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Beautiful Blackletter: Fraktur Variations

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Beautiful Blackletter: Fraktur Variations – Julian Waters

Supply List
  • Largest Pilot Parallel pens (FP67)
  • Largest Speedballs (C-0,C-1,C-2) or equivalent Mitchell, Brause etc. (N09, N04, N02)
  • Large poster pens (1/2 – 3/4″) e.g. Coit, Horizon etc. (N27)
  • Good layout paper, at least 14" x 17″, & your other favorite papers! (P09)
  • Higgins Eternal black ink or other good non waterproof ink (please test for bleeding before workshop.) (I08)
  • White color such as Dr Martins Bleed Proof White or Pro White (I38)
  • Some dark colored papers
    • No Recommended Books.
      Julian will provide detailed handouts for his classes. While no books are required for these classes, he highly recommends these books for all scribes.
      • B2982. John Stevens SCRIBE: Artist of the Written Word.
      • B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters.
      Julian is one on the contributors to:
      • B4030. The Eternal Letter: Two Millennia of the Classical Roman Capital edited by Paul Shaw.
      • B4087. The Speedball Textbook.


      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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      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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      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, ItalicUncials, 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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      N02. Brause Calligraphy Nibs
      Sizes in millimeters (0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0). Oblique-cut.

      Brause calligraphy nibs are popular with both professionals and beginners. Stiffer nibs with reservoir on top. High quality nibs from Germany. Order these if you have a heavy hand and apply strong pressure when you write. These chisel edged dip nibs are great for Blackletter (Gothic/Old English), Italic, and other hands.




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      N27. Automatic Pen
      N27. Automatic Pen.
      Sizes: 1 (1/16"), 2 (1/8"), 3 (3/16"), 3A (1/4"), 4 (5/16"), 4A (3/8), 5 (1/2"), 6 (3/4"), 6A (1").

      These poster pens are made of a non-rust nickel silver with a plastic handle. They produce very thin thins. Use them with the tooth blade uppermost. Clean with warm water after use. A new pen should be filled and worked gently on paper
      until the color (ink) flows. Any possible sign of scratching will soon wear off with use.

      Click here for a how-to information sheet.



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      P09-50. Boris Layout Pad 50 Sheets
      Boris Layout Pad
      Bright White Felt Marker Layout Pad (#37). 50 sheets.

      A smooth, translucent sheet that is highly recommended. No bleeding or feathering. Popular for beginning classes, and for copperplate for reproduction. Our most popular pad. From Borden & Riley.

      Choose 9x12, 11x14, or 14x17 inches.

      For tracing, Cotton Comp pads are recommended. Cotton Comp is easier to see through than the Boris Layout Pad.

      Formerly P10-50, P11-50, & P12-50




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      I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
      I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

      A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

      Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

      "For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8 inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




      Your Price $5.75

      I38. Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
      Dr Martin’s Bleed Proof White

      A dense, opaque, smooth-writing white for your dip pen. Thin with water to the proper consistency. Tint with watercolor or gouache for pastel letters. Recommended by John Stevens and Peter Thornton. 1oz.

      Diane Von Arx uses a similar product, Pro-white (I62).




      Your Price $10.70

      B2982. John Stevens SCRIBE: Artist of the Written Word
      B2982. John Stevens SCRIBE: Artist of the Written Word. 2013. 264pp. 8.75"x11.25". Hardcover

      Free Media Mail Shipping (USA only). Media Mail takes 2 to 3 weeks depending upon location.

      A profusely illustrated, full-color retrospective of John Stevens' work with letterforms. Includes calligraphy and lettering -- artworks, personal work, experimental work, commissioned work -- as well as graphic work and type design. His body of work spans paper to stone, books to walls, hand lettering to type and the digital realm.

      In the text, John presents his approach to a design or work and his thoughts on letterforms, and continues with a discussion on tools, teaching, design and writing in general. Using his body of work as example, he makes the case that divisions between fine arts and graphic arts are mostly irrelevant.


      Please visit the Scribe page on www.JohnNealBooks.com for a video by John Stevens on the book, a sample spread, and a book review by the Carolina Lettering Arts Society here: www.johnnealbooks.com/Scribe

      Free Media Mail Shipping to USA addresses. If you need the book sooner, there will be a $3 rush ship charge added to your order. Media Mail generally takes upwards of 2 weeks or more to be delivered.

      Foreign customers, please click here.



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      B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy / Waters
      B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters. (2006) 2018. 134pp. 9"x11.25". Concealed spiral binding

      Free Media Mail Shipping (USA only). Media Mail takes 2 to 3 weeks depending upon location.

      Sheila Waters is a master scribe and a master teacher. For over thirty years of her summer workshops, Sheila has taken scribes through their paces for a week or more of in-depth instruction in letterforms (historical and modern). Students have come from as far away as Australia and Japan for these intensive classes. And for many years, she taught numerous weekend workshops sponsored by calligraphy guilds throughout the USA and Canada and was a frequent instructor at the international conference held each summer. In Foundations, Sheila provides insightful analysis of forms and construction, taking the mystery out of learning calligraphy. You learn how to analyze a script, which helps you toward mastery of an alphabet. In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, Sheila shares with you the knowledge she has gathered over her years of study and practice. The presentation is honed by her long experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their skill and art. This 4th printing, much revised from the 2006 printing, now has a 16-page color gallery of Sheila’s work.

      Chapters include: Basics & Beyond, Analysis & Practice, Design & Layout, Conception to Completion, and Applying Design Principles. Foundational, Blackletter, Gothic Cursives, Uncial & Half Uncial, Carolingian, Italic, and Italic Variations are covered, with thorough instruction for each. Foundational and Italic receive particular attention.

      Free Media Mail Shipping to USA addresses. If you need the book sooner, there will be a $3 rush ship charge added to your order. Media Mail generally takes upwards of 2 weeks or more to be delivered.

      Reviews & Comments

      Read more about Sheila and her work, courtesy of The Gettysburg Companion.

      Customers outside the USA

      For AIRMAIL and SURFACE shipping to CANADA see see B2769-CANADA

      For AIRMAIL with insurance shipping to other countries see B2769-AIRMAIL

      For shipping via SURFACE mail to other countries see B2769-SURFACE



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