By Hand is published by  Running Press  an imprint of  The Hachette Group

By Hand is published by Running Press an imprint of The Hachette Group

By Hand: The Art of Modern Lettering

Released in April 2018, By Hand has been soaring. And I have been blown away by so many parts of this journey:

  • the reviews of the book

  • the kind messages I’ve received about how it’s impacting you all

  • and the fact that this book is worldwide. Europe, Australia, Canada, Philippines, Argentina, Paraguay, Indonesia, Japan, Germany + more. Wild. I’m ready to pack my bags and travel to where my books are!

If you’re new here and wondering if the book is right for you, below are a few videos I created to give you a little more insight. My hope is that this book is your invitation to give this whole hand lettering thing a try. You do not need to consider yourself “a creative” or “have nice handwriting.” I promise.

xo, Nicole


videography by Amelia Damplo


Photography for the book Sunny Y Kim

Check out the Amazon reviews here. They are beyond more than I could have imagined when I went into a turtle shell to write this book.

If you’re written a review, thank you from the bottom of my heart. DM me on Instagram or email me with your review because I want to send you a thank you card!


Videography by Bailey Made


About the Author

Nicole Miyuki Santo is a freelance artist, graphic designer, and teacher. Since 2015, she has taught in-person hand-lettering workshops to students of all ages. She is a kind spirit and truly believes that everyone, kids and adults included, can enjoy using their own two hands to create. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including Martha Stewart Magazine, and she is the author of By Hand: The Art of Modern Lettering and The Kids’ Book of Hand Lettering. Nicole lives in Los Angeles, California. Connect with her on Instagram @nicolemiyuki.