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B3803. Hermann Zapf Book Combo
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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 Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty Year Odyssey of Art and Craft.




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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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B3789. Making Mini Books / McCafferty
Making Mini Books: Big Ideas for 30+ Little Projects by Kathleen McCafferty. 2012. 144pp. 9"x9". Paper

Add to your bookmaking repertoire with these adorable mini-volumes, which are often easier to craft than their larger counterparts! Some require only folding and stapling. This charming collection includes beautiful leather-clad journals, block print notepads, accordion-fold mini-zines, and others that feature interior pockets, unique closures, colorful stitching, and eye-catching bindings. Includes an illustrated stitch guide.




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B4222. Making Books: A Guide to Creating Handcrafted Books
B4222. Making Books: A Guide to Creating Handcrafted Books. London Centre for Book Arts. 2017. 192pp. 8"x10". Hardcover.

This authorative manual for creating hand-bound books offers beginners and advanced artists alike a comprehensive overview of the tools, principles, and techniques used in hand bookbinding. Through hundreds of vibrant photographs and clear illustrations showing step-by-step instructions, you are led through six bookbinding projects, from pamphlets and concertinas to multi-section case bindings, to learn and master.




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B3005. 500 Handmade Books
B3005. 500 Handmade Books: Inspiring Interpretations of a Timeless Form. 2008. 420pp. Paper.

A juried gallery of 500 books shown in full color. In the summer of 2006, Lark Books sent out a call for slides/images of handmade books. This is the published selection from what must have been an overwhelming response!




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B4220. Bookcraft: Techniques for Binding... / Weston
B4220. Bookcraft: Techniques for Binding, Folding, and Decorating to create books and More by Heather Weston. 2008. 8.5'x10". Paper.

From heirloom memories to unique journals, albums, and altered books—or simple tag books for your kids—Bookcraft contains all the skills you will ever need.

This guide provides the essential ingredients for designing and making your own books, from simple binding and finishing techniques to complex complete products. Projects are designed to suit a variety of skill levels from beginner to advanced, and use a step-by-step approach to learning the necessary skills.

Each project begins with basic techniques and progresses through to thought-provoking applications of those techniques. Each technique includes an example of a finished book that fully and beautifully utilizes the methods described by the techniques.

This book explores more experimental binding and page treatment techniques, and has a comprehensive gallery of ideas outlining the skills and materials needed to apply techniques often reserved for professionals.




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DVD53. Printmaking in the Sun / Welden
DVD53. Printmaking in the Sun DVD by Dan Welden.

This DVD video shows every step of making relief and intaglio prints using Solarplates. It begins by showing how to create an image on Mylar using various mark-making techniques. Next you see how the Solarplates are developed and then printed. Tips and advice on exposure times, washing out, registration, inking, preparing paper and the amount of pressure needed from the press ensure that your printmaking experience is easy and successful. Includes a gallery of Solarplates prints with explanations of the techniques used to create them.

Recommended for Louise Grunewald's Letters From the Sun Releif and Intaglio Printing with Solar Plate class at The Summit 2013 conference and at The Passionate Pen 2015 conference.



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