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FA253 -- Advanced Calligraphy

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Below are the tools and supplies which we stock specifically for Ann Miller's FA253 -- Advanced Calligraphy class. We have assembled this page for easy ordering.
Note: There are additional basic items (including papers) that are required for this class and which are available here and at local stores. Check the online class site for complete supply list or contact the instructor.
Required Supplies, available exclusively here at JNB:

B2462. $105.00 André Gurtler: Experiments with Letterform and Calligraphy
B2811. $19.95 Annie Cicale: The Art and Craft of Hand Lettering (revised ed. 2011)
ISBN: 978-0-615-46696-5
B040. $19.95 Jacqueline Svaren: Written Letters
LAR-4-D. $48.00 Letter Arts Review: Subscription for a year, or access to current issues through your local library or book store
Not required, but highly recommended B2614. $22.95 Thomas Ingmire: Codici One

B3974. $22.50 Calligraphy: A Complete Guide
Author: Julien Chazal
ISBN: 081171294X
PS84. $1.20 each 1 or more full sheets of Diploma Parchment paper
PS83. $2.20 each 6 or more full sheets of Nideggen paper
PS87-SA. $34.50 Full sheet sample pack (free shipping)
P32-11. Canson Pro-Layout Marker Pad:11x14
PS42. Arches WC HP 90 LB 22x30 Arches Watercolor Hot Press 90lb.185gsm. 22"x30". 2+ sheets
PS47. Arches WC HP 140LB 22x30 Arches Watercolor Hot Press 140lb. 300gsm. 22"x30". 2 sheets
P100-18. Strathmore 400 Series 18in X 24in Drawing Pad 24 sheets

Tools, Ink & Nibs
H46. $2.50 each 10 Caran d'Ache grey plastic pen holders, 6+
N02-S9. $17.00 Brause set of 9 nibs(or left handed set) If you took GR106 or ILL206 you should have these already)
Optional: N04-S10B. @12.95 Mitchell set of 10 nibs plus 10 reservoirs (N04-S10B)
N120. $2.50 each 1 or 2 EF Principal copperplate nibs
N118. $2.50 each Zebra G Nib
N80. $2.29 each Mitchell Elbow Nib
N74. $0.99 each 1 or 2 Gillott 404 pointed nibs
An assortment of large felt-tipped pens and brush pens, preferably archival. Broad, round, blunt, sharp, old, new, your choice. Some options include:
    FP57. $7.50 each Pentel Color Brush
    FP105. $8.50 each Pentel Mini Color Brush
    M06. $2.99 each Zig Waterproof Marker
    M59. $3.39 each Zig Calligraphy Dye Marker
    M60. $2.99 each Zig Calligraphy Pigmented Marker
    FP64. $7.60 each 9mm Niji Waterbrush
    FP66. $8.95 each 15mm Niji Waterbrush
    FP79. $10.50 each Flat Niji Waterbrush
I43. $15.85 Best Bottle Sumi Ink --OR-- I71. $10.95 Kaimei Sumi Ink
FP67. $10.00 each Pilot Parallel Pen. 3.8 mm size was recommended for following videos in GR106 but you can purchase whatever size(s) you want
N27. $10.95 eachAutomatic Pen. You will need several of these. Minimum size 1/4 inch. You will need at least two that are 3/8 inch or 1/2 inch or more (coit pens are of the same type and will work).
N33. $22.50 Haff Ruling pen. (this choice will serve as your mechanical type ruling pen)
N30. $15.95 Folded Ruling pen. (this choice will serve as your metal folded pen)
S449-4. $9.50 Walnut Ink Crystals
BR23. $44.50 Escoda Brush Set (sizes 0,1,2,4) This is alternative to buying a single size 2 brush for lettering, but it is a budget-wise set that should last a long time if you are careful.
S711. $12.00 Transfer Imitation Metal Leaf -- Gold --Patent
S308. $6.75 Bone folder: deluxe
S123-B. $7.25 Gum Sandarac Bag
I85. $3.75 Gum Arabic Powder
S198-1. $6.95 Pebeo Drawing Gum
HG800-5. Holbein Gouache: Primary Set: 5 ml

Recommended supplies, available exclusively here at JNB: These items are at the bottom of page 5 of this category.
B3244, $39.33 Calligraphy: A Book of Contemporary Inspiration by Denise Lach.
P48. $16.50 Bugra Pad 12x16
Optional: S715. $12.95 Davey Board (80 pt, pack of 8, 9x11.5) --OR-- at least 2 sheets illustration board for final catalog presentation .
PS05. $1.70 each Canson Ingres Sheets. (6 or more) sheets of Canson Ingres laid paper in a range of lighter colors (off white, ivory, or mid-tone grays or buffs and 1-2 sheets of deeper tones).
S697. Airlite Drawing Board 20x26 (or 18 x 24, your choice)

An assortment of large felt-tipped pens and brush pens, preferably archival. Broad, round, blunt, sharp, old, new, your choice. Some options include the following, and you may purchase other tools as your budget allows:
FP57. $7.50 each Pentel Color Brush
FP105. $8.50 each Pentel Mini Color Brush
M06. $2.99 each Zig Waterproof Marker
M59. $3.39 each Zig Calligraphy Dye Marker
M60. $2.99 each Zig Calligraphy Pigmented Marker
FP64. $7.60 each 9mm Niji Waterbrush
FP66. $8.95 each 15mm Niji Waterbrush
FP79. $10.50 each Flat Niji Waterbrush

Please click to explore our other calligraphy supplies.

LAR-4-D. 4 Issues Letter Arts Review Domestic
4 Issues (1 year) USA

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LAR-8-D. 8 Issues Letter Arts Review Domestic
8 Issues (2 years) USA

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B2614. Codici 1/Ingmire
Codici 1.
Edited by Thomas Ingmire. 2003. 64pp. 8.5"x11". Paper.

Ingmire is best known for his expressive -- and often
non-legible -- calligraphic works. This illustrated notebook
draws primarily from Ingmire's teaching. It presents the assignments, support materials, the works created by the students, as well as images and brief discussions of his own recent works that relate to the program. Topics include inventing new forms, lettering as drawing, the expressive line, the shape and space of writing, the word as image, Hans-Joachim Burgert: the calligraphic line, the space of
writing: the ditchling project. The emphasis is on a visual rather than a verbal message.

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PS93. Nideggen Paper (Sand)
Sand. 120gsm. 19"x25". Acid-free/ pH neutral. A mixture of cotton and high alpha cellulose, 3 deckles, 1 cut edge. Has delightful irregular wavy laid finish (like Frankfurt). High Alpha cellulose is a very pure form of wood pulp which is considered to have the same longevity as cotton or other plant fibers. Mouldmade in Germany.

Available as 8.5"x11", see item PA93.

This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)

Your Price $5.12

PS87-SA. Full Sheet Sample Packet
Full Sheet Sample Packet

A sample packet of our most popular white and off-white sheets for calligraphers. Includes Arches Text Wove, Arches Hot Press 90lb, Canson Ingres White, Frankfurt White, German Ingres White, Stonehenge Cream, Zerkall Book White, Rives BFK (180 gsm) and Pergamenata Natural (160gsm). These are full size sheets, not sample swatches. Each sheet is labeled. Cost includes shipping within the continental USA.

**Diploma Parchment removed April 2018.

For a small sheet version of this product, please see item PS101.

Your Price $56.69

H46. Grey Plastic Pen Holder (114)
Grey Plastic Nib Holder

Lightweight grey plastic (Caran D'Ache 114) penholder. Now comes with standard ring and four prong gripper mechanism.

The OLD style is no longer available.

How do I insert a calligraphy nib into a penholder that has a metal ring and four prongs?

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N02-S9. Brause Set of 9 Nibs
Widely used by professionals, the Brause Nibs are also the best calligraphy nibs for beginners. Stiff, durable high-quality nibs from Germany. Oblique cut calligraphy nibs, with the reservoir on top. If you have a heavy hand, Brause Nibs will work well. You can't go wrong with these chisel edged dip nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic/Old English), and other hands. (Bandzung)

Sizes in set:
1.0 mm
1.5 mm
2.0 mm
2.5 mm
3.0 mm
4.0 mm
5.0 mm

Your Price $19.71

N04-S10B. Mitchell Calligraphy Nib Set (10 Res)
Set of 10 Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs with 10 Reservoirs.
Included 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. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets, including Italic, Carolingian, Uncials, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Widely used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular dip pen nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See item N05-S10B for the Left-Hand Set.

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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.

Your Price $2.95

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?

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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