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A43-Carl Rohrs

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Carl Rohrs
A43 — CONTEMPORARY RUSTICS
One-Day Class, Sunday, July 26
Beginner/Intermediate, Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced, Advanced

Large folded brass pen, 5/16" or 3/8" Horizon or similar, plus any of your other favorite pens. Non-waterproof ink (I08, I70). Large paper with a bit of texture: Strathmore charcoal is great for pen and brush. Pencil and/or colored pencils (Prismacolors are the best) (PL05, S471, S472). Ruler (S271) Optional:
You may want to try a flat brush; 1/2" Winsor & Newton series 995 (BR01) is my favorite. If so, any kind of flat palette (S679), small water jar (S784), and a rag or paper towels, any kind of ruling pen (N22, N30, N148), a tube or two of gouache (WNG331, WNG512), graphic white-out (Pro-White or Dr. Martin's bleedproof white) (I62, I38) and/or light or bright colors of gouache and colored paper, if you wish to write in reverse.

About Carl Rohrs and his work.
BL9.4. Bound and Lettered Vol. 9, No. 4. "Carl Rohrs: Workshop Words."Article in a Bound & Lettered issue that presents Carl's thoughts and lettering. $8.50
LR21-4. Letter Arts Review Vol. 21, No. 4. "Carl Rohrs." A copiously illustrated 12-page article by Christine Colasurdo in a Letter Arts Review issue. (If you place a pre-order of $25 or more for The Passionate Pen, you get to request a free issue of LAR or B&L and may choose one of the two above at no extra charge, if desired, when you place your pre-order. Note: The issue below is not part of the free-issue offer.)
LR29-2. Letter Arts Review Vol. 29, No. 2. "A Sculpture with Cut Paper" by Carl Rohrs. An article on a recent project in a Letter Arts Review issue. $14.50
A43 — Contemporary Rustics
These books are great resources, but none are specific recommendations for this class at The Passionate Pen. "All are great books."–Carl
B2982. John Stevens SCRIBE: Artist of the Written Word. $49.95.
B3870. Take Your Pleasure Seriously by Luca Barcellona. Hardcover $99.00
B3880. Adventures with Letters: A Memoir by Michael Harvey. Hardcover$55.00. Pre-order price $49.95
B1000. Schriftkunst/LetterArt:KarlgeorgHoefer. Hardcover $33.50
Ray Daboll: Disciplined Freedom Poster. $20.00 (folded). Email if you wish to purchase.
B3796. What Our Lettering Needs: The Contribution of Hermann Zapf to Calligraphy & Type Design at Hallmark Cards by Rick Cusick. Paper $24.95
B3435. About More Alphabets: The Types of Hermann Zapf by Jerry Kelly with a foreword by Robert Bringhurst. Hardcover $35.00.Pre-order price $24.95
B2383. Rudolf Koch by Gerald Cinamon. Out of print
LR13-1. Letter Arts Review Issue 13.1 has a well-illustrated article on Koch. $12.50
B4030. The Eternal Letter: Two Millennia of the Classical Roman Capital edited by Paul Shaw. Hardcover $54.95. Pre-order price $44.95
B1666. Calligraphic Bookplates and Monograms by Villu Toots. Paper $29.95
Helmut Salden. Out of print
Hermann Killian: Scripturen. Out of print
Schriftgraphik. Hermann Killian. Out of print


I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem, try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

"For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8-inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




Your Price $5.75

I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink
Moon Palace Sumi
The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label

While the packaging is a bit different, this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.

"I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said, "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going into this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!"

--Clair F., Jan 2011.

Four sizes available:

2.0 oz (widemouthed jar)
6.0 oz (180ml)

15 & 60 oz are temporarily unavailable: arriving Dec 2019




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PL05. Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils

Artists' quality colored pencils for every level of expertise, high quality pigments for a rich color saturation.
Soft, thick cores create a smooth color laydown for superior blending and shading while thick leads resist breakage.

These are the colors recommended by Bob Hurford for his IAMPETH 2018 class "Fun with Colored Pencils":
Canray Yellow, Orange, Yellow Orange, Spanish Orange, Yellow Chartreuse, Apple Green, Kelp Green, Kelly Green, Poppy Red, Scarlet Lake, Tuscan Red, White and Blender.



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S271. Metal Ruler: 18in
S271. Stainless Steel Ruler. 18".

18" Flexible, cork back. Marked in 1/16" and millimeters. An essential tool for calligraphers and bookbinders.



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BR01. W&N 995 Chisel Lettering Brush
Chisel Edged Lettering Brush

The standard brush recommended by John Stevens, Carl Rohrs and other instructors for chisel-edged alphabets. Golden nylon flat watercolor brush with seamless nickel ferrules and clear plastic handle. Durable and responsive.
Winsor and Newton Series 995 flat watercolor brush.

Choose from three sizes:

½"
¾"
1"

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S784. Water Container - 3 Piece
S784. Three Piece Detachable Plastic Brush Washer

Three plastic water containers that detach and fit into one. Use this handy item for rinsing pens and brushes. Great for workshops.




Your Price $5.55

N22. Ruling Pen
N22. Ruling Pen.

Julian Waters, Gottfried Pott, and many others are using ruling pens to produce expressive letters. This calligraphy ruling pen is designed specifically for lettering. You vary the line width by tilting the pen. Wood handle with brass collar & writing unit.



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N30. Folded Ruling Pen
Folded Ruling Pen

Introduced at Letterforum in 1995, this innovative lettering tool has been popular ever since. Use it to produce tight "brush lettering" with a pen or for wild, fun, expressive lettering. These are the originals made by Matthew Coffin and highly praised by Carl Rohrs and Peter Thornton as superior to others that are available.

Peter Thornton has his students use our Polishing Paper (S107) to lightly abrade the outer and inner surfaces of the Folded Pen. This allows the ink to spread out on the pen instead of beading up.




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I62. Pro White Ink
I62. Pro White.
Similar to Dr Martin's Bleed-proof white, this is Sherrie Lovler's white of choice. Opaque. Also mixes well with gouache. 1oz jar.




Your Price $9.30

I38. Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
Dr Martin's Bleed Proof White

A dense, opaque, smooth-writing white for your dip pen. Thin with water to the proper consistency. Tint with watercolor or gouache for pastel letters. Recommended by John Stevens and Peter Thornton. 1oz.

Diane Von Arx uses a similar product, Pro-white (I62).



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