John Neal Bookseller
order tracking  |  my account  |  view cart:  0 item(s)   $0.00
1-800-369-9598 (USA)  
space
catalog, supplement
space
space
facebook instagram pintrest twitter
space
space
arrow John Neal Bookseller
  Tools & Materials
  Bookbinding Supplies
space
  Calligraphy & Illumination
space
  Books/Videos
  Bookbinding / Book Arts
space
  Calligraphy
space
  Illumination
space
  Type
space
  More Books
space
  New and Sale Items
  Big Book Sale
space
  Clearance Items
space
  New Books & DVDs
space
  New Tools & Materials
space
  Current Sales & Specials
space
  More Items
  Art
space
  Apparel
space
  Gift Certificate
space
  Instructor Book/Supply Lists
  Calligraphy Teachers
space
  Guilds
space
  Conferences/Retreats
space
  Online Classes
space
  Calligraphy & Bookbinding Events
space
space
space
arrow Letter Arts Review
  Subscriptions
  Current Issue
  Special Issues
  Annual Juried Issues
  LAR Call for Entries -- 2019
  All Back Issues
  Mailing Schedule
  Wholesale
  Advertising
space
space
arrow Bound & Lettered
  Subscriptions
  Current Issue
  All Back Issues
  Mailing Schedule
  Wholesale
  Advertising
  Online Articles from B&L
space
space
arrow Calligraphy & Bookbinding Events
space
space
arrow Pointed Pen Specials
space
space
arrow LAR Call for Entries -- 2019
space
space
arrow More Information
Product Help
View PDF Catalog
Request a Catalog
Shipping Info (USA/Overseas)
Payments Accepted
Subscribe to E-Newsletter
Edit Account Info
Teacher Info
Group/Guild Sales
Our Blog
Calligraphy and Bookbinding Events
Contact Us

Typewriter-inspired Lettering with the Folded Pen


Typewriter-inspired Lettering with the Folded Pen – 1CP1
Cora Pearl

For many letter lovers the typewriter is a great joy. The letters made with vintage typewriters have an irregular quality to them that bridges the gap between handwritten letters and computer-generated letters. In this class we will learn to write typewriter-inspired lettering and will make these letters using a folded pen.This class is great for intermediate to advanced students who love the look of typewritten letters, for students who want more experience with using the folded pen, or both.

Supplies:
  • 6.0 mm Radius Cut Pilot Parallel Pen (highly recommended but not required) (FP132) (FP138) (FP70)
  • or a folded pen such as a Tim's Pen or Horizon folded pen or well-made homemade pop can pen (N30) (N148)
  • Canson Pro-Layout marker paper 9"x 12" or Gilbert bond paper (P32)
  • Higgins Eternal black ink (I08)
(.50)


FP132. Radius-cut Parallel Pen (Modified)
FP132. Radius-cut Parallel Pen
(Pilot does not make this pen.)

This pen begins life as a Pilot Parallel Pen. Once our penmaker has worked his magic, the pen is cut to a radius (curved) shape. This allows the pressure on the stroke to affect the ink flow. Great for experimenting and gestural work. The pen works better on paper with a bit of tooth.
(Pilot does not warrant this modified pen, but we do!)

Select size: 1.5mm, 2.4mm, 3.8mm, 6.0mm.

Click here for an alphabet written by Carol DuBosch with the Radius-cut Parallel Pen on Strathmore Charcoal Paper.

Click here to see sample writing by Coral Pearl.



Options:
Your Price

FP138. Mitchell Calligraphy Starter Set (3 nibs)
FP138. Mitchell Calligraphy Starter Set (3 nibs)

The William Mitchell 3 Nib Calligraphy starter set is the ideal introduction to Calligraphy for beginners with its smooth writing nibs in 1.2mm, 1.4mm, and 1.8mm nibs. Suitable for most popular writing styles, including Italic, Round Hand, and Uncial, making it the ideal set for the beginner. The set includes three international (short) sized black ink cartridges.



Your Price

FP70. Asst Color 12 Refills for Pilot Parallel
Asst Color Refills for Pilot Parallel, 12 pack.

One cartridge each of: Black, Blue-Black, Sepia, Violet, Blue, Turquoise, Green, Light Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink.

These cartridges fit both the Pilot Parallel and the Pilot Plumix Pens.

Formerly Code Number FP67-12

For individual color packs, see FP69.



Your Price

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.



Your Price

P32. Canson Pro-Layout Marker Pad
Canson Pro-Layout Marker Pad. Bright White, 18lb, marker layout pad. 50 sheets.

Our highest quality layout paper for calligraphy practice or work for reproduction. The very smooth surface does not buckle, even with wide chisel nibs. Black guidelines under the sheet are easily seen, even without a light table. Michael Sull's favorite pad for work for reproduction. His recommendation is echoed by other scribes and penmen: "Absolutely wonderful." "A great pad." It is worth the price.

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

Formerly P32-9, P32-11, & P32-14




Options:
Your Price $15.25

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

  © John Neal Bookseller · 1833 Spring Garden Street, First Floor · Greensboro · NC 27403 · USA
contact info