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Instructional Manuals

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B2769-SURFACE. Foundations of Calligraphy including Surface shipping
B2769-SURFACE Foundations of Calligraphy By Sheila Waters. 2006. 126pp. 9"x11.25". Concealed spiral binding. Now in its third printing. Hardcover.

Price INCLUDES shipping costs via SURFACE to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom

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In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, Sheila shares with you the knowledge she has gathered over her decades of study and practice. She provides insightful analysis of forms and constructions and helps you learn and work toward mastery of the alphabets. The presentation is honed by her vast experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their skills and art. Sheila Waters is not only a master scribe, but a master teacher. She has made both her life's work.

Chapters include Basics & Beyond, Analysis & Practice, Design & Layout, Conception to Completion, and Applying Design Principles. Foundational, Blackletter, Gothic Cursives, Uncial & Half Uncial, Carolingian, Italic, and Italic Variations are covered with thorough instruction for each. Foundational and Italic receive particular attention.

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Read more about Sheila and her work, courtesy of The Gettysburg Companion.

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B4089. ABC of Custom Lettering, The / Castro
B4089. The ABC of Custom Lettering by Ivan Castro. 2016. 176pp. 8.5"x10.25". Paper

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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.

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B4091. Simply Calligraphy / Detrick
B4091. Simply Calligraphy: A Beginner's Guide to Elegant Lettering by Judy Detrick. 2016. 96pp. 7-3/8"x9". Paper.

This is a great teach-yourself introduction to calligraphy (and a great beginners’ class textbook). The book keeps it simple, focusing on only one alphabet, Italic. This user-friendly guide presents the basics in an easy-to understand way.

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B3798. 75 Artist Books: The Kaldewey Press / von Lucius
75 Artist Books: The Kaldewey Press, New York, A Catalogue Raisonné by Clemens von Lucius. 2011. 364pp. 6.7"x9.5". Flexcover. Note: these sale copies are shelfworn.

The Kaldewey Press, established in 1985, has produced 75 artists’ books. It is one of the leading presses for contemporary artist books, and its exquisite volumes have been exhibited worldwide, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The proprietor, Gunnar A Kaldewey, has collaborated with artists such as Mischa Kuball, Jonathan Lasker, Heribert C. Ottersbach, Richard Tuttle, and Not Vital. These limited edition books have featured writers from many countries and periods, from Lao Tsu and Ovid to Samuel Beckett and Paul Celan. This profusely illustrated catalogue raisonné presents in detail all seventy-five books published to date, with individual descriptions, an introductory essay, and an interview with Gunnar A. Kaldewey. The press is located in Poestenkill, NY. Approx. 500 illustrations.

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B3803. Hermann Zapf Book Combo
This is a special price for the following two books. Save $10 by purchasing together.

B3435. About More Alphabets: The Types of Hermann Zapf by Jerry Kelly with a foreword by Robert Bringhurst. 2011. 112pp. 4.5"x7". Hardcover
In 1960, the Typophiles published a now-treasured chapbook on Hermann Zapf's metal faces. More than 50 years later, this new volume brings you up-to-date, presenting a selection of his major alphabet design projects. Even as letterforms have changed from metal to phototype to digital, Zapf has continued to produce exceptional typefaces - most drawing from pen-made forms. The book is filled with type drawings and trials and other illustrations, some rarely seen. Purchase your copy of this finely-printed letter art treasure designed by Jerry Kelly. (As a used book, the first Zapf chapbook can command $100 or more.). Typophile Chap Book New Series no. 3.

B3796. What Our Lettering Needs: The Contribution of Hermann Zapf to Calligraphy & Type Design at Hallmark Cards by Rick Cusick. 2012. 136pp. 6.75"x10". Paper
A thorough account of Hermann Zapf's contributions to the calligraphic and typographic artistry of Hallmark Cards. The Hallmark/Zapf association is a now fully blended into the company's rich heritage in the lettering arts. This beautifully illustrated book is a tribute to Zapf's own philosophy that the artist's challenge is "to ensure, despite technology and mass production, that beauty is never lost." Printed in color on Mohawk superfine. Rick Cusick presently oversees the design and development of proprietary fonts for Hallmark Cards. He is also a respected designer, calligrapher, and teacher working with the University of Kansas in developing lectures and curriculum for lettering, typography, and type design.

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B4085. Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters / Sacks
B4085. Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters by David Sacks. 2010. 240pp. 9"x11". Hardcover

This lavish colorful collection, from A to Z, of alphabetic examples explores the language of letters in a fascinating and largely visual way. Starting with the origins of the written word, it then explores the alphabet through illustrations, found objects, graphic design, art, conceptual typography, graffiti, and much more. It features letters of all shapes and sizes and alphabets ranging from Victorian classroom aides, Dr. Seuss’ ABC, and the alphabet’s use in art, to ABC Blocks, phonetics, Braille, and alphabet ice cube molds. This beautiful compendium will inform and entertain.

A visual romp through and about the alphabet in a wondrous array of its forms, even a few calligraphic ones, and a bargain at less than eight bucks!

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B4123. Lines to Live By / Gold
B4123. Lines to Live By: Thoughts on being a 21st-century calligrapher by Mike Gold. 32pp. 8"x8". Paper

Commercial artist and lettering designer Mike Gold shares his thoughts on making contemporary lettering, accompanied by 44 beautiful, full-color examples of his calligraphic compositions.

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B2504. At Home with Artistic Penwork (Individual)
B2504. At Home with Artistic Penwork
By Stephen A Ziller. 8.5" x 5.25". Paper.

First published in the 1940s for home instruction.
Choose from five instructional books on pointed pen work:
Book 1- Business Writing (64pp.)
Book 2 - Artistic Writing: Spencerian & Ornamental (32pp),
Book 3 - Card Writing (32pp),
Book 4 - Engrossing Alphabets (32pp),
Book 5 - Bird & Design Flourishing (32pp)

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B4146. Calligraphy: A Comprehensive Guide to Beautiful Lettering
B4146. Calligraphy: A Comprehensive Guide to Beautiful Lettering by Jane Sullivan. 2016. 120pp. 8.25"x11". Hardcover

Discover the timeless art of beautiful writing! This introduction to creating calligraphy combines beginner-friendly clarity with thorough guidance and gorgeous examples. Introduces nine major calligraphic styles, with detailed diagrams and tips for writing each letter. Sub-sections include histories of each alphabet, step-by-step tutorials for embellishing your calligraphy, and ways to showcase your elegant lettering. Full color photographs and illustrations throughout.

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B4173. Hand Lettering 101
B4173. Hand Lettering 101: An Introduction to the Art of Creative Lettering. 2016. 112 pp. 10.5"x9.7". Hardcover spiral.

This book will guide you through each letter of the alphabet, go over the technique behind connecting letters, give tips on how to mix and match your fonts, and finally lead you to make six finished projects! This is an introduction, so no experience is needed! Chalkfulloflove was created to encourage, inspire and make you giggle, so just pour yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and settle in to start your own unique, adorable lettering creations!

Hardcover, oversized gold wire-o binding and gold corner protectors; Step by step instructions on how to create various fonts and designs; Thick premium paper, perfect for lettering; Beautiful coffee table book and practical workbook

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