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Studies in Contrast: Exploring Juxtaposition in Lettering Design

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Studies in Contrast: Exploring Juxtaposition in Lettering Design – Suzanne Moore

Supply List
  • Bone folder (S308)
  • Ruler (18" see-thru, if you have it, and can pack it) (S944)
  • Soft eraser (E08)
  • 2H or 3H pencil (S142)
  • Small break-off knife (or X-acto with extra blades) (S417)
  • Scissors (S835)
  • Dr. Martins palette (or other palette with wells)
  • Cheap nylon mixing brushes (small kid's brushes with colored plastic handles are great) (BR43)
  • A couple of quirky mark-making tools from your studio
  • The largest tool, or brush you have (for use with acrylics and/or sumi/gouache mix) (N155, N156, BR64, BR60)
  • Container (preferably recycled, with a lid) to accommodate ink or paint for largest tool (I got a wide, narrow plastic "tray", with cover on a recent plane trip)
  • Spray bottle (with fine mist) 8 – 12oz or so (you can get this at an art supply store; often recycled ones are great)
  • Recycled yogurt/ice cream container with lid (gelato jar?)
  • Large water 'tub" -1 to 2qt (yogurt container)
  • Small water jar (S801)
  • Plastic pipette (S141)
  • Jet Black gouache or a small tube of color gouache (Click HERE for our selection of gouache)
  • Small (broad-edge) nibs, and your fave pointed nibs (if you use them) (Click HERE for our selection of nibs)
  • Bring one tool (you own or made) that you have always wanted to use, and one or two of your favorite tools for example: brush (pointed or wide), folded pen, stick, shell – anything you know and use very well
ONLY if you have it, and you want to pack it (I will bring some for use in class):
  • "Fineline" squeeze bottle or other fine-tip bottle for fluid media (S820)
  • A few pencils and/or graphite sticks of varying soft/hardness (S142, S949)
  • Small amount: a "fave" color of fluid acrylic
  • Speedball C-0 or C-1 nibs, a few large broad-edge nibs (whatever brand you like) (N09)
  • 2 or 3 nylon brushed for painting: round, fine and medium (#1-#4; wedge (angled nylon) 1/4" or 3/8"
Contrast and Juxtaposition / Materials prepared and brought by Suzanne

PLEASE NOTE: most essential materials are covered by the $32 supply fee.
To simplify your packing, lighten your load, and hopefully save a bit of dough, Suzanne will bring:
  • Pre-cut Arches Text Wove
  • Bugra and some miscellaneous papers for you to play with
  • Acrylics: gesso, fluid acrylics
  • Methyl Cellulose (prepared)
  • A variety of mediums + varnish (for sizing)
  • A variety of graphite and conte sticks, colored pencils, NuPastels
  • Gouache
  • Sumi ink
  • Tool-making options
  • PVA and double-stick adhesives
  • Sewing materials for collage and pamphlet sewing
  • Papers for wrappers & covers
. . . and some tools for your use in class:
  • Small mixing brushes (and a few extra Dr. Martin's palettes)
  • Sponges
  • Spray bottles
  • Plastic for tables
  • Drying sheets
  • Brushes
  • Nibs and mark-making tools of various sizes
  • Various brushes (small and larger nylon) for painting/lettering
  • Extra water tubs
  • Pipettes
  • Recycled plastic containers
  • Bone folders
  • Miscellaneous tools
  • Fineline squeeze bottles
  • Cutting mat
  • Metal straight edge
  • Extra papers will be available in the classroom, for those speedy folks who need it.

Suzanne has no books to recommend that are specific to this class, but recommends these two, the first on an approach to work and the other on design concepts.
  • B1772. Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch.
  • Design Language by Tim McCreight.


N156. Luthis Flat Pens
N156. Luthis Flat Pens.

Chisel-edged pens in wider sizes. The nibs are made from repurposed aluminum litho plates and the handle is a simple dowel. They write similar to Automatic pens but are a bit more flexible.

Specify size:
#3 (5mm)
#4 (7mm)
#5 (11mm)
#5a (15mm)
#6 (20mm)
#6a (25mm)
XXL (60mm)



Options:
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S801. Low-Profile Glass Ink Jar
Low-Profile Glass Ink Jar.

These wide-mouth, clear glass jars are great for mixing and storing color or ink. The wide-mouth works well for dipping pointed and broad-edge pens. Stores about 1.5 ounces of liquid.

Black screw-on cap. 1.825" opening, 1.75" high.

Quantity price break at 5 jars.



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S141. Plain Transfer Pipets
Plain Pipets / Plain Pipettes

These pipets function like eye droppers. Use them to store mixed gouache for later use (as when a customer is expected to ask for more envelopes done in a mixed color a few days after you completed the first batch). For airtight, longer storage, the end can be sealed quickly with an iron. Soft plastic (polyethylene), 6" long.

Choose quantity:
Single Pipet
10 pack
50 pack
100 pack



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S820. Fineline Applicator (Empty)
Fineline Applicator (empty).

Fill with the fluid of your choice - masking fluid, ink, or watercolor. 1.25 oz bottle.

Stainless steel dispensing needles. Specify Size: 18 gauge (.8mm) or 20 gauge (.5mm).



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S949. ArtGraf Graphite Stick
S949. ArtGraf Graphite Stick

A unique blend of graphite and binders allow the stick to be used dry or with water-soluble techniques. You are able to achieve a large range of washes and grays with this stick.




Your Price $4.50

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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