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B3911. Sign Painters / Levine
B3911. Sign Painters by Faythe Levine, Sam Macon. 2012. 176pp. 7.5x 9.5 Paper

As recently as the 1980s, storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were hand-lettered with brush and paint. (This skilled trade has been largely replaced by computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers.) This book documents these dedicated practitioners, their time-honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. It features stories and photographs of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States profiling sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco's New Bohemia Signs and New York's Colossal Media's Sky High Murals. 200 color illustrations.




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B3912. Book of Kells, The HC / Meehan
B3912. The Book of Kells by Bernard Meehan. 2013. 256pp. 10x12.87 Hardcover with a slipcase.

The manuscript has been newly photographed and this book provides a clarity far surpassing earlier reproductions. You can marvel at the extraordinarily inventive and intricate imagery that accompanies the texts of the four Gospels: full-page depictions of Evangelists and their symbols, lavish honorific openings to the Gospels, extraordinary initials, and decoration that combines complex interlace, animals, and human figures. This volume features more than fifty full-size reproductions of complete pages plus enlarged details. Supplementary images place the manuscript in its setting and provide comparisons for its iconography and style.

The rich illustrations are paired with an exploration of the manuscript’s historical background, an examination of earlier and comparable manuscripts, a detailed discussion of symbols and themes, and a look at the scribes and artists who worked on the manuscript and their techniques, illuminated by recent scientific research.




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B3915. Playing with Image Transfers / Cerruti
B3915. Playing with Image Transfers: Exploring Creative Imagery for Use in Art, Mixed Media, and Design by Courtney Cerruti. 2013. 144pp. 8.5x10. Flexibound

These valuable techniques allow you to reproduce a unique image from any source and apply it to a myriad of surfaces. Teaches you the four image transfer methods: Packing Tape, Solvent, Medium, and Acrylic transfers. Covers the basics and presents projects that include gift boxes, albums, sketchbook covers, wall art, accordion books, and much more. 250 color photos.




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B3326. Handmade Books (Lark Studio Series) / Hemachandra
Lark Studio Series: Handmade Books by Ray Hemachandra. 2010. 204pp. 5"x5". Paper

This book presents an inspiring gallery of bookmaking today, with artists' books, hand-bound books, and leather-tooled covers. The books feature handmade papers and bindings that show the potential of the form. Contributors include Jeanne Germani, David Hodges, Laura Wait, and a host of others.




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B3803. Hermann Zapf Book Combo
This is a special price for the following two books. Save $10 by purchasing together.

B3435. About More Alphabets: The Types of Hermann Zapf by Jerry Kelly with a foreword by Robert Bringhurst. 2011. 112pp. 4.5"x7". Hardcover
In 1960, the Typophiles published a now-treasured chapbook on Hermann Zapf's metal faces. More than 50 years later, this new volume brings you up-to-date, presenting a selection of his major alphabet design projects. Even as letterforms have changed from metal to phototype to digital, Zapf has continued to produce exceptional typefaces - most drawing from pen-made forms. The book is filled with type drawings and trials and other illustrations, some rarely seen. Purchase your copy of this finely-printed letter art treasure designed by Jerry Kelly. (As a used book, the first Zapf chapbook can command $100 or more.). Typophile Chap Book New Series no. 3.

B3796. What Our Lettering Needs: The Contribution of Hermann Zapf to Calligraphy & Type Design at Hallmark Cards by Rick Cusick. 2012. 136pp. 6.75"x10". Paper
A thorough account of Hermann Zapf's contributions to the calligraphic and typographic artistry of Hallmark Cards. The Hallmark/Zapf association is a now fully blended into the company's rich heritage in the lettering arts. This beautifully illustrated book is a tribute to Zapf's own philosophy that the artist's challenge is "to ensure, despite technology and mass production, that beauty is never lost." Printed in color on Mohawk superfine. Rick Cusick presently oversees the design and development of proprietary fonts for Hallmark Cards. He is also a respected designer, calligrapher, and teacher working with the University of Kansas in developing lectures and curriculum for lettering, typography, and type design.



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B4125. Don Etherington: Design Bindings, A Retrospective
B4125. Don Etherington: Design Bindings, A Retrospective. 2016. 96pp. 8.5"x11". Paper

A catalogue and appreciation of Etherington's achievements over his long and distinguished career, printed for a retrospective exhibition at HEC Montreal. Includes introductory words by Don Etherington, Jonathan Tremblay (President of ARA Canada), and Maureen Clapperton, and an essay by John MacKrell. In addition to color illustrations and descriptions of the bindings in the exhibition, the catalogue also shows bindings not in the exhibition, as well as custom bindings by friends, students, and colleagues of his earlier book Book Binding and Conservation: A Sixty Year Odyssey of Art and Craft.




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B4069. Bind, Alter, Fold: Artist Books / Stablein
B4069. Bind, Alter, Fold: Artist Books by Marilyn Stablein. 2015. 90pp. 8"x8". Paper.

This catalog of Stablein’s book art presents 38 works through full-color, full-page photos. The books use a variety of handmade and decorative papers, unusual materials, and a variety of binding structures, such as carousel book, flag book, and piano hinge. The books are divided into categories, including visual and travel journals, altered books, and book art objects. Marilyn Stablein’s award-winning artist’s books are in both private and public collections. In addition, her books have appeared in the pages of Bound & Lettered, have been exhibited across the US, and are featured in 1,000 Artist Books and 500 Artist Books. 77 color photos.

“This collection of Marilyn Stablein’s artist’s books is a gem. Warm and witty, personal and political, her book creations are all rich in color, form, and texture. Each one shows us the depth of her vision.” -- Judith Golden



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B4175. Villu Toots: 100 Book Covers / Varik
B4175. Villu Toots: 100 Book Covers, 1956-1992 by Mart Varik. Introduction by Pyotr Chobitko. 2017. 129pp. 5"x7.875". Paper

100 hand-lettered designs, both book covers and book jackets, by this virtuoso of pen and brush. Villu Toots
created over 500 covers; this is a selection of his most masterful, scanned directly from the printed books.
You will be amazed by the variety and originality of his book-cover work. Virtually unknown outside his native Estonia, Toots was a primary influence for several generations of calligraphers and lettering artists in the Soviet Union. This collection shares his genius with the rest of the world.

"Villu Toots might have been the most original calligrapher ever." -Carl Rohrs

"Villu Toots, whose incredible work looks effortless, was the ultimate calligrapher's calligrapher. He was one of the all-time greats of the 20th century, as important as Koch, Schneidler, Zapf, and Poppl. No one had more versatility, flair, or fluidity." -Julian Waters




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B4177. Villu Toots: 100 Book Covers including Foreign Ship Costs
B4177. Villu Toots: 100 Book Covers, 1956-1992 by Mart Varik. Introduction by Pyotr Chobitko. 2017. 129pp. 5"x7.875". Paper

100 hand-lettered designs, both book covers and book jackets, by this virtuoso of pen and brush. Villu Toots
created over 500 covers; this is a selection of his most masterful, scanned directly from the printed books.
You will be amazed by the variety and originality of his book-cover work. Virtually unknown outside his native Estonia, Toots was a primary influence for several generations of calligraphers and lettering artists in the Soviet Union. This collection shares his genius with the rest of the world.

"Villu Toots might have been the most original calligrapher ever." -Carl Rohrs

"Villu Toots, whose incredible work looks effortless, was the ultimate calligrapher's calligrapher. He was one of the all-time greats of the 20th century, as important as Koch, Schneidler, Zapf, and Poppl. No one had more versatility, flair, or fluidity." -Julian Waters


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B4217. Books, Boxes, and Portfolios /Zeier
B4217. Books, Boxes and Portfolios: Binding, Construction, and Design Step-by-Step by Frank Zeier. 1990. 304pp. 7"x10". Hardcover

In this introduction to the techniques of bookbinding, Franz Zeier guides readers step-by-step through projects for making a variety of boxes, portfolios, book covers, photograph albums, mats, and sewn and adhesive-bound books.




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