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Typewriter-inspired Lettering with the Folded Pen


Typewriter-inspired Lettering with the Folded Pen – 1CP1
Cora Pearl

For many letter lovers the typewriter is a great joy. The letters made with vintage typewriters have an irregular quality to them that bridges the gap between handwritten letters and computer-generated letters. In this class we will learn to write typewriter-inspired lettering and will make these letters using a folded pen.This class is great for intermediate to advanced students who love the look of typewritten letters, for students who want more experience with using the folded pen, or both.

Supplies:
  • 6.0 mm Radius Cut Pilot Parallel Pen (highly recommended but not required) (FP132) (FP138) (FP70)
  • or a folded pen such as a Tim's Pen or Horizon folded pen or well-made homemade pop can pen (N30) (N148)
  • Canson Pro-Layout marker paper 9"x 12" or Gilbert bond paper (P32)
  • Higgins Eternal black ink (I08)
(.50)


FP132. Radius-cut Parallel Pen (Modified)
FP132. Radius-cut Parallel Pen
(Pilot does not make this pen.)

This pen begins life as a Pilot Parallel Pen. Once our penmaker has worked his magic, the pen is cut to a radius (curved) shape. This allows the pressure on the stroke to effect the ink flow. Great for experimenting and gestural work. The pen works better on paper with a bit of tooth.
Now available in smaller sizes; this allows the pens to be used for small lettering!

(Pilot does not warrant this modified pen, but we do!)


Click here for an alphabet written by Carol DuBosch with the Radius-cut Parallel Pen on Strathmore Charcoal Paper.

Click here to see sample writing by Coral Pearl.




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FP138. Mitchell Calligraphy Starter Set (3 nibs)
FP138. Mitchell Calligraphy Starter Set (3 nibs)

The William Mitchell 3 Nib Calligraphy starter set is the ideal introduction to Calligraphy for beginners with its smooth writing nibs in 1.2mm, 1.4mm, and 1.8mm nibs. Suitable for most popular writing styles, including Italic, Round Hand, and Uncial, making it the ideal set for the beginner. The set includes three international (short) sized black ink cartridges.



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FP70. Asst Color 12 Refills for Pilot Parallel
Asst Color Refills for Pilot Parallel, 12 pack.

One cartridge each of: Black, Blue-Black, Sepia, Violet, Blue, Turquoise, Green, Light Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink.

These cartridges fit both the Pilot Parallel and the Pilot Plumix Pens.

Formely Code Number FP67-12



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N30. Folded Ruling Pen
Folded Ruling Pen

Introduced at Letterforum in 1995, this innovative lettering tool has been popular ever since. Use them to produce tight "brush lettering" with a pen or for wild, fun, expressive
lettering. These are the originals made by Matthew Coffin and highly praised by Carl Rohrs and Peter Thornton as superior to others that are available.

Peter Thornton has his students use our Polishing Paper (S107) to lightly abrade the outer and inner surfaces of the Folded Pen. This allows the ink to spread out on the pen instead of beading up.



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P32. Canson Pro-Layout Marker Pad
Canson Pro-Layout Marker Pad. Bright White, 18lb, marker layout pad. 50 sheets.

Our highest quality layout paper for calligraphy practice or work for reproduction. The very smooth surface does not buckle, even with wide chisel nibs. Black guidelines under the sheet are easily seen, even without a light table. Michael Sull's favorite pad for work for reproduction. His recommendation is echoed by other scribes and penmen: "Absolutely wonderful." "A great pad." It is worth the price.

Choose 9x12, 11x14, or 14x17 inches.

Formerly P32-9, P32-11, & P32-14




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I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

"For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8 inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




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