner or erasing them after completion.
Inspiration: On our pages about calligraphy, you will also be able to find different alphabets and font types that you can use to practice your handwriting.
You will find great ideas, guides and inspirations in our new hand lettering tutorials. This will help get you started with using your new Pitt Artist Pen sets immediately.
Tip: Create a practice book to track your progress and improvement. Try out all kinds of different pens on the book, have a go at the basics, and then choose your favourite option.
If you already have advanced knowledge of the art of handlettering, you can boldly venture on to using a fountain pen and ink. There is a guide for everyone in our tutorials for beginners and advanced users.