Here it is, what we waited years for - 300 full-color images of Sheila’s life’s work, designed by Julian Waters, presenting Sheila’s Retrospective Show of 2009. A great companion to her instructional book, Foundations of Calligraphy. Julian designed the typeface, which was used for the first time in this publication.
Each copy is now signed by Sheila!
Formerly published as an issue of Scripsit, the Washington Calligraphers Guild journal.
B4022. Scripsit 36.1: Books Arts Issue B4022. Scripsit Book Arts Issue. 2014. 32pp. 8.5"x11". Paper
A gallery of bookworks from nine calligraphers who make books, with comments from the artists and showing a wide range of ways to combine letters and books. The exciting and inspiring works are from David McGrail, Suzanne Moore, Nancy Ruth Leavitt, Elizabeth McKee, Yukimi Annand, Marina Soria, Eliza Holliday, Carol Barton, and Sue Smith.
B4211. C.C. Canan Collection of Penmanship /Canan B4211. C.C. Canan Collection of Penmanship: Including specimens of his best work in Business Writing, Ornamental Penmanship, Flourishings, Lettering and Pen Drawing. Published by The Zaner Bloser Company, Penmanship Publishers, Columbus, Ohio. 1965 edition. 64pp. 9.25" x 11.25". Staple bound with a green paper cover.
This vintage edition includes two pages on Canan’s career; brief instruction; examples of business writing, card writing, off-hand flourishing, letter writing, quotations, and poetry; 11 Artistic (Ornamental) Spencerian script capital alphabets.
After the death of the famed A. D. Taylor in 1898, [Clinton C.] Canan was equaled by no living penman in delicate, accurate, free-hand ornamental penmanship. A Zanerian graduate, he taught penmanship at Cleary College in Michigan, the Cedar Rapids Business School in Iowa, and Shissler College in Pensylvania. Born in 1873, he died at 31 in 1904. (Spencerian Script and Ornamental Penmanship: Vol I by Michael Sull)
B2831. Passion for the Pen: Artigas / Zoby B2831. A Passion for the Pen: The Art of Georgina Artigas
Edited by Brenda Casey Zoby. 2006. 64pp. 8.5" x11". Paper.
A collection of calligraphic jewels from Georgina's 50 years of creating beautiful letters. Includes 32 pages with pointed pen lettering: invitations, certificates & awards, logos, and 8 art pieces from the Calligrapher’s Engagement Calendars. She was a master with the broad edge pen, as well. The book displays many of her traditional American-style illuminated recognition/retirement/resolution scrolls. Born in Cuba, Artigas emigrated to the USA in the 60's and worked for the Ames & Rollinson Studio in NYC for nearly a decade before moving to Miami and setting up her own studio. 40 color plates. At this price, it should be in every point pen scribe's library.
B3189. South of France / Sara Midda Sara Midda's South of France: A Sketchbook.2008. 144pp. 5.4"x7.4". Hardcover
From Sara Midda, the miniaturist whose acclaimed In & Out of the Garden evoked all the pleasures of an English garden, comes a wondrous sketch book from a year spent in the South of France. An artist's personal journal carried everywhere and crammed with drawings and notions and thoughts both surprising and whimsical.