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B4144. Practical Letter Book / Kaemmer B4144. Practical Letter Book by J.H. Kaemmer. 2016. 160pp. 10.5"x9". Paper
Published in 1911 as a resource for sign painters, this is a
wonderful compendium of alphabets and letters. The 140 plates feature numerous historical and modern (for 1911) styles from throughout Europe, including sans serif, slab serif, shadow letters, pointed pen scripts, Versal and Blackletter (Gothic) forms. Most are full alphabets. Numerals are shown over seven pages.
B4147. Caporali Missal: A Masterpiece of Renaissance Illumination B4147. Caporali Missal: A Masterpiece of Renaissance Illumination by Stephen N. Fliegel. 2013. 130pp. 9"x11.5". Paper
The Caporali Missal, a sumptuous and important Renaissance missal—or service book for the priest at the altar—was illuminated by the Caporali brothers for the Franciscan community in the hillside town of Montone, near Perugia, in 1469. This exhibition catalog celebrates this important manuscript, recently acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art, with exquisite reproductions that bring the illuminated pages to life. Additional works by the Caporali brothers and relevant art from the museum's and other collections elucidate the history, style, content, function, and authorship of the missal. Illustrations of a chalice and a paten, a chasuble, and a processional cross enhance the religious and aesthetic context of the manuscript. A series of essays by eminent scholars examine the influence of Florentine artists on the Caporali brothers and explore the spiritual life of the Franciscan community and the history of the friary at Montone.
B4161. All That Glisters / CLAS All that Glisters. 2012. 100pp. 7.5"x7.5". Paper
This beautiful catalog of CLAS’s Living Letters IV exhibition features a juried selection of 96 works from nearly 60 scribes, including multiple works from Paul Eccles, Gaynor Goffe, Marlene Gray, David Harris, Dee Howley Gibbs, Lin Kerr, Susie Leiper, Linda Lewis, Patricia Lovett, Marion McKenzie, Janet Mehigan, Margaret Morgan, Timothy Noad, Mary Noble, Nancy Ouchida-Howells,Tom Perkins, Jan Pickett, Katharina Pieper, Alan Quincey, Jan Sambell, Cathy Staples, and Jan Turner. The works follow the title theme using gold leaf and color and/or text that refers to gold, the sun, light, and the like. There are both traditional and contemporary pieces and done with pens, brushes, and chisels.
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.
B4089. ABC of Custom Lettering, The / Castro B4089. The ABC of Custom Lettering by Ivan Castro. 2016. 176pp. 8.5"x10.25". Paper
This practical and inspirational workbook features easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for hand drawing a range of letterforms, from Modern Roman and Gothic to Latin, Script, and Interlocked. Offering traditional instruction methods with a modern twist, this reference also comes with gallery sections for inspiration and accompanying projects to practice your technique.