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Elucidare; Balancing Lettering & Imagination
Multiplicity; Creating Original Art in Multiples
Books and other media for both classes

B1772. Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch. $12.95
B3183. Design Language by Tim McCreight. 191 pp. Hardcover. $11.95*
This compact volume presents 100 keywords with background etymology and commentary. Helps you learn design, by giving you the vocabulary to explore style, form and composition.
*Suzanne recommends the hardcover edition (above) of this book. A full color picture book edition is also available.
B2346. Design Language: Interpretive Edition by Tim McCreight. 136 pp. 8.5"x8.5". Paper. $22.50
Takes 60 words commonly used to discuss the design of objects such as decorative, density, design, dialogue, dominance & dynamic. Provides definitions in three forms: brief design dictionary one, expanded comments, and striking visual examples of fine craft/folk craft that illuminate the term. It is a beautiful and useful book.

Supplies for both classes

Pens: Penholders and nibs (various types and sizes).
Tools: Selection of diverse mark making/ writing tools (brushes, balsa wood, ruling pen, sticks, anything you can dip in ink); pencil (3H or 4H); hand pencil sharpener; triangle (metal if you have one; 8" minimum on one side); rulers (18" min): one see-through, red grid, and if you have one an aluminum ruler with a recessed non-skid backing (mm's rock); brushes (5-6 inexpensive mixing; several sizes pointed and flat for gouache).
Ink/Paint: Jet Black gouache.
Paper: 2-3 sheets white or cream text-weight; several pages large layout paper; text and layout paper; (Arches text wove plus others provided).
Misc..: White eraser; palette (deep wells); water jar; 2 pipettes; Scotch tape; glue stick; 8" bone folder; small break-off knife; scissors; X-acto knife and blades; 18x24" cutting surface (mat board OK); some of your own writing, painting, photos, images to cut/crop; typed version of your quote text, in various sizes (simple: Roman or sans serif); pre-class assignment.
Optional: Gouache (variety including gold); acrylic inks; fine awl, stylus or T-pin; aluminum ruler w/recessednon-skid backing (mm's rock). Instructor will provide some to use.
Materials Fee: $8— 12


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, Italic, Uncials, 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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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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H39. Double Pen Holder
Double Nib Holder
You can insert a nib in each end of this short penholder. A smooth cylinder, not faceted. Interior metal collar, metal grippers. 4.75".

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



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H62. Mahogany Pen Holder
Straight wood calligraphy penholder.

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



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N22. Ruling Pen
N22. Ruling Pen.

Julian Waters, Gottfried Pott, and many others are using ruling pens to produce expressive letters. This calligraphy ruling pen is designed specifically for lettering. You vary the line width by tilting the pen. Wood handle with brass collar & writing unit.



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S142. Design Drawing Pencils
Design Drawing Pencils
Design 3800. Prismacolor Turquoise.


"6H" is hardest lead. "9B" is softest lead, Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B.



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S271. Metal Ruler: 18in
S271. Stainless Steel Ruler. 18".

18" Flexible, cork back. Marked in 1/16" and millimeters. An essential tool for calligraphers and bookbinders.



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BR01. W&N 995 Chisel Lettering Brush
Chisel Edged Lettering Brush

The standard brush recommended by John Stevens, Carl Rohrs and other instructors for chisel-edged alphabets. Golden nylon flat watercolor brush with seamless nickel ferrules and clear plastic handle. Durable and responsive.
Winsor and Newton Series 995 flat watercolor brush.

Choose from three sizes:

½"
¾"
1"

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BR26. W&N Sceptre Gold 101 Brush
W&N Sceptre Gold 101 Brush, Round, Short Handle

For fine detail, lines & washes. A traditional and popular head shape for all-purpose watercolor work. Can be used for broad strokes yet it will also form a sharp point. They possess excellent color holding capacity, sensitivity, spring and durability. Recommended by Michael Sull.

High quality brushes made from a mix of sable and synthetic fibres. They are ideal for watercolor and suitable for use with acrylic. For watercolor media, while today's synthetic brushes perform excellently, pure sable still has the edge. With a blend you can get performance that is close to sable at a price that is close to synthetic. The blend of hair in Sceptre Gold II also gives you added benefits. Sable hair has excellent spring while the high-quality synthetic filaments ensure that the brushes are soft enough to work the color but also have a strong snap so they return back to their original shape with ease. The high proportion of sable in Sceptre Gold II gives the brushes considerably more ability to make larger washes in one stroke than normal synthetic brushes, and the hairs are tapered to a fine point, giving the brush control for detailed work.

Winsor and Newton Sceptre Gold 101 Brush Round Short Handle




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BR30. Cotman Round WC Brush
Cotman Round Watercolor Brush.

Synthetic brush that is slightly stiffer than sable. Recommended by Lisa Engelbrecht; she especially likes the #8. The secret of the Cotman Bushes, from Winsor & Newton, lies in the fibers. By blending fibers of differing thickness, we achieve the three most important qualities sought by the artist. The thicker fibers contribute strength and spring, while the thinner fibers improve color carrying capacity (which have recently been improved by 50%). The two fibers together retain their point, time after time.

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