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B4219. Incorporating Modern Flourishes / Cheng B4219. Incorporating Modern Flourishes into Your Lettering by Jarrin Cheng. 2017. 88pp. 8.5"x11". Paper, spiral binding.
Once you have learned your letters, it is time to enliven and embellish your letters and words with loops, swoops, turns, and extensions - in short, flourishing. This guide and trace-and-copy workbook takes you through flourishing rules, various components of flourishes, how to enter and exit letters, how to compose a flourished layout, and how to evaluate your work. Then, with trace-and-copy pages, you learn a variety of flourishes for each letter, from A-Z, both capital and small letters. The book is best with brush markers, and for beginners the author recommends the Tombow Hard Fudenosuke brush pen. (If you use a pointed metal nib, the workbook pages are good with Walnut Crystals and McCaffery’s Penman ink, but Higgins Eternal feathers.)
B4221. How to Play with Letters / Rylsee B4221. How to Play with Letters by Rylsee. 112 pp. 8.5"x10". Paper.
The surprising, exciting and playful world of contemporary letter art is brought to life in this book. Berlin street artist Rylsee takes us on a journey through the creative potential of lettering, showing the many facets of this fresh and powerful art form. This book is an ideal guide for anyone with an interest in cutting edge art and design.
B4226. Hand Lettering and Contemporary Calligraphy / Engelbrecht B4226. Hand Lettering and Contemporary Calligraphy by Lisa Engelbrecht. 2017 (2008). 160pp. 8.75"x11.25". Hardcover.
Lisa Engelbrecht’s wonderful book is available again in hardcover with a new title and a LOWER price!
Presents both traditional hands and fun and scripty
contemporary styles. Complete alphabets are shown
for a wide array of styles, with stroke-by-stroke
instruction and examples of the hands. Demonstrates
the use of the pens and ruling pens as well as metallic
foils, glue pens, etc., for jazzy effects. Large gallery for
inspiration. Full-color throughout.
Previously published as Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering.
B4225. Scripsit 37.1: Pointed Pen Issue I B4225. Scripsit 37.1: Pointed Pen Issue I. 2015. 34pp. 8.5"x11".
Editor Michael Clark features the work of Pat Blair, Lee Ann Clark, Harvest Crittenden, James Fazz Farrell, Maximiliano Sproviero, Tamara Stoneburner, and Rachel Yallop. Each discuss their work, illuminating their different approaches to the pointed pen. Also includes a gallery of art by other noted pointed pen calligraphers.
B4228. The Brush: Scripsit 39.2 B4228. The Brush: Scripsit 39.2. Edited by Maureen Squires. 2017. 40pp. 8.5"x11".
Discover brush lettering from calligraphers Luca Barcellona, Karen Charatan, Laurie Doctor, Eliza Holliday, Yves Leterme, Judy Melvin , Massimo Polello, Gottfried Pott, Marilyn Reaves, and Maureen M. Squires. The 10 letter artists discuss their relationship to the brush and provide detailed captions for their works. A brief bio is included for each. Over 65 works are show. Full-color throughout.
This lushly produced catalog is for an exhibition that marked the 25th anniversary of the Schreibwerkstatt Klingspor Offenbach. Over 80 works are shown in full color from Karlgoerg Hoefer, Maria Hoefer, Hans Schmidt, Jean Larcher, Hermann Zapf, and over 50 other talented scribes and lettering artists, all members of this calligraphy society.
In English and German: Foreword by Benno Aumann, "About Writing" by Dr Sttefan Soltek, and "25 Years of Schreibwerkstatt Klingspor Offenbach" by Gottfried Pott, the exhibition's curator. The brief captions (title, tools and materials, dimensions) are in German.
In the book's innovative binding, the cover is not glued to the sewn spine, but instead is scored and folded and wraps around.
B4227. Colour & Curves / Young B4227. Colour and Curves: A Pilot Parallel Pen Workbook by Alice Young. 2018. 76pp. 8.5"x11" Paper.
Thoroughly covers the Parallel Pen and its use, including 16 pages of ink options, from Pilot cartridges to metallic inks! You learn how the pen writes through fun, non-letterform exercises. The last section is Blackletter instruction, with exemplars and exercise pages. Even if this hand is not your thing, this beautiful book belongs in your studio if you own a Parallel Pen. Full-color throughout.
The book includes a bonus pack of single sheets of the 16 exercise pages from the book!
Among a range of other papers, Gilbert Bond is highly recommended on page 48 of this book. Unfortunately manufacturers change papers without notice. While this paper is still great with most all inks, it is not really suitable for the various colours of Pilot Parallel Pen cartridge ink. You should explore the other papers mentioned on that page of the book. The JNB Graph Pads (P21 & P22) also work well with Parallel Pen ink as does the JNB practice pads (P25 & P22). The bonus pack of single sheets is printed on the paper used in these pads.