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Ewan Clayton


Odyssey Conference Class Listing

A6: History of Western Alphabets


Recommended Books
B135-H. Historical Scripts by Stan Knight
Writing & Illuminating & Lettering by Edward Johnston. Out-of-print but a few used copies available.
B041. Hardcover
B042. Paperback

Ewan will take part in the signing party / social on Wednesday evening

Also of interest:
B3055. Edward Johnston Lettering and Life by Ewan Clayton and Phil Baines.
B2132. Calligraphy by Claude Mediavilla.
B1540-P. The Origin of the Serif by E. Catich.

At the Calligraphy Connection2009, Ewan taught a class titled: The Wayfaring Line. For that class he highly recommended
B3174. Lines: A Brief History by Tim Ingold.

B2442. Spring Lines. David Jones in Ditchling 1921-1924. 2003. Edited by Derek Shiel with essays by Anthony Hyne, Ewan Clayton and Derek Shiel.

Pens: Dip-pens (Rexel (N04), Brause (N02) or Speedball (N09) square cut nibs – Rexel 1.5 mm or C2 Speed¬ball (N09) is particularly useful), reeds and quill pens for experimenting with if you have any.
Ink/Paint: Black ink, not waterproof – I prefer students to use Sumi (I70, I71) where possible. Some gouache colors (WNGxxx) if in doubt choose Venetian Red or Oxide of Chromium green.
Paper: Layout Bond (P12, P20) not smaller than 11" by 17"; 10 sheets of similar sized tracing paper (P43).
Misc: Cloth for wiping the pen, water con¬tainer (S731), a brush for the gouache (BR27), ruler (S270, S271), pencil and eraser (E09).
Materials Fee: none.


B135-H. Historical Scripts / Knight
B135-H. Historical Scripts: From Classical Times to the Renaissance by Stan Knight. 112pp. 9"x12". Hardcover.

An indispensable resource for the study of historical hands. Stan has selected the best examples for Rustic Capitals, Square Capitals, Uncials, Half-Uncials, Caroline Minuscules, Gothic Scripts, Versals, Renaissance Roman and Italics - total of 56 different inscriptions and manuscripts! Enjoy the book with its excellent visuals as it presents the history and developments of the hands. And, if so inclined, use the book to study the forms and replicate with pen and ink. For each manuscript, Stan provides an enlarged section (for letterforms), the full page (for page design), and an actual-size sample (to show you rhythm and letter & word spacing). The perfect complement to Sheila Waters' Foundations of Calligraphy.

The revised and enlarged edition (1998) of this valuable resource. Forward by Ewan Clayton. Includes a helpful glossary and extensive bibliography. Stan Knight is an internationally recognized lettering artist, teacher and author. He is a fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators.




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B2132. Calligraphy / Mediavilla
Calligraphy: From Calligraphy to Abstract Painting
By Claude Mediavilla. 1996. 336 pp. 10" x 13". Hardcover.

An encyclopedic treatment of calligraphy: tools and materials, the history of writing & script, the historical hands (Roman caps, rustic, Roman cursive, uncial, Carolingian, gothic scripts, Renaissance writing styles - including 22 model alphabets with ductus), the writing masters, the 20th-century calligraphic revival and calligraphy & abstract painting. 490 illustrations, 200 in color. Full of color illustrations from historical sources and from contemporary scribes. It is also full of Mediavilla's work which is seldom seen in the USA. Worth the price.



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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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I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink
Moon Palace Sumi
The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label

While the packaging is a bit different, this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.

"I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said, "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going into this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!"

--Clair F., Jan 2011.

Four sizes available:

2.0 oz (widemouthed jar)
6.0 oz (180ml)

15 & 60 oz are temporarily unavailable: arriving Dec 2019




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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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S270. Metal Ruler:12in
S270. Stainless Steel Ruler 12"

Flexible, cork back.



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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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E09. Kneaded Rubber Eraser
Kneaded Rubber Eraser.

Used to erase pencil (graphite). Cherryl Moote suggested it for removing the white lines from a white lead mechanical pencil.



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