In February of 2015, I quietly added a worksheet to the TPK catalog called “Learn Hand-Lettering for a Latte” (a.k.a. “Premium Hand-Lettering Worksheet Set“). At that point, I was too timid to blog about catalog additions, so I mentioned it in passing in a random blog post! By some miracle, though, people have noticed the worksheet throughout the years. And, by the looks of it (16 five-star reviews!), learners genuinely love the LHFaL Worksheet! So, today, I’m doing what I should have done four years ago and telling you why TPK’s most popular hand-lettering worksheet set is so cool.
All other TPK hand-lettering worksheets focus on one lettering style. This one, however, teaches you six! Why? The answer is silly, but simple. This was one of the very first worksheets that I ever made. I didn’t understand at that time that it’s okay to concentrate on one style! So, for this worksheet, I came up with six. Yes, that meant that the worksheet took quite a while to make (we’re talking months), but the result was worth it!
The Learn Hand-Lettering for a Latte Worksheet comes with quite a bit of eye candy. From its fun front cover featuring an illustration of a coffee cup to its hand-drawn supply list, there are many visual delights!
I love dip pen calligraphy. Love it. But, I admit that calligraphy requires a bit of a fuss: you must have specific supplies and techniques to create it. The hand-lettering in this worksheet is a different story! You can print off the worksheet on any printer paper, and fill it out with any pen or pencil. Furthermore, it doesn’t matter how you grip the pen. As long as you can mimic what’s on the page in front of you, you’re doing great!
When I made this worksheet set, I had layouts in mind. I was making a lot of logos at that time, so the Learn Hand-Lettering Worksheet focuses on teaching you how to put different lettering styles together to make logo-like pieces. To do that, you’ll need grids, which are provided in the worksheet set!
The worksheet walks you through how to use the 1/4″ grid to make a neat little “An Apple a Day” piece. I also included a 3-page eBook detailing how I used the 1/4″ grid to make the Hand-Lettering for a Latte coffee cup logo!
I’ve been using the hand-lettering styles in this worksheet set for nearly five years, and I am consistently amazed at how the lettering can enhance projects! Mail art looks great with hand-lettering, and the hand-lettering usually ensures super legible addresses.
Greeting cards also benefit from creative hand-lettering!
This worksheet has been a learner favorite for years! Here are some of my favorite reviews:
“Awesome that this is available, I’ve looked all over for things like this, the craft stores want 20 bucks for the books but have a bunch of other things in the books I’m not interested in. I just want to learn different styles of hand letters. Thank you for making it available and affordable.” – Tammy
“Great Worksheet Set! I loved reading the instructions, it was all very simple and clear. Best of all is the grid pages, which allowed me to get right started without doing all of the practice sheets first. So as a impatient beginner in handlettering I can guarantee you get very fast and beautiful results!” – Frauke
“Thank you so much for providing this amazing resource for those who want to learn the fine art of calligraphy. My husband is battling cancer and practicing calligraphy is a relaxing outlet for me to deal with the stresses this horrible disease is putting us through. I love the flourishes and beautiful fonts as well as the creative projects this site is awesome!!!!!” – dfaccend
If you have an interest in hand-lettering, I know that you’ll enjoy the Hand-Lettering for a Latte Worksheet! Ah — last thing: I should explain the name. I called this worksheet “Learn Hand-Lettering for a Latte” because it’s approximately the cost of a latte. 🙂 Basically, you can spend ~$6.50 on a latte, or you can spend that money to build a solid hand-lettering knowledge foundation. (Or, better yet, do both — but make it decaf so your hands don’t shake!)
Thanks very much for reading TPK, and we’ll reconvene this weekend with a tutorial! If you have any tutorial requests (a Father’s Day card, perhaps?), please let me know. I always appreciate ideas or suggestions!