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B3563. Art of Whimsical Lettering / Sharpe B3563. The Art of Whimsical Lettering by Joanne Sharpe. 2014. 136pp. 8.5"x11". Paper
Shows you how to create exuberant and personalized writing styles for your artwork and journaling. Presents fifteen alphabets, ranging from monoline forms to more calligraphic ones and to others that reference vintage fonts and doodle art. The author shows how to merge text and illustrations and provides a peek into her personal lettering journal.
B4029. The Irish Hand / O’Neill B4029. The Irish Hand: Scribes and their Manuscripts from the Earliest Times by Timothy O’Neill. 148pp. Approx. 11.75"x 9.25". Hardcover
This revised and expanded edition has high quality, full-color digital images of the works of Irish scribes throughout the centuries. (The original edition was in black & white.) The first part is a survey of the manuscript tradition, followed by essays and full-page images for thirty-one of the great books of Ireland. The context, contents, and history of each manuscript are given, accompanied by a full-page illustration. The second part surveys the work of the scribes from a practical perspective, examining script and lettering in detail. Extracts are given from fifty-two manuscripts, transliterated and translated, with a commentary on the pen work. The Irish Hand covers 1,500 years of Irish script and letter design from the sixth to the twenty-first century.
B2862. Freight Train Graffiti / Gastman et al. B2862. Freight Train Graffiti by Roger Gastman, Darin Rowland, and Ian Sattler. 2006. 349pp. 7.25"x8". Paper
For makers of letters, this is a rich source of inspiration for new forms, ways of combining letters, and creating movement within boldly written text. It is packed with 1,000 full-color examples of graffiti and nearly all letterforms, from 125 train artists and writers. The book provides a history of graffiti as it moved from vandalism to art.
B4050. Handgeschriebene Schriften B4050. Handgeschriebene Schriften by Franz Endress. 2012. 64pp. 4"x6.25". Paper.
A reprint of a German lettering manual, circa 1914. The 48 hands presented include monoline scripts with and without serifs, broad-edged cursive alphabets, and a variety of Blackletter alphabets: Schwabacher, Fraktur, and several variations of Deutche (German) Schrift. It is reminiscent of the early Speedball Textbooks, though in a smaller format. This 64 page single signature book is bound in an unusual way. The signature and cover are sewn together with continuous stitches along the spine with a sewing machine. Text is in German.
Handgeschriebene Schriften Schriften vorlagen für einfache und leicht auszuführende beschriftungen in verschiedenartiger anwendung in der technik, fur Gewerbe, Schule und Haus, auch für den Selbstunterricht zusammengestellt von Franz Endress.
Handwritten Letters: Model alphabets that are simple and easy to follow, which have a wide variety of applications in industry, business, school, and home. Also for self-study. Compiled by Franz Endress
B4031. Color in Calligraphy / Ullian B4031. Color in Calligraphy by Jeanne Ullian. 1992. 20pp. 8.5"x11".
An excellent and thorough introduction to using gouache in your pen. Includes tips on which brands are best, which colors to start with, how to load your pen, how to get the gouache to flow, and ways to reconstitute dried gouache. You learn about color permanence, color mixing, color theory, and the components of gouache. Black-and-white only, no color illustrations. Recommended by Sheila Waters.
B3450. Ink Garden of Brother Theopane / Millen The Ink Garden of Brother Theopane by C.M. Millen. 2010. 32pp. 9"x11.5". Hardcover $17.95
A children’s book.
In a monastery in the mountains of Mourne during the Middle Ages, one young monk struggles to focus on his task: copying the Bible and other scholarly books with plain brown ink made from wood bark in plain brown books in his plain brown robe at his plain brown desk. Andrea Wisnewski's illustrations, inspired by the illuminated letters that the medieval monks created in books like the Book of Kells, bring to life the colors and beauty that surround Brother Theophane amidst the plain world of the monastery.
B3966. Japanese Alphabet / Mandel B3966. Japanese Alphabet: The 48 Essential Characters by Gabriele Mandel and Isao Hose. 2007. 148pp. 7.75"x9.5". Hardcover
This clear and concise guide to the various Japanese writing systems presents all of the characters (kana) in the traditional order, shown in both the hiragana and katakana versions. Each character is given its own page, which graphically indicates the correct sequence for the individual strokes; provides voiced and unvoiced variants; and presents the Chinese ideogram from which it was derived, the Roman transliteration, and the character in several typefaces.
B3869. Scripsit 34.2: Johnson, Pludwinski, Kurtz, Thornton, Clark Scripsit 34.2. 2012. 32pp. 8.5"x11". Paper
In this issue produced by Michael Clark: Iskra Johnson (Illustration and informal scripts with pointed brush and pen), Izzy Pludwinski (Hebrew and Western letterforms), Carl E Kurtz (letters as texture and form), Memorials by Artists (letter carving), Peter Thornton (compositions exploring texture, lettered with pencils), Michael Clark (lettering with ruling pens and other tools). The letter artists both show and discuss their work. Full color throughout.
B3870. Take Your Pleasure Seriously / Luca Barcellona Take Your Pleasure Seriously by Luca Barcellona. 2012. 224pp. 7.5"x10.5". Hardcover
Features commissioned work and personal pieces in hundreds of images (many never-before-published) of the letters and letterwork of Luca Barcellona, an internationally-known calligrapher, designer, and graffiti artist. He uses both historical letterforms and contemporary, original ones in striking and expressive compositions. Includes an interview by by Chaz Bojórquez. Over 250 full-color plates. Text by Luca Barcellona, Giovanni De Faccio and Nicola "DeeMo" Peressoni. Fold-out poster jacket. His work was featured in Letter Arts Review issue 23-3.
Luca Barcellona shatters the boundaries as he blends his street sensibility with fine penmanship. - Letter Arts Review
B3852. Poems of a Penman / Sull Poems of a Penmen: The Penmanship Verse of Michael R. Sull. 2011. 52 pages. 8.5"x11". Paper spiral.
Stories of penmen past and present and of IAMPETH - some true & some imagined - in old-fashion rhyming verse. Includes a bit of Michael’s script and off-hand flourishing. Illustrated with six pen & ink drawings (including a rather stern-looking John DeCollibus!). It’s a book that only a penman or penwoman would love, but what fun for us!