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The Italian Hand of Bennardino Cataneo: Sheer Beauty and Elegance

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A-2 The Italian Hand of Bennardino Cataneo: Sheer Beauty and Elegance
Gemma Black

Layout bond pad 11” x 17” (A3), (P20) plus 10–20 sheets of bond, double this size,  approx. 17″ x 22″ (A2)
Tracing paper, ½ dozen sheets, letter size, 9″ x12 ” (23 x 30 cm) (P43)
Fine Art paper: 4 full sheets x 4 in neutral colors (cream, ivory, black, tan), 140lb or less (recommend purchasing on-campus after class discussion)
Ruler: 15” to 20” (38 to 50 cm), clear plastic (S725, S944)
Pencils of various degrees of hardness (HB & F) (S142)
Eraser, soft & white (E13)
Dip in pens in assorted sizes: Brause (N02), Mitchell (N04), or Speedball (N09) (Brause recommended) plus any larger Horizon or Automatic pens (N27) you have.
Pen holders  (H104, H113)
Black non-waterproof ink, such as ink stick & stone, Pelikan 4001 (I04) (ClickHERE for our Inks)
Colored inks: FW Acrylic (I13) or Noodlers (I123), 2 to 3 favorite colors
Masking tape or drafting tape (S412, S130, S835)
Scissors, X-Acto knife or snap-off knife (S417)
2 water containers (S784)
Ink rags or tissues
Notebook or artist’s diary

Recommended Books:
B135-H. Historical Scripts by Stan Knight
B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters
B1540. The Origin of the Serif By Edward Catich
B2982. SCRIBE: Artist of the Written Word by John Stevens
B900. Words of Risk By Michael Gullick
B004. The Calligraphers Handbook Edited by Heather Child
Lettering as Drawing. By Nicolette Gray - Out of Print.
A Book of Formal Scripts. By John Woodcock & Stan Knight. Out of Print
B042. Writing & Illuminating & Lettering by Edward Johnston
B2319. More than Fine Writing by Heather Child

P70. Gilbert Bond 25% Cotton Practice Pad 11x17inch
P70.Gilbert Bond 25% Cotton Practice Pad. 24lb.
11"x17", 50 sheets

A great pad for broad-edged pen practice. Has a nice tooth and holds good hairlines. Acid-free. Highly recommended by Peter Thornton.

also available in 8.5"x11", see item P69

"Calligraphers in Portland [Oregon] have been using Gilbert Bond for years and years and LOVE it totally. My students and I have decided that 'we are worth it' and use Gilbert for practice. We think using a better paper makes our calligraphy practice seem more important (and practice is so important!). I thoroughly recommend the paper; it would be hard to recommend Gilbert Bond too highly!" - Carol DuBosch

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S725. Westcott Graphic Arts 18in Ruler
S725. Westcott Graphic Arts 18" Ruler

In addition to measuring in inches or picas, this clear plastic graphic arts ruler has a centering feature. Use it to find the center of a line of calligraphy or type.

Now labeled Westcott instead of C-Thru.

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S142. Design Drawing Pencils
Design Drawing Pencils
Design 3800. Prismacolor Turquoise.

"6H" is hardest lead. "9B" is softest lead, Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B.

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E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser
E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser

A highly recommended white plastic eraser. For erasing pencil.

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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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H104. Standard Pen Holders
H104. Standard Pen Holders.

These tapered wooden penholders from Germany are the same size as our popular Mahogany penholders (H62) and our Marbled ones (H63). Approx. 5/16" diameter at the nib end and 6-7/8" long. Standard metal nib gripper. The Black and Brown holders have an opaque, slightly textured finish. The colorful stained finishes are not opaque.

Choose: Natural (beech wood), Brown, Black, Red Stain, Green Stain, Yellow Stain, Blue Stain.

For the sets (at even better prices), see item H104-S, H104SC.

Your Price $3.75

H113. Turned Wood Straight Holder
H113. Turned Wood Straight Holder.

Choose from three beautiful styles:
The Ornamental Wood Holder has intricate ornamental turnings inspired by those on the Century Penholders.

The Ebony Wood Holder has the same design as the Ornamental version but is made out of a very dark (almost black) African hardwood. This version is slightly heavier than the other versions.

The Tapered Wood Holder has a finely tapered classic shape. All Tapered are the same dark brown/black color.

The Zanerian Wood Holder has a slimly tapering shaft and a teardrop finial.

Each style has the standard metal nib gripper and overall length of 6.5-6.75". Quantity discount at 12+.

Your Price $14.95

I13. FW Artists Ink
FW Acrylic Artists Ink. For dip pen, brush, and technical pens (but not fountain pens). Pigmented, water-resistant. Lightfastness: either 3 (permanent) or 4 (highly permanent) star rating. Fully intermixable. Can be thinned (with water) for washes which dry water-resistant and additional painting or lettering can be done on top without bleeding or intermixing of colors. In addition to paper & board, will bond to glass, leather, ceramic & wood.

1oz (30ml) glass bottle.

Choose color: Antelope Brown, Black, Brilliant Yellow, Burnt Umber, Cool Gray, Crimson, Dark Green, Emerald Green, Flame Orange, Flame Red, Flesh Tint, Fluorescent Blue, Fluorescent Pink, Fluorescent Red, Gold, Indian Yellow, Indigo, Lemon Yellow, Light Green, Marine Blue, Olive Green, Payne's Gray, Process Cyan, Process Magenta, Prussian Blue, Purple Lake, Raw Sienna, Red Earth, Rowney Blue, Sap Green, Scarlet, Sepia, Turquoise, Velvet Violet, White, Yellow Ochre.

These shimmering inks are a pearl white with an iridescence of the color: Shimmering Blue, Shimmering Gold, Shimmering Green.

FW Artist Acrylic Color Chart

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I123. Noodler's Fountain Pen Ink
Noodler's Fountain Pen Ink

Many of the rich colors of these popular fountain pen inks are unique. The black is lightfast and waterproof (on paper). All are suitable for regular fountain pens and the Pilot Parallel Pen. Michael has found that these inks work great for dip nibs (chisel and pointed). The colors are very vibrant! Tall, 3 oz glass bottle.

Click here to see a color chart.

Choose Color:
African Violet
Apache Sunset
Baystate Blue
Blue Ghost (Black Light Ink)
Blue Nosed Bear
Cactus Fruit
Kiowa Pecan
La Couleur Royal
Navajo Turquoise
Purple Martin
Sequoia Green
Shah's Rose

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