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In an effort to reduce duplication, this page displays only a selection of the products we offer in this category. Please click on a subcategory in the list on the left to view a complete list of the products we offer in that specific subcategory.

B3377. Calligraphic Symphonies / Pott
Calligraphic Symphonies / Kalligrafische Sinfonien by Gottfried Pott. 2010. 224pp. 9.5 x 11.5. Hardcover.

To Gottfried Pott, calligraphy is visualized music; he composes fugues out of letters. Over 100 illustrations. Text in English and German.

Chapters include:
- History Is Important but Should Not Be the Objective
- Developments in the More Recent History of Lettering
- The Handwritten Form - a Treasure in Jeopardy
- Quality Takes Effort, Beauty Is the Reward
- No One Was Born with a Pen in Their Hand
- Encounters with Lettering that Were Meaningful to Me
- Fascination with Lettering - Immersion and Spontaneity
- Movement Made Visible - the Calligraphic Line
- The "Schreibmeisterbuch" A Letter Collection - Source and Impulses
- On the Value of Composing and Designing
- Looking at the Past Has Brought Me into the Present
- Playful Experimenting - a Prerequisite for Discoveries
- Calligraphy Means Creating Images from Letters

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B4169. Scripsit: Pens & Protocol: Vol. 2 (39.2)
B4169. Scripsit 39.2: Pens & Protocol: The Calligraphy of Official Washington, Volume 2. 2016. 40pp. 8½" x 11". Paper

Features calligraphers who work for various governmental entities and the calligraphy they have produced: certificates and awards; invitations, menus, and place cards; greeting cards and other calligraphic ephemera. Includes White House calligraphers, Pat Blair, Debra Brown, and Becky Larimer; Sammy Little’s work for presidential inaugural luncheons; the calligrapher to the Vice President, Lee Ann Clark; the State Department’s calligrapher, Jennifer Nicholson; Marta Legeckis’ work for the Department of the Interior; and Mohamed Zakariya’s commission for President Obama of a Quran passage in Arabic to be given to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. In addition, there is a section on United States postal stamps, with lettering by Julian Waters, Jessica Hische, Michael Doret, and Zakariya.

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B1540. Origin of the Serif
The Origin of the Serif by Edward Catich. 1968 (1991). 312pp. 8"x10.5".

The definitive work on the origin and development of the Roman inscriptional alphabet. Catich convincingly shows that the Trajan capitals were first brush-written. Includes Catich’s large brush capitals A-Z and instructions on making them. Full of illustrations. A superb reprint for all interested in Roman caps.

Choose Paperback or Hardcover.

Formerly B1540-P and B1540-H

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B3959. Script Lettering and Design / Schneider
B3959. Script Lettering and Design: Anywhere, Anytime, and on Anything by Linda Schneider. 2017. 8.5"x11".

This book has not yet been published. Order now and we will notify you when the book is available.

Don’t limit your script repertoire. Like the pointed pen, the pointed brush makes a wider stroke with pressure. In this instructional manual, Linda Schneider shows how you can write Spencerian and Copperplate with a pointed brush marker (or a brush). Create beautiful and colorful script letters anywhere, anytime without having to deal with liquid ink. One section covers brush-written ornamental flourishes. Linda’s favorite brush markers for script are Pitt Brush Pens (M43, M43-LS, M43-LS2) and a Pentel Sign Pen (M97).

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B152. Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy / Lupfer
Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy By E.A. Lupfer. (1951) 1982. 78pp. 8"x11". Paper.

Instructions and examples of pictorial flourishes: quills, birds, swans, etc.

Originally published by Dover under the title "Fascinating Pen Flourishes"

Recommend by Heather Held for the many examples shown.

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B4205. Fascinating Pen Flourishing /Lupfer
B4205. Fascinating Pen Flourishing: Containing a Complete Course and a Collection of Masterpieces Produced by Leading Penmen of the Penmanship Profession. Edited by E. A. Lupfer. 1951 Edition. Published by Zaner-Bloser Company, Columbus Ohio. 80pp. 8.5"x11". Paper.

This vintage edition starts with instruction for basic flourishing using a series of exercises, leading to designs of simple banners. Next come quills, showing a wide variety of ways to render the barbs with some step-by step examples, and ways to add flourishes and banners. Birds follow with a showing of the strokes used in each part of the bird, a couple of simple bird step-by-step illustrations, followed by a gallery of of 150 flourished examples by masterful penmen, including F.O. Anderson, H.P. Behrensmeyer, H.S. Blanchard, E.L. Brown, C.C. Canan, F.P. Courtney, W.E. Dennis, F.L.Faretra, E.L. Glick, H.W. Flickinger, G. A. Gaskell, E.K. Isaacs, L.M. Kelchner, H.B. Lehman, E. A. Lupfer, L. Madarasz, M.B. Moore, Fielding Schofield, Lyman P. Spencer, Platt R. Spencer (Jr), C.P. Zaner. 80 pages. 8.5 x 11 inches. Staple bound with a blue paper cover; black, cloth-tape spine. Has been reprinted by Dover, without the adverts in the back, as Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy.

All remaining copies have slight imperfections due to the age of these books.

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B4212. Vintage Zaner-Bloser Book Set
B4212. Vintage Zaner-Bloser Book Set.

Set includes:
B4205. Fascinating Pen Fourishing
B4211. C. C. Canan Collection of Penmanship

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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