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S1005. Clic & Go Foldable Water Pot S1005. Clic & Go Foldable Water Pot
The Faber-Castell Clic & Go is a collapsible and expandable water pot. Easy to clean and store, travels easily. Ridges on the cup are the perfect place to hold brushes in between uses. The water pot holds approximately 12 ounces. PVC- and Latex-free.
B3345. Real Pen Work / Knowles & Maxim B3345. Real Pen Work: Self-Instructor Manual in Penmanship (1881) by Knowles & Maxim. 2003 reprint. 64pp, with CD. 11"x8.5". Paper
Facsimilie reproduction of the original edition.
A nice reproduction of a manual that has stroke and alphabet instruction for Spencerian Script in a larger format that most. The large off-hand flourishing section has a page of bird parts for practice and then an assortment of birds as well as a fish, an eagle, swans, a lion, stags, horses, busts of babies and adults, and a fan. Includes a CD of all the images in PDF, JPEG and TIF formats.-
B4204. The Calligrapher's Business Handbook / Thorpe B4204. The Calligrapher's Business Handbook: Pricing and Policies for Lettering Artists by Molly Suber Thorpe. 2017. 72pp. 8" x 10". Paper
In this guide to the best practices and pricing strategies for calligraphers and lettering artists, the author of Modern Calligraphy shares her hard-earned insights. Whether you're starting out in creative freelancing, transitioning from a different profession, or running a lettering business that just needs a boost, you will welcome the invaluable ideas in this handbook. Molly has packed these pages with advice covering a range of topics for freelance calligraphers and hand-lettering artists, including: what prices professional calligraphers charge for their services; when to charge a flat rate and when to charge by the hour; how to charge for work for companies and for individual use; how to navigate copyright licensing, knowing your rights, what to include in a project contract, when and how to offer discounts or freebies; and how to get the most bang for your advertising budget, especially when just starting. Full-color throughout.
B4206. Modern Calligraphy Workshop / Owen B4206. Modern Calligraphy Workshop: The Creative Art of Pen, Brush and Chalk Lettering by Imogen Owen. 2017. 144pp. 8"x10". Paper.
This beginner’s book teaches the popular, relaxed form of Copperplate script that celebrates an informal, handmade look and that is often referred to as "modern calligraphy." Includes alphabet variations, informal roman alphabets, flourishes, and brush forms. Exercises and projects include envelopes, invitations, themed weddings, and chalkboard lettering.
B4214. Art and History of Calligraphy / Lovett B4214. Art and History of Calligraphy by Patricia Lovett. 2017. 224pp. 8.5"x11". Hardcover.
Presents first a well-illustrated history of calligraphic hands from early Roman Cursive and Uncial through to Edward Johnston’s Foundational hand. Next is a longer chapter on how manuscripts are made, covering: pens, pigments, metal leaf, brushes, and vellum, and how they were used to letter, gild, and illustrate manuscripts. A series of full- or multi-page plates of 75 manuscripts follow, with a description of the manuscript, the significance of its text, the hand used, and other facets of its production. The first 50 or so pages span the third through the sixteenth centuries. From English revival and forward are plates from William Morris and Edward Johnston and from fifteen 20th-century scribes.
B4081. Heart of the Brush / Tanahashi B4081. Heart of the Brush: The Splendor of East Asian Calligraphy by Kazuaki Tanahashi. 2016. 390pp. 7"x10". Paper
This book is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the history and art of calligraphy as it’s been practiced for centuries in China, Japan, and elsewhere in Asia. It is a beginner guide to developing an appreciation for Asian calligraphy and for giving Asian calligraphy-creation a try. It is also for those who just wants to browse through and exult in lovely examples.
The heart of the book, “Master Samples and Study,” presents 150 characters—from “action” to “zen”—each in a two-page spread. On each verso page the character is presented in three different styles, each one chosen for its beauty and identified by artist when possible. The character’s meaning, pronunciation (in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese), etymology, the pictograph from which it evolved, and other notes of interest are included. At the bottom of the page the stroke order is shown: the sequence of brush movements, numbered in their traditional order. On each facing recto page is Kaz’s own interpretation of the character, full page.
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.
B4083. Journeys in Calligraphy / Lach B4083. Journeys in Calligraphy: Inspiring Scripts from Around the World by Denise Lach. 2015. 192pp. 9.25"x10.2". Hardcover.
Not only do scripts and alphabets form bridges between cultures, but their history and the stories they tell are the perfect springboard for calligraphic experimentation. From India to Ethiopia, Tibet and beyond, Lach has travelled widely in the world of script. Here, she documents complex and simple characters, playful shapes, and vibrant colors, which she then translates into her own visual art. She demonstrates the exciting design possibilities offered by script: you can repeat, turn, mirror, and rotate letters; you can also experiment with rhythms, contrasts, colors, and line widths. In addition to calligraphic techniques, Lach introduces examples from printmaking, fabric printing, collage making, and digital techniques. As illustrated by its beautifully photographed works of art – on paper, stone, fabric, or ceramic material – Journeys in Calligraphy will take you to many surprising destinations.
Reggie has created four different instructional packets, to use alone or as accompaniments to his instructional DVDs. Included in each packet are color exemplars, a color transparency, guidelines for several size nibs, stroke sequence page, pages of instructions, and a Nib Equivalency Guide--all enclosed in a heavyweight card portfolio.
GL08. Reggie Ezell Guidelines for Calligraphy GL08. Reggie Ezell Guidelines for Calligraphy
Guidelines for Calligraphy by Reggie Ezell. Contains 42 pages of writing lines, slant lines, instruction, and more. Sheets are all 8.5"x11". These guidelines are unique because they are printed in a specific percentage of gray, which allows the user to copy them for themselves at any darker or lighter setting, as individual projects may require. The paper itself is a high quality and heavier weight that should hold up through years of handling.
This video gives very simple, clear instruction on how to use the "Guidelines for Calligraphy" set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D6FoWqoHZc