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B30-Massimo Polello

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Massimo Polello
B30 — ORDER AND CHAOS
Supply List
Basic calligraphy supplies plus:
Plastic or paper cups for water and ink (S260, S845)
A flat palette at least 4" x 4"; can be a small ceramic square tile with straight edges or a plastic palette
1 flat brush Winsor & Newton series 995 size ¾" (BR01)
Automatic pens (N27)
Ruling pens, cola pens, or similar tools (N22, N30, N148)
Pointed nib (for Copperplate) (N118, N113, N120)
2 mm or 1 mm nib (Brause, Speedball, or Mitchell) (N02, N04, N09)
Small Chinese or Japanese brush or normal pointed brush
Apron or old shirt to protect your clothes (APR37)
6B lead pencil (S142)
Colored pencils
10 – 15 sheets Stonehenge paper, 22" x 30", your choice of colors (PS95)
3 sheets Stonehenge paper 22" x 30" in black
1 sheet black heavy paper, 22" x 30" or larger for cover of your book (such as Arches cover) (PS90)
A pad of smooth sketching paper, (lighter weight papers) 14" x 17" or preferably 11" x 17" layout bond paper (P100-14, P20-100)
2 sheets of tracing paper, 22" x 30" or smaller size
A piece of fabric (approximately 40" x 50") of pure cotton (white is fine) to use for brush writing
Good quality gouache: black and white and colors of your choice (suggested Talens or Winsor & Newton) (WNG-HC1)
Black ink (suggested Moon Palace sumi ink or other sumi ink) (I70)
Materials necessary for bookbinding (needles, wire, bone folder) (S219, S825, S308)
Supply fee: $15 to cover the cost of large sheets of brown kraft paper and enamel paints

Massimo suggests these books for further study.
The Origin of the Serif by Edward Catich. 1968 (1991).
Paper. B1540-P. $32.95. Pre-order price $29.95
Hardcover. B1540-H. $54.95. Pre-order price $49.95
The Anatomy of the Letters by Charles Pearce
The Art of Calligraphy by David Harris
Lettering as Drawing by Nicolete Gray. Out of print
B1638. Brush Lettering by Eliza Schulte (Holliday) & Marilyn Reaves. Paper $29.95. Pre-order price $26.96



S260. Widemouthed Plastic Jar
Widemouthed Plastic Jar with lid liner
1oz. (30ml).
Approx. 1.75"x1.75"
These jars are similar to the containers that the containers used for the powdered Ziller Ink containers. Use to mix & store colors. Wide mouth works well for dipping pointed and broad edge pens.



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S845. 2-ounce Clear Plastic Jar
S845. Widemouthed Plastic Jar
2 oz. (60ml).
These jars are approx. 2"x2". Great for mixing and storing color or ink. Wide mouth works well for dipping pointed and broad-edge pens.



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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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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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N118. Zebra G Nib
Zebra Nib.

Similar to the popular Nikko G Nib, but a little more flexible and sharper. It will produce a finer hairline than the Nikko. Same sturdy quality. If you are using the Nikko G but would like to be able to write with thinner hairlines and thicker strokes, give these nibs a try. Michael Sull still recommends the Nikko G nib as best for learning Spencerian, but this Zebra G Nib is a good one, too, for Spencerian.

Which holders will work with this nib?
https://www.johnnealbooks.com/product_help#Zebra

Just wanted to let you know about my experience with the ZEBRA G nibs: Santa was very generous to me this year and I got a dozen. I pulled the nibs out to play with this weekend and I have found my new love. I used the nib with Walnut Ink and the hairlines, so thin, so smooth, with a light touch and the nib skated effortlessly across the page. I really enjoyed working with this nib. If you haven't had the chance to try this nib out yet, it's worth the couple of bucks. I haven't tried any of my other inks, but I will be doing that this week. So far, I'm loving these nibs. Don't know if they are workhorses yet - I only had them a few days. - Ilovepenmanship

I love them too. The nibs are great with the iron gall inks because the ink does not eat the nib as fast. Great hairlines and just enough flex for shades. Much thanks to John Neal for these!!! - Nan DeLuca



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N113. Nikko G Nib
N113. Nikko G Nib.

These nibs from Japan are hand cut, extremely smooth, and long-lasting. They are chrome plated and have a medium flex. Great for Spencerian. Smooth writing with no burrs or scratchiness. Highly recommended by Michael Sull.



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N120. Leonardt Principal EF Nib
N120.EF Principal Nib

You can now purchase a modern nib that is equal to the best of the vintage nibs. Brian Walker, a respected pointed pen enthusiast, has worked with a pen manufacturer to duplicate the quality and performance of the legendary Gillott No 1 Principality. The new nib has received rave reviews for both Copperplate and Spencerian. It's flexible and responsive and gives fine hairlines, but is smooth-writing and catches the paper less.





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N04. Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand)
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs
Straight cut. Sizes 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm),
2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm),
4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Reservoirs are purchased separately. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Carolingian, Italic, Uncials, Gothic, Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See N05 for Left Hand Mitchell Nibs.




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N09. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs
American calligraphy nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic, Old English), Uncial, Half Uncial, Foundational and many other hands or alphabets. C-0, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5, C-6. C-0 is largest, C-6 is smallest. Best in larger sizes. C-2, C-3, & C-4 are popular for beginners' classes. They rust easily so let them dry thoroughly before storing them away. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs.

For more information about Speedball C nibs, click here.




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