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Pointed Pen Variations

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Pointed Pen Variations OUT OF PRINT
Books and other media

B1638. Brush Lettering by Reaves and Schulte. Paper. $29.95
B1851. Pointed Pen Variations by Mike Kecseg. $19.50
A useful and beautifully as well as exemplary portfolio alphabet sheets from Mike's Pointed Pen Alphabets. The pointed brush capital forms in these books can also be written with the flexible pointed pen!

Mike also recommends these other books for your pointed pen library:
B255. The Universal Penman Engraved by Geoge Bickham. Paper. $21.95
B368. Ames Compendium of Practical and Ornamental Penmanship. Paper. $8.95
B2476. F. W. Tabblyn's Home Instructor in Penmanship. Spiral. $24.95
B1816. Learning to Write Spencerian Script. by Michael Sull and Debra Rapp. Paper. $17.50
B2831. A Passion for the Pen: The Art of Georgina Artigas edited by Brenda Casey Zoby. Retail Price $24.95. JNB $19.95
B3064. The Script Letter by Tommy Thompson.Out-of-print, however their are a few used copies available. $11.00
B2470. An Elegant Hand by William E. Henning. Hardcover $59.95. JNB Price $57.49
Script and Cursive Alphabets. Out-of-print.
Brushstroke and Freestyle Alphabets. Out-of-print.

Supplies

Pens: Oblique penholder: pointed pen nibs (Ex. Hunt #101, Gillott #303, Hiro #41, Nikko "G" or your favorite pointed nib).
Tools: Straight edge; pencil; protractor or adjustable triangle.
Ink/Paint: Black ink (Ex. Higgins Eternal, McCaffrey's, Moon Palace Sumi or ink stick and grinding stone); gouache: white or Dr. PH Martin's bleedproof white, black, 2-3 colors of your choice.
Paper: Graph paper 11x17" with 1/8" squares; 1-2 sheets of quality art paper (Ex. Arches HP, Canson Mi Tientes, Diploma Parchment); at least one sheet of black or dark colored paper of your choice.
Misc..: Mixing tray; mixing brush.
Optional: Drawing/slant board; T-square.
Materials Fee: None


B1638. Brush Lettering / Schulte & Reaves
Brush Lettering. By Eliza Schulte (Holliday) & Marilyn Reaves. 1994 (with some material updated in 2006). 128pp. 8.5"x11". Paper

This complete how-to guide for both chisel edged and pointed brush lettering demonstrates how to use brushes & how to clean and care for them. Model alphabets are provided. Full of examples of brush lettering from a variety of masterful scribes. One of our bestselling titles.




Your Price $29.95

B255. Universal Penman / Bickham
B255 The Universal Penman by George Bickham. (1741) 1954. 212pp. 9"x13.75". Paper.

212 pages done by a number of English master penmen of the 1700s, all engraved by Bickham. Shows a variety of Copperplate hands in a variety of sizes. Much non-pictorial flourishing. This is not an instructional manual, but for the study of letterforms this is the best historical source book.




Your Price $22.95

B2476. FW Tamblyn's Home Instructor Penmanship
FW Tamblyns's Home Instructor in Penmanship
F.W. Tamblyn. 8th ed. 2001. 174pp. 8.5"x5.25". Spiral.

80 pages of instruction on basic script starting with holding the pen and positioning the paper, followed by pages of exercises, letterforms, words, and sentences to copy. Then 33 pages on Artistic Writing (Spencerian) -- instruction on adding the stresses to capitals and appropriate lowercase letters. Smaller sections on Engravers Script, broad-edged
alphabets, off-hand flourishing, engrossing, and diplomas. A great reprint. A highly recommended manual.

Reprints the 7th edition, 1938, with a new foreword and an added biography of Tamblyn.



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B1816. Learning to Write Spencerian/Sull
Learning to Write Spencerian Script
By Michael Sull & Debra Sull. 1993. 75pp. 6.75" x 8.5". Paper.

An instructional manual for Spencerian covering equipment and tools, practice, and extensive instruction on the individual letters, by the man largely responsible for the revival of interest in this traditional American form of penmanship. A companion instructional DVD is also available: DVD12.



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B3064. Script Lettering For Artists / Thompson
B3064. Script Lettering for Artists by Tommy Thompson. 2012. 128pp. 6.14" x 9.21". Paper

The book gives the beginner a thorough, straightforward course of instruction, with advice on virtually every facet of the art of script lettering. In his clear and economical presentation, the author tells you how to hold the pen, how the letters should be slanted, how to "build" the letters out of a few primary strokes, the direction of the pen in inking, and every other step of the process. He also deals with the construction of numerals, the flourish and its basic elements, how to correct mistakes, commercial handwriting, etc. and gives a concise introduction to layout and package design. Throughout his account, Thompson stresses materials, tools, and equipment needed and provides exact specifications, brand names, penpoint types and sizes, and the like.
The history of lettering is also briefly sketched, and there are examples from early copybooks, including the work of some of the famous penmen and engravers of history: Bickham, Tompkins, Cocker, Barbedor, and others. In addition, the book offers dozens of illustrations of script work in present-day advertising and packaging, together with samples of various styles (round hand, bâtarde, coulée, free style, and more). All this illustrative material furnishes excellent models for study and practice.



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B2470. Elegant Hand / Henning
An Elegant Hand: The Golden Age of American Penmanship and Calligraphy by William E. Henning. Edited by Paul Melzer. 2002. 320pp. 8-1/2"x11". Hardcover.

Chronicles the history of the Golden Age of American penmanship, guiding the reader through the lives and careers of important American penmen beginning with Platt Rogers, Spencer, the Father of American Handwriting, and Spencer’s gifted student, George A. Gaskell, whose books and periodicals reached the hundreds of thousands of students throughout the second half of the 1800s.
Illustrated with more than 400 examples, most from
original specimens.




Your Price $59.95

H51. Century Oblique Penholder
Century Oblique Holder

These gorgeous turned wood pen holders have a metal flange. They are made to hold the Nikko G and similar sized nibs. They can be adjusted with needle nosed pliers to fit other nibs. Wood Penholder. Wood color varies.

If you would like to purchase a holder that is fitted for a different sized nib, please see item number H53.



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H61. Blackwell Plastic Handle Oblique Holder
Blackwell Oblique Pen Holder Plastic Handle

Black plastic hourglass penholder with the same brass flange for holding the nibs. The brass work is not as finely finished but is just as functional. Works with small nibs such as the Brause 66EF and almost all other nibs.

A remarkably simple design that holds most pen points for
Spencerian and Copperplate. Designed to hold the nib at a less steep slant angle for ease of upstrokes. Also available with a brass and wood handle.

(Works with most all nibs except the very largest vintage nibs and crowquill nibs.)



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N77. Hunt 101 Nib
Hunt 101 Imperial.

A very steady and durable nib, the Hunt 101 is a great choice for projects that require larger writing with x-heights above 1/4". It can be used on most paper surfaces, though it can have a tendency to catch on the upstroke when used on a rougher surface. The Hunt 101 requires firm and deliberate pressure to open swells, while its strength and steadiness makes it an ideal selection for student practice. Bronze finish.

For more information about Hunt pointed nibs, click here.



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N72. Gillott 303 Nib
N72. Gillott 303 Pointed Nib.

A popular nib for Copperplate. Good flexibility - not too stiff, not too flexible. Very thin hairlines and good swells. Works for scripts 3/16-1/16". Sharp point but will work on slightly textured surfaces. Tends to catch on upstrokes.





Your Price $1.19

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