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B3915. Playing with Image Transfers / Cerruti B3915. Playing with Image Transfers: Exploring Creative Imagery for Use in Art, Mixed Media, and Design by Courtney Cerruti. 2013. 144pp. 8.5x10. Flexibound
These valuable techniques allow you to reproduce a unique image from any source and apply it to a myriad of surfaces. Teaches you the four image transfer methods: Packing Tape, Solvent, Medium, and Acrylic transfers. Covers the basics and presents projects that include gift boxes, albums, sketchbook covers, wall art, accordion books, and much more. 250 color photos.
B3911. Sign Painters / Levine B3911. Sign Painters by Faythe Levine, Sam Macon. 2012. 176pp. 7.5x 9.5 Paper
As recently as the 1980s, storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were hand-lettered with brush and paint. (This skilled trade has been largely replaced by computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers.) This book documents these dedicated practitioners, their time-honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. It features stories and photographs of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States profiling sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco's New Bohemia Signs and New York's Colossal Media's Sky High Murals. 200 color illustrations.
B3905. Creative Lettering / Doh B3905. Creative Lettering: Techniques & Tips from Top Artists by Jenny Doh. 2013. 144pp. 8.5"x10". Paper
Rather than a how-to with historical hands, this book covers a broad range of more personal letterforms with many informal drawn letters. They range from doodled words to Linda Schneider’s pictorials with the pointed pen. The alphabets are contributed by calligraphers (including Barbara Close, Martha Lever, and Lisa Engelbrecht), painters, collagists, card makers, fiber artists, and graphic designers who present their perspectives on lettering. They discuss their favorite tools and how they use them to create the alphabets. Their techniques are presented with step-by-step instructions and photos and an exemplar alphabet. Includes examples of finished works. A great book for enlarging your repertoire of informal hands.
(Linda Schneider, pointed pen pictorial calligraphy; Barbara Close, masking fluid letters, textured letters; Martha Lever, framed decorated versals; Lisa Engelbrecht, letterista script, love alphabet blocks.)
B3904. Journal Your Way / Diehn B3904. Journal Your Way: Designing & Using Handmade Books by Gwen Diehn. 2013. 180pp. 9"x9". Paper This is a paperback version of Live & Learn: Real Life Journals.
This book celebrates the art of making and using a personalized journal. Inspiring images showcase a rich variety of working journals and introduce longtime journal-keepers through their pages. Also, nine recipients of customized, handcrafted journals from Gwen share their own pages. Two additional insert booklets, "Bookbinding Essentials" and "Choose Your Own Bookbinding Adventure," explain basic techniques and guide you on your journaling adventure.
B3899. Book Art Studio Handbook / Dolin & Lapidow B3899. Book Art Studio Handbook: Techniques and Methods for Binding Books, Creating Albums, Making Boxes and Enclosures, and More by Stacie Dolin and Amy Lapidow. 2013. 160pp. 8"x10.25". Paper
There’s nothing like making your own sketchbook, or wrapping a favorite book in the perfect homemade slipcase. And you can create it all yourself! Select the tools and materials you’ll need, master basic book-binding techniques, and practice your new skills on 12 eye-catching projects. Then explore the gallery of variations for more inspiration to make each book form your own. Whether you’re an experienced book binder or new to the art, Book Art Studio Handbook will help you take your books to the next level.
With Book Art Studio Handbook, you’ll learn how to:
- Set up your workspace or studio
- Choose the right board, paper, book cloth, and other supplies for your project
- Fold a textblock, make a sewing template, glue a cover, and practice other essential techniques
- Create albums: Imagine your photos in an Accordion Album with Frames, for example
- Create books: How about a flexible Tacketed Book to customize?
- Create enclosures: From Slipcase to French Box
- Challenge yourself: Try your hand at an advanced project, such as a Travel Journal
B3896. Simply Paper Cutting / Bondoc Simply Paper Cutting: Hand-Cut Paper Projects for Home Decor, Stationery & Gifts by Anna Bondoc. 2012. 144pp. 8.5"x11". Paper
This unique approach to paper cutting features bold graphic motifs drawing on Japanese, Scandinavian, and Arts & Crafts designs. Through projects and step-by-step instructions, papers are layered and re-cut to create richly textured paper creations - works of art and craft that appeal to the eye and your sense of touch. Anna demonstrates how a single motif can be arranged in multiple ways and then shows you how to apply the various techniques to note cards, journals, and gift boxes. The book includes stencils for each project, along with suggestions for alternative sizes/applications. Tools and materials are simple: craft knife, glue, and a cutting mat.
B3895. Dancin’ Pen / Imai Dancin’ Pen: Pen Manipulation and Beyond by Carrie Imai. 2012. 45pp. 8"x8.5". Book + DVD.
This manual teaches Carrie’s Italic and how to make the letters dance using an Automatic pen. As in her popular workshops, you learn how to manipulate your pen to create the forms with step-by-step instructions and clear exemplars. In the accompanying DVD, you are there as she demonstrates how to do it. Book is spiral-bound to lie flat. Signed. Dancing Pen.
B3891. How To Write Copperplate / Ebrahimi How to Write Copperplate by Hamid Reza Ebrahimi. 2010. 40pp English, 28pp Persian (Farsi). 8.5"x11". Paper
A good, thorough, and beautiful introduction to Copperplate script with letter-by-letter instruction and guide sheets. Use the book with Hamid’s online videos for comprehensive instruction. The English text, written in the author’s elegant script, is printed in dark brown on cream colored pages. 8 full-color illustrations. Hamid has taught the script since 1997.
B3869. Scripsit 34.2: Johnson, Pludwinski, Kurtz, Thornton, Clark Scripsit 34.2. 2012. 32pp. 8.5"x11". Paper
In this issue produced by Michael Clark: Iskra Johnson (Illustration and informal scripts with pointed brush and pen), Izzy Pludwinski (Hebrew and Western letterforms), Carl E Kurtz (letters as texture and form), Memorials by Artists (letter carving), Peter Thornton (compositions exploring texture, lettered with pencils), Michael Clark (lettering with ruling pens and other tools). The letter artists both show and discuss their work. Full color throughout.