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B4057. In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist’s Sketchbook / Hische
In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist’s Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector by Jessica Hische. 2015. 176pp. 8"x10". Hardcover.

This show-all romp through design-world darling Jessica Hische’s sketchbook reveals the creative and technical process behind making award-winning hand lettering. See everything, from Hische’s rough sketches to her polished finals for major clients such as Wes Anderson, NPR, and Starbucks. The result is a well of inspiration and brass tacks information for designers who want to sketch distinctive letterforms and hone their skills. With more than 250 images and metallic silver ink printed throughout to represent her penciled sketches, this highly visual book is an essential - and entirely enjoyable - resource for those who practice or simply appreciate the art of hand lettering. Jessica Hische is a letterer and illustrator based in San Francisco. Forbes has twice recognized her in its annual 30 Under 30 list in the art and design category.




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B4090. Decorated Lettering / Pickett
B4090. Decorated Lettering by Jan Pickett. 2016. 128pp. 8"x10".

A highly-visual guide to the techniques and materials for decorated calligraphy with a strong contemporary feel. The variety of colorful exercises and projects provide a fresh, modern look, but still grounded with traditional letterforms. Inspiration abounds, and each chapter is accompanied by a wave of ideas for using techniques from embossing to watercolor. Jan is a Fellow of the SSI.




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B4100. Marí Emily Bohley: Letter and Book Arts
B4100.Marí Emily Bohley: Letter and Book Arts (Schrift und Buchkunst) 2002 - 2015. 2016. 84 pp. 8.25"x8.25". Paper

A catalogue of Bohley's work from 2002 to 2015 with an introduction by Ewan Clayton. Text in English and German. Full-color throughout.



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B3798. 75 Artist Books: The Kaldewey Press / von Lucius
75 Artist Books: The Kaldewey Press, New York, A Catalogue Raisonné by Clemens von Lucius. 2011. 364pp. 6.7"x9.5". Flexcover. Note: these sale copies are shelfworn.

The Kaldewey Press, established in 1985, has produced 75 artists’ books. It is one of the leading presses for contemporary artist books, and its exquisite volumes have been exhibited worldwide, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The proprietor, Gunnar A Kaldewey, has collaborated with artists such as Mischa Kuball, Jonathan Lasker, Heribert C. Ottersbach, Richard Tuttle, and Not Vital. These limited edition books have featured writers from many countries and periods, from Lao Tsu and Ovid to Samuel Beckett and Paul Celan. This profusely illustrated catalogue raisonné presents in detail all seventy-five books published to date, with individual descriptions, an introductory essay, and an interview with Gunnar A. Kaldewey. The press is located in Poestenkill, NY. Approx. 500 illustrations.

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B4128. Alice: A Survey of the Calligraphy of Alice
B4128. Alice: A Survey of the Calligraphy of Alice by Jerry Kelly. 2017. 144pp. 8"x11.5". Hardcover

Alice Koeth, known professionally simply as Alice, is one of the most respected calligraphers in the world today, though relatively few of her works have been published in book form. The vast majority of her graphic output remains unseen and uncollected. This book, compiled, with Alice’s active participation, has over 140 illustrations, showing the depth and breadth of her artistry. Jerry's introduction and Donald Jackson's eloquent appreciation set her work in context. Most works are illustrated in color, many are presented full-page.
Over a career spanning more than 60 years, Alice’s artistry exemplifies taste, technique, wit, and her own unique graphic style. A keen understanding of craft, respect for tools, and interest in historical forms have contributed to her command of various calligraphic styles, written with extraordinary skill. Best known are her masterful posters for The Morgan Library from the 60s & 70s, which have been graciously photographed by the Morgan for this book. More of her graphic work was created for a wide assortment of clients—commercial enterprises, publishers, universities, organizations, and individuals.



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B4133. Uncommon Numbers Trilogy
B4133. Uncommon Numbers Trilogy.

Purchase a set of all three books and save!
Includes a slipcase and these three titles:

B2302. Uncommon Numbers Manual / Casey
The Uncommon Numbers Manual
By Brenda Casey (Zoby) 1999. 80pp. 8.5" x 5.5". Paper.

B3148. Uncommon Numbers II edited by Brenda Casey Zoby. 2010. 64pp. 8.5"x5.5". Paper

B2081. Uncommon Numbers: A Source Book for Artists
Edited by Brenda Casey (Zoby) and Barbara Brandt. 1996. 64pp. 8.5"x5.5". Paper




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B4176. Studio Handbook: Lettering & Design
B4176. Studio Handbook: Lettering & Design by Samuel Welo. 2017 (1931). 232 pp. 4.75"x7.25". Softcover.

This beautifully designed little book reflects the elegance of the Art Deco period and will prove a useful and entertaining resource for modern typographers and graphic artists. In addition to demonstrating the appeal and effectiveness of great lettering, it abounds in material that designers can adapt - borders, ribbons, dingbats, rules, and more. Like the 1931 first edition, it is printed in two colors and graced with a decorative hardcover binding.

Reprint of the Frederick J. Drake & Co., Chicago, 1931 edition.



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DVD67. Foundational: Reggie Ezell
DVD67. Foundational DVD by Reggie Ezell.

Part of a new series of instructional Calligraphy DVDs from Reggie Ezell. For beginning and intermediate students. Video is approximately 70 minutes and covers "all aspects" of the topic. Reggie has taught calligraphy for over 30 years, and his yearlong courses have been among the most highly regarded and sought after in the U.S. and Canada. This DVD is formatted for North American DVD players.

The series:
DVD55. Italic Minuscules.
DVD56. Carolingian Minuscules.
DVD57. Pointed Brush Basics.
DVD58. Basic Romans.
DVD59. Basic Blackletter.
DVD63. Drawn Romans.
DVD67. Foundational

There is a reduced quantity price for 4 or more DVDs from the series, any assortment.



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B4201. Edward Johnston: A Signature for London / Taylor
B4201 Edward Johnston: A Signature for London by Richard Taylor. 96pp. 7"x9". Paperback.

It’s one of the most iconic features of London life, yet perhaps the least celebrated: the Johnston typeface, which has decorated signage throughout the entire London Transport system for a century. This book celebrates the Johnston typeface and its creator, Edward Johnston (1872-1944), bringing him long-overdue recognition as one of the key creators of our shared visual image of London life.

Richly illustrated with images from the London Transport Museum - including maps, posters, station signage, and much more - the book traces the evolution of the Johnston typeface from its first use in 1916 through the many subtle changes it’s undergone in the century since, all the way up to its broad deployment for the 2012 London Olympics. No lover of London life or transportation buff will want to miss this beautifully designed and produced volume.



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CR7-2. Calligraphy Review Vol.7, No.2
Calligraphy Review: Vol 7, No 2

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Cover Artist: Arne Wolf



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