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B3325. Book of Gospels (SJB) - Bonded Leather
Book of Gospels (Saint John's Bible) - Genuine Leather Edition. 526pp. 12"x18". Bonded 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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B3558. Cut & Fold Techniques for Pop-Up Designs / Jackson
B3558. Cut and Fold Techniques for Pop-Up Designs by Paul Jackson. 2014. 128pp. 8.75"x8.75". Paper

While marketed to designers, this book is a gem for those of us making objects by hand. Use these simple techniques to create exciting, but surprisingly easy-to-make, 3-D designs. Each pop-up is cut from a single sheet of paper, which is ideal for cards, but they are equally suited for bookmakers when the designs are repeated in an accordion fold structure. The emphasis is on surface design over complex cutting. Each chapter introduces a new technique and shows it can be adapted in many different ways or combined with techniques from earlier chapters.

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B3559. Whatever You Are, Be a Good One / Congdon
B3559. Whatever You Are, Be a Good One: 100 Inspirational Quotations Hand-lettered by Lisa Congdon. 2014.108pp.7.25"x7.25". Hardcover.

This thought-provoking collection compiles the timeless wisdom of great original minds - from Marie Curie to Stephen King, Joan of Arc to Jack Kerouac, Oscar Wilde to Harriet Tubman - all delightfully hand-lettered using an collection of informal alphabets (some evoking the lettering of Edward Gorey). The colorful pages provide enlightening insights ("Wisdom begins in wonder," Socrates), stirring calls to action ("Leap and the net will appear," John Burroughs), and stimulating encouragements ("Be curious, not judgmental," Walt Whitman). A great gift for all letter-lovers (and ordinary people too).

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B3562. Drawing Type / Fowkes
B3562. Drawing Type: An Introduction to Illustrating Letterforms by Alex Fowkes. 2014. 208pp. 8"x10.25". Paper.

This workbook provides instruction that takes you through drawing serif and sans serif types as well as script ones. Features real-world projects, and there is ample space on the pages for you to work through the exercises, making it good for self-study. Presents a selection of sketchbook pages from type designers. Playful hand-drawn type can be used in both graphic design and illustration and fits with today's hand-made aesthetic and DIY culture.

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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.

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B3792. Foundations / Historical Scripts Book Combo
Special Offer!

Pay only $49.95 for Sheila Waters' Foundations of Calligraphy AND Stan Knight's Historical
A $74.95 value. You save $25.00. The perfect combination for the serious calligrapher: Sheila Waters'
extraordinary instruction, plus outstanding manuscript examples chosen by an expert, Stan Knight. Scripts is an ideal complement to Foundations of Calligraphy.. Offer good for a limited time only. Order today!

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B3862. Illuminated Alphabet (Dover) / Menten
The Illuminated Alphabet by Theodore Menten. 1971. 48pp. 8.25"x11". Paper

In the Middle Ages, the alphabet was a popular vehicle for amusement and instruction, as well as beauty. Precisely rendered from treasured medieval manuscripts by one of New York's foremost designers, this ready-to-color collection features 50 initial letters aglow with fanciful devices, symbolic elements, floral interlacements, biblical scenes, grotesque animals, portraits of war and play, and other fascinating embellishments.

Use crayons, paints, markers, and other creative media to breathe colorful new life into each ancient letter. These royalty-free medieval designs will also inspire ideas for stained glass, mosaics, textiles, and a wide variety of graphics projects!

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B3923. B3314 & B3154 Special Offer
SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase both books, B3314. A Brief Introduction to the Arabic Alphabet + B3154. The Calligrapher's Garden for only $22.41. You save $4.49

B3314. A Brief Introduction to the Arabic Alphabet by John Healey & Rex Smith. 2009. 116pp. 5"x7.75". Paper
Tells the fascinating history of the Arabic Alphabet, a story that is entwined with the development of culture and society in the Middle East. Traces the Arabic alphabet back to Aramaic, a descendant of Phoenician, which itself gave rise to the Hebrew and Greek alphabets. Includes a glossary.

B3154. The Calligrapher's Garden by Hassan Massoudy. Second edition. 2009, 2012. 128pp. 7"x5.5". Paper
This beautiful book is available again in smaller format.
In this feast for the eyes, Massoudy's elegant calligraphy depicts the four seasons of the garden. From the icy palettes of winter to delicate spring growth, and from the dazzling sunshine and blooms of summer through the fading hues of autumn, he captures in calligraphy what countless poets have crafted with words. The proverb or quotation that inspired each artwork is handwritten in Arabic by Massoudy alongside the English texts on the facing page. Hassan Massoudy was born in Najaf, Iraq. He moved to France in 1969.

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B3946. Hermann Zapf Three Book Special Offer
B3946. Purchase all three Hermann Zapf Books and save $15.00!

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.

B3892. Zapf Exhibition: The Calligraphy of Hermann & Gudrun Zapf. 2011. 64pp. 7.125"x10.125". Paper

This elegantly produced exhibition catalog presents their letter-art from Pen & Graver (1939-41) to designs for digital versions of Diotima (2008); pieces done with broad edge pen as well as ballpoint pen alphabets; manuscript books and book design for print; screen-printed and one-off works; and sketches, specimen sheets, and proofs for metal and digital typefaces (Diotima, Colombine, Optima, and Zapfino). English text. Some introductory text also in Japanese.

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B3962. Happy Lettering with the Right Tools / Koskimäki-Ketelä
B3962. Happy Lettering with the Right Tools by Marika Koskimäki-Ketelä. 2014. 48pp. 11.5"x7.5". Paper.

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This enthusiastic book provides instruction on lettering with ruling pens - traditional ones and the newer ones made specifically for lettering. The author includes how to make a folded pen from an aluminum can, which she calls Can Pens (they are also called Cola Pens). Some instruction is also included for Automatic Pens and Suede Pens.

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