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Amity Parks: Bold and Blended - Chunky Capitals and Minuscules in Belgian Bister Inks

  • A variety of broad edged nibs in medium and larger sizes. (At a minimum a Speedball C-0 nib and holder and a 1/4" Automatic pen) Speedball C nibs and Automatic pens in as many sizes as you have will be best. (N09, H111, N27)
  • Cola or folded pen, and any other of your favourite writing instruments. (N155, N30, N208)
  • Mechanical Pencil 0.3 or 0.5 with H or HB leads and a white eraser (plus a Tombow Mono-zero small round pencil style eraser, if you can find one) (PL21, PL22, E22)
  • Ruler - 2" x 18" C-thru plastic ruler (clear plastic with red gridlines) and a 12" steel ruler (S944, S270)
  • Small round pointed watercolour brush #1 or #2 (BR38)
  • Several small budget mixing brushes and a 1" flat cheap bristle brush. (BR43, BR53)
  • Walnut Ink (S449, I53-2.5)
  • Bister Inks are a powdered ink (like walnut) mostly found in Holland and Belgium. John Neal Bookseller carries them in the states. If you want to bring your own, then buy Yellow, Red, Green and Blue. (157, I157-S)
  • Paper - Strathmore 400 series drawing paper or similar for practice, (14" x 17" pad) and a few pieces of nicer papers like Arches text wove, Arches watercolour, or Canson in white or very light colours. (P100, PS01, PS42, PS61)
  • Matte acrylic medium (small bottle)
  • Words/Texts that have meaning to you. Several short quotes or a longer text you like.
  • Writing board to work on that can be propped at a low slant and something to prop it with. (S690)
  • Usual supplies: Water container, paper towels, X-Acto knife, cutting board, scissors, notebook for notes, masking tape, a few small containers. (S1005, S817, S417, S504, S835, S931)
  • A supply fee of CA$25 per student will be charged to cover the full colour handouts, Bister inks for use in class and some to take home, a palette for mixing, a panel for a final piece and misc. other supplies.

    Recommended Books:
    Amity recommends her article on Bister Ink from Bound & Lettered 16.1. While the issue is out of print, the JNB store at Rendezvous will have copies of the article for sale at $3 each.

    While not specific to this class, Amity encourages all her students to have a subscription to Letter Arts Review and these books:
    • B4087. Speedball Textbook, 24th edition, edited by Angie Vangalis and Randall Hasson.
    • B2982. Scribe: Artist of the Written Word by John Stevens.
    By and about Amity Parks:
    • BL11.2. "Ritual" by Amity Parks in Bound & Lettered Vol. 112
    • LR29-2. "Amity Parks: Letters and Ceramics" in Letter Arts Review Vol.29, No. 2. The Project Issue.
    • LR31-3. "Opening the Toolbox" contribution by Amity Parks Letter Arts Review Vol.31, No.3.


    19REN. PREORDER for Rendez-vous
    19REN. Preorder for Rendez-vous 2019.

    Add this product to RENDEZ-VOUS 2019 preorders for no shipping charges and pick-up at the onsite JNB store at the conference.

    You must place your preorder by June 12, 2019.



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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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    H111. Manuscript Color Holders
    H111. Colored Pen Holders.

    These painted wood holders have the same tapered shape as our popular Mahogany Wood Holders and use the standard metal nib gripper.

    Choose color: Black, Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, and Turquoise. Dark Purple has been discontinued.




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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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    N155. Luthis Pens
    N155. Luthis Pens.

    Folded metal pens for expressive writing and formal calligraphy. The tips are aluminum; the handles are unfinished wood. Approximately 6" long. Four styles are offered; each writes differently. The pens are from Argentina; they are labeled with their Spanish names.

    "They give great edges and hairlines and flow beautifully. For as thin an edge as it has, it's amazingly stable. And the thin handle makes manipulation easy. I can recommend them highly." - Carrie Imai

    Butterfly (Mariposa). Has two writing edges.
    Moth (Polillita). A smaller version of Butterfly (Mariposa).
    Fan (Abanico). The writing edge curve is similar to a standard folded pen or calligraphy ruling pen.
    Dragonfly (Libélula). The writing edge has a unique curve that allows you to change writing styles quickly. Carol DuBosch's favorite of the four.

    Purchase all four and save: use code N155-S4.

    Click here to see sample writing of the Libelula

    Click here to see sample writing with the Mariposa.

    We have added a new, larger pen:
    Moth XXL (Polilla XXL). This is a larger version of the Moth.

    Click here to see sample writing with the Polilla XXL.

    Click here to see more sample writing with the Polilla XXL.





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    N30. Folded Ruling Pen
    Folded Ruling Pen

    Introduced at Letterforum in 1995, this innovative lettering tool has been popular ever since. Use it to produce tight "brush lettering" with a pen or for wild, fun, expressive lettering. These are the originals made by Matthew Coffin and highly praised by Carl Rohrs and Peter Thornton as superior to others that are available.

    Peter Thornton has his students use our Polishing Paper (S107) to lightly abrade the outer and inner surfaces of the Folded Pen. This allows the ink to spread out on the pen instead of beading up.




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    N208. Dreaming Dogs Ruling Pen
    N208. Dreaming Dogs Ruling Pen.

    Dreaming Dogs ruling pens are designed with the traditional components of the tools already found on the market, with additional new features.

    The lightness of the tool and its balance were prioritized, resulting in a comfortable grip and allowing for both fluid and gestural strokes.

    Dreaming Dogs ruling pens are crafted in stainless steel with elastic properties, a material that has excellent strength and durability and that does not rust. It is easy to clean and provides lightness, flexibility and accuracy in strokes.

    The wooden pen handles are handmade. The assembly of these pens is entirely manual, with the refinement and finishing done one by one to get the perfect fit. Varnish layers waterproof the handle and make the pens more durable and easier to clean.

    Choose:
    Aldus 2
    Layla 4
    Leeloo 5
    Little Lie 3
    Lollipop 6
    Sofie 1




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    PL21. Pentel GraphGear 500 Mechanical Pencils
    PL21. Pentel GraphGear 500 Mechanical Pencil

    This technical drafting pencil with an industrial design features a 4mm fixed sleeve for template work and technical drawings. Metallic-mesh grip for precision and control. Top click, stationary eraser and tip. Pencil includes one tube of HB lead.

    Choose lead size: 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 0.9mm.
    Barrel colors: 0.3 Brown, 0.5 Black, 0.7 Blue, 0.9 Gray
    Refill leads are item PL22
    Eraser Refills are item PL23



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    PL22. Pentel Mechanical Pencil Lead Refills
    PL22. Pentel Mechanical Pencil Lead Refills

    Refill leads will fit any mechanical pencil. Choose from five sizes and two levels of hardness. 12 pieces (0.9mm, 15 pieces).

    0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 0.9mm: 2H or HB

    0.2mm HB (For PL30 Orentz 0.2mm Pencil)

    For Pentel GraphGear Mechanical Pencils, see item PL21.
    For Pentel Orentz 0.2mm Mechanical Pencil, see item PL30.
    For eraser refills, see item PL23.



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    E22. Tombow Mono Zero Eraser
    Tombow Mono Zero Eraser.

    Sleek, high-quality eraser for precision work.

    Specify Round or Rectangular eraser.

    Refills: E23



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