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B3904. Journal Your Way / Diehn
B3904. Journal Your Way: Designing & Using Handmade Books by Gwen Diehn. 2013. 180pp. 9"x9". Paper This is a paperback version of Live & Learn: Real Life Journals.

This book celebrates the art of making and using a personalized journal. Inspiring images showcase a rich variety of working journals and introduce longtime journal-keepers through their pages. Also, nine recipients of customized, handcrafted journals from Gwen share their own pages. Two additional insert booklets, "Bookbinding Essentials" and "Choose Your Own Bookbinding Adventure," explain basic techniques and guide you on your journaling adventure.



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B3905. Creative Lettering / Doh
B3905. Creative Lettering: Techniques & Tips from Top Artists by Jenny Doh. 2013. 144pp. 8.5"x10". Paper

Rather than a how-to with historical hands, this book covers a broad range of more personal letterforms with many informal drawn letters. They range from doodled words to Linda Schneider’s pictorials with the pointed pen. The alphabets are contributed by calligraphers (including Barbara Close, Martha Lever, and Lisa Engelbrecht), painters, collagists, card makers, fiber artists, and graphic designers who present their perspectives on lettering. They discuss their favorite tools and how they use them to create the alphabets. Their techniques are presented with step-by-step instructions and photos and an exemplar alphabet. Includes examples of finished works. A great book for enlarging your repertoire of informal hands.

(Linda Schneider, pointed pen pictorial calligraphy; Barbara Close, masking fluid letters, textured letters; Martha Lever, framed decorated versals; Lisa Engelbrecht, letterista script, love alphabet blocks.)




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B3909. Little Book of Lettering / Donley
B3909. Little Book of Lettering by Emily Gregory. 2012. 192pp. 6.25x7.25. Hardcover

This inspirational collection of contemporary lettering - handwritten, hand-drawn and digitally rendered - is wide in scope and displays the work of a wide range of lettering artists.




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B3910. Mastering Calligraphy / Godfrey
B3910. Mastering Calligraphy: The Complete Guide to Hand Lettering by Gaye Godfrey-Nicholls. 2013. 288pp. 9x10. Hardcover

This elegant book presents historical hands (such as Roman Capitals, Foundational, Uncial, Carolingian, Gothic, Italic); gestural and ruling pen forms; pointed pen alphabets and brush written forms. For each hand, a main alphabet with ductus is paired with variations and interspersed are profiles of calligraphers and examples of their work that features the hand. In addition, at the end of each section there is a related gallery (there are over 125 works shown). Chapters cover backgrounds and colors, layout and composition, illumination, digitizing hand lettering, and creating digital forms.
Gaye Godfrey-Nicholls is a professional calligrapher and teacher based in Perth, Australia




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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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B1897. Kunstraum Kalligrafie / Propfe
Kunstraum Kalligrafie by Joachim Propfe. 2011. 239pp. 9.25"x10.25". Hardcover

Full of Propfe's calligraphic compostions on walls. A wide variety of styles, all wonderfully reproduced. Includes instructon on hands and lettering on wall. Text is in German.
Worth the price, especially if you read German.



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B2244. Belle Lettere
Belle Lettere.
1997. 168pp. 9.5" x 12". 200 illustrations, almost all in full color. Hardcover.

***12/15/16: We are currently out of stock of this book. We do not know when we will recieve more copies. If you order this book we will backorder it and contact you upon it's arrival.***

This full-color book presents the best works from the entries for the Belle Lettere Prize. It is a glorious volume filled with full-page and detail color shots of the expressive calligraphic pieces. All are in full color. It is a painterly presentation printed on an off-white sheet, which gives the color reproduction a subtle warmth. Contributors include Denis Brown, Jane Dill, Ward Dunham & Linnea Lundquist, Olive Bull, Glen Epstein, Rose Folsom, Georgianna Greenwood, Thomas Ingmire, Cheryl Jacobsen, Hermann Kilian, Werner Schneider,Brody Neuenschwander, Jan Owen, Paul Shaw, Susan Skarsgard. There are also many Europeans who are little known to American calligraphers. Introductory essays are by Carlo Buffa "So Far, So Close"; Thomas Ingmire "Calligraphy in the 20th Century"; Tiziano Santi "Between Word and Image"; and Manfredo Massironi "The Pleasure of Showing & Looking at Words." A final essay by Monica
Dengo is on "The Work of Thomas Ingmire." Each essay is in English and Italian.
Please be warned. The f-word appears on pages 10-11. If the word gives you offense, don’t purchase this book.



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B3324. Book of Gospels (SJB) - Genuine Leather
Book of Gospels (Saint John's Bible) - Genuine Leather Edition. 526pp. 12"x18". Genuine Leather

As the most visible book to the assembly, The Book of Gospels symbolizes the presence of Christ in the liturgical celebration while exemplifying reverence for the holy Gospel. This extraordinary new edition, drawn from The Lectionary for Mass with New American Bible text, adds brilliance with glorious illuminated artwork from the pages of The Saint John's Bible. This unique Book of Gospels is unlike any other on the market today. Its many distinctive features create great prominence in a faith community of any size.



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