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PL19. Blackwing Colors, Set of 12 Colored Pencils
PL19. Blackwing Colors, Set of 12 Colored Pencils

Designed for people seeking creative balance away from the daily grind, each Blackwing Colors pencil features a unique soft and smooth color core designed specifically for coloring. Each pencil features the same semi-hexagonal barrel found in Blackwing's graphite pencils and a metal end cap that adds a bit of weight, giving the pencils a comfortable, balanced feel.

Colors: White, Black, Brown, Purple, Dark Blue, Light Blue, Dark Green, Light Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink.


Your Price $19.95
B4150. Mastering the Broad Brush / Stevens
B4150. Mastering Broad Brush Capitals and Related Letterforms by John Stevens. Approx 128pp. 8.5"x11". Spiral-bound, Paperback

Pre-publication price: $27.50 and free media mail shipping (USA only) through 12-31-2016.
While the publication date has not yet been set, you can reserve your copy now and take advantage of the pre-publication offer. Your credit card will not be charged until shortly before the book ships. if you wish to pay with PayPal, you must email your order to info@johnnealbooks.com for delayed payment rather than placing your order through our website.

In this practical book, John Stevens shares his brush knowledge and provides exercises developed and refined over many years of teaching brush lettering workshops. This is a progressive program of instruction that leads to classic Trajan Capitals – and beyond. He introduces you to the brush and how it contrasts with the pen. Brush techniques follow, where you learn how to prepare, hold, and load your brush. Brush dynamics are discussed as you make your first strokes. You learn how the brush moves when you change angles and make curves and other turns. You get to know the broad brush better with a first alphabet, Neuland. You learn basic strokes, joins, and special strokes. You explore texture and rhythm. From the angular Neuland, you move on to a rounded Roman Capital form. Then from that alphabet, you move to extensive instruction for the Trajan letterforms, including a full-size exemplar alphabet spanning 27 pages. Final chapters take your letters into words and works, cover other alphabets and variations, and present a gallery full of inspiration.

Special offer: Pay now by check and pay only $24.95 and get free media mail shipping. Your check will be cashed soon after receipt, and the funds will be applied toward the production of the book. While it is hoped that the book can be shipped within a year, it may be longer; John is still in the early stages of writing the book and creating the instructional diagrams and exemplar alphabets.


Your Price $27.50
B4127. Scripsit 37.2 & 38.1: Hermann Zapf
B4127. Scripsit 37.2 & 38.1 (Double Issue): Hermann Zapf: A Life in Letters. 2016. 72pp. 8.5"x11. Paper

72-page memorial tribute to Hermann Zapf (1918-2015), compiled, written, and designed by Julian Waters. Nearly 200 illustrations.

Chapters: Early Years, First Steps in Calligraphy, The Wartime Sketchbooks, Pen and Graver, Das Blumen ABC, Early Calligraphic Typefaces, Palatino, Optima, Gudrun Zapf von Hesse, Manual Typographicum ( 1955 & 1968).Typographic Variations, Book Design, Graphic and Calligraphic Art, Hallmark Film: The Art of Hermann Zapf, Hallmark Lettering Manual, Rotring Calligraphy Manual, Hallmark Typefaces, Hunt Roman, Zapf Civilete, Non-Latin Scripts, Orbis Typographicus, Designs for ITC, Early Digital Types, Zapf Renaissance, Zafino, Scraffitto.

While the cover has Vol 38 No 2 & Vol 37 No 1, this is double-issue 37.2 & 38.1.


Your Price $28.00
B4142. Manuale Calligraphicum
B4142. Manuale Calligraphicum. 2016. 60pp. 8-7/8" x 11-3/8". Hardcover

This small-format volume of calligraphy is by a select group of students of Hermann Zapf from his advanced calligraphy classes, held at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and that he taught starting in 1979 and ending with 1988. The works are done in the manner of Pen and Graver, as a tribute to their teacher. The contributors are Larry Brady, Marsha Brady, Annie Cicale, Rick Cusick, Claude Dieterich A., Reggie Ezell, Peter Fraterdeus, Kris Holmes, Jerry Kelly, Peter Noth, Marcy Robinson, Ina Saltz, Steven Skaggs, John Stevens, and Julian Waters.

Designed by Jerry Kelly and typeset in his Rilke Roman and Italic typefaces, printed two-color letterpress on Hahnemühle paper by Bradley Hutchinson, and bound in paper over boards with a vellum spine. Published by the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at RIT. Limited to 325 copies.

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Copies will start being available late this fall and will be sent out as the binder completes copies.
Your credit card will not be charged until shortly before the book ships. Online credit card orders: your card is not charged when you submit orders online. Note: if you wish to pay with PayPal, you must email your order for delayed payment; do not place your order through our website.


Your Price $195.00


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