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Denis Brown

Odyssey Conference Class Listing


Denis is producing a new DVD, Polyrhythmic Calligraphy.
See the supply list for the polyester film for Denis' class. This film worked well at Cheerio this spring.

These items by and about Denis Brown are not directly applicable to this class.
CD08. Art of Denis Brown CD-Rom.
DVD38. The Music of Ink.
BL7.2. Bound & Lettered Issue.
LR24-1. Letter Arts Review Issue 24.1.

NOT FOR THIS CLASS: When he teaches his Celtic Hybrid Script class, Denis recommends
B2592. Book of Kells by Bernard Meehan.
DVD31. The Book Of Kells DVD-ROM.

Pens: Square edged dip-pens, preferably a Brause (N02) 4mm nib , automatic pen (N27) (half inch wide or larger); broad edge felt tip calligra¬phy markers (especially larger sizes); a range of other writing tools that you like to use (e.g. brushes, ruling pens (N22, N30), "cola" pens, droppers, etc).
Ink/Paint: Ink, gouache colors (WNGxxx).
Tools: 16" ruler (S271); pencils; palettes (S679, S723); mixing and loading brushes (BR37).
Paper: pad of practice paper (P20) 11"x 17" or larger; about 6 large sheets of better quality paper e.g. BFK Rives (PS91), Arches text wove (PS01), Sanders Waterford, colored Can¬son Mi-Tientes (PS61); or whatever you prefer; an 11"x17" pad of tracing paper (P43) for rough work plus 6 large sheets of heavier quality tracing vellum (P44) or preferably polyester film (PS100) with a frosted surface, (e.g., Duralar or frosted Mylar. This is like tracing vellum but is made of polyester and therefore is waterproof, commonly used for architectural drawings that need dimensional stability.
Misc: Finely powdered pumice (S319) and a cheap decorator's bristle paintbrush about ½" to apply pumice powder. Finely powdered gum sandarac (S123).
Materials fee (optional): $36
Students may purchase a CD or DVD (format TBD) with content relating specifically to this class including lectures, slide shows, and video of demonstrations of the instructor's polyrhythmic writing.

BL7.2. Bound & Lettered Vol.7, No.2
Bound & Lettered 7.2

Marina Soria Gallery
Cross Side Stitch
  by Benjamin D. Rinehart
WorkBook: Thinking and Making
  by Karen Wirth
Turkish Map Fold
  by Cherryl Moote
Denis Brown
Carolyn Trant Gallery
Putting Pen to Paper
  by Judith Jaimet Bainbridge
ZigZag Book
  by Monica Leaning
Bookworks 2008
  by Kate Godfrey
Accordions, Tunnels and Etchings
  by Rand Huebsch

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LR24-1. Letter Arts Review Vol.24, No.1
Letter Arts Review Vol 24, No1

A Thousand Wishes: A series of writings on glass
  by Denis Brown
Margot Voorhies Thompson: The power of giving shape to meaning
  by Christine Colasurdo
In Hibernation: An interview with Nancy Leavitt
  by Christopher Calderhead
What we're reading
  by Laurie Doctor
Projects: The History of Greece
  by Georgia Angelopoulos
Tribute: Honoring a master
  by Ryuichi Tateno
Cover Artist: Yeohyun Ahn

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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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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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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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BR37. Silverwhite Brush: Brights
Silverwhite Bright. Short handle.

Limited Stock

A blend of soft white taklon filaments (synthetic) tapered to hold a sharp edge. Has a nice spring and decent color capacity. Short, polished, white-tipped silver handles and seamless nickel ferrules. Use for mixing, painting, brush lettering, or loading your pen. Suitable for water-based media including acrylics, watercolor, gouache, inks, dyes & tempera.

Bright, Size 1 2.5 mm
Bright, Size 2 3 mm
Bright, Size 4 4mm
Bright, Size 6 5 mm
Bright, Size 8 8 mm
Bright, Size 10 15mm

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PS91. Rives BFK Paper (250 gsm)
Rives BFK 22"x30"

This printmaking papers has set the standard for every mouldmade grade manufactured in Europe.

Perhaps its best quality is its consistency. Made with 100% cotton and no optical brightening agents, it is a bright white, smooth, soft and pliable sheet. Dimensionally stable, BFK Rives is a versatile substrate with an absorbent wove surface that is suitable for all forms of printmaking. The paper works well with inks and is heavy enough for washes and watercolor. Mouldmade in France. Grain direction is parallel to underlined dimension.

100% Cotton. pH neutral. White. 250gsm. 2 natural deckles, 2 tear deckles.

This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)

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P44. Borden & Riley Tracing Vellum Pad #90
Borden & Riley #90 Vellum Sheer Trace. 50-sheet pad, 55lb paper.

Heavier, yet easier to see through than tracing paper. Similar to Canson Vidalon Vellum. Sheila Waters recommends tracing vellum for fine, detailed work.

Your Price $32.50

S319. Fine Dental Pumice, 1 oz.
Fine Dental Pumice

Used for degreasing vellum for writing.

Quantity price breaks at 6 and 20.

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