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The Art of the Poster

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A-6 The Art of the Poster
Randall Hasson and Mark Oatis

Supplies    
Writing tools & paper, any of the following:
Dip-pens: Speedball A (square), B (round) and D (oval) series nibs, various sizes (N149, N16)
Parallel pens (Blue or Green cap) (FP67)
Zig or Sakura permanent markers (M06, M60, M82)
1/4”– 3/4”  flat watercolor brush, Winsor Newton’s 995 or Simply Simmons (BR01, BR24)
Pointed brushes of your choice if you use them (BR26, BR38)
Any gouache or watercolors you already have (Click HERE for our Gouaches)
A pad or sheets of ¼” (5-mm) grid paper (as large as possible,  minimum 11″ x 17″) (P56)
Layout:

Ruler (S270) and triangle (S464), T-square (S753) or rolling ruler (S385, S730)
Pencils: Hard and soft leads and sharpener (S142, PL13)
Eraser (E13)
Drafting tape (S412)
Miscellaneous: Water container (S784), water bottle and whatever else you might like to have from your usual kit such as a rag, apron, coffee cup, aspirin, etc.; Notebook for taking notes; Quotes or text

Recommended Books:
B4087. The Speedball Textbook, 24th (Centennial Edition)


N149. Speedball A Nibs
N149. Speedball A Nibs

Like the Speedball B pens, these have a flat writing tip at the end of the nib. With these A-nibs, the flat tip is squared (the B-nibs have a round tip). Use these A-nibs for square-corner letter styles, like Neuland or block sans-serif.

Specify sizes: A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5.




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N16. Speedball B Series
Specify size: B0, B0.5, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B5.5, B6

B Series is a round nib ideal for Gothic or outline letters. Also often used by illustrators for cartoons, uniform line drawings, borders, and display posters.

For more information about Speedball B nibs, click here.



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FP67. Pilot Parallel Pen
Pilot Parallel Pen

Extremely smooth writing from this pen, offering crisp edges and sharp hairlines. Nib point consists of two parallel metal plates and allows for lettering in two sizes. Use the 0.5mm edge for sharp, monoline writing or use the broad edge for calligraphic writing. You can also produce color-blended letters by touching ink from one pen to a second pen loaded with another color. Available in four sizes, includes one red and one black cartridge and a cleaning bladder.

Specify size:
1.5mm
2.4mm
3.8mm
6.0mm

Formerly available as code numbers:
FP67-1.5
FP67-2.4
FP67-3.8
FP67-6.0




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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"

Change size selector to see sale prices.




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BR38. WN Artists' Watercolor Sable
WN Artists' Watercolor Sable Round

Excellent for fine detail, lines and washes. The round-bellied watercolor brush is the most popular watercolor brush. Quality Kolinsky sable hair, birchwood handles and seamless nickel ferrules all put together by hand to create a truly excellent brush. Has been improved to ensure a perfect point. Matte finish handle.

Recommended by Valerie Weilmuenster for illuminated letters as a good and ess expensive alternative to the Winsor & Newton Series 7.

**To see the price of each size, select the size in the box below**





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P21. JNB Graph Pad 11x17, 50 Sheets
JNB Graph Pad
Light blue grid (8 squares/inch). 24 lb bond. 11"x17". Approx. 50 sheets.

A non-bleeding paper that is great for calligraphy. (We use the same paper in our JNB Practice Pads.) Many instructors have their students use this pad in their classes.

(For graph with slant lines P01.)

Please choose color: Light or Dark.

Light: This grid does not show on many copiers, shows faintly on others, and usually disappears when you adjust the exposure one setting lighter. If you use a copier to produce your finished art for reproduction, this is the pad for you. This pad is good for jobs done at quick printers.

Dark: For classes, some students may appreciate a slightly darker grid. This is particularly true for adult classes. This is still a light blue grid. Some teachers have commented that their students found the original pad's grid was too light.




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S270. Metal Ruler:12in
S270. Stainless Steel Ruler 12"

Flexible, cork back.



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S753. Westcott Clear T-Square
S753. Westcott Clear T-Square

Calibrated on one edge in inches, the other metric.

Specify 12" or 18".

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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