Odyssey Conference Class Listing
A7: MODERN CALLIGRAPHY TECHNIQUES: 3 VIEWS
Georgia Deaver has no books to recommend for this class
While they are NOT resources for the classes at Odyssey, Carl Rohrs recommends these books for lettering artists.. "all are great books" - Carl Rohrs
B2383. Rudolf Koch by Gerald Cinamon.
B1666. Calligraphic Bookplates and Monograms by Villu Toots.
B2767. Helmut Salden.
B1000. Schriftkunst/Letter Art by Karlgeorg Hoeffer.
LR13-3. Letter Arts Review Issue 13.3 has an well illustrated article on Koch.
B2878. Scriptsit 19.2 for the work by Herman Killian.
B2714. Classic Book Jackets: The Design Legacy of George Salter by Milton Glaser and Thomas Hansen.
Ray Daboll: Disciplined Freedom Poster. $20.00 (folded) (email if you wish to purchase.)
These have work by Julian Waters.
B3016. Scripsit: Pens & Protocol. The last section of the issue on the official calligraphy of Washington, DC features the work of Julian Waters.
B2881. Scripsit 21.2. Includes Julian Waters, John Stevens, Ward Dunham and Peter Horridge.
B039. Speedball Textbook: 23d Edition. Julian contributes an exemplar for italic, with swash majuscules, and a second italic alphabet.
B2302. Uncommon Numbers Manual. Edited by Brenda Casey (Zoby).
Pens: Bring your favorite pens, including a few small Brause (N02) nibs 1 mm and smaller, PLUS a large folded brass FLAT pen (1/4" or 5/16" Horizon from Paper & Ink is ideal; Coit, Hiro or similar are okay; Automatic (N27) is too sharp, but will work with a light touch).
Flat Brush: 1/2" W/N Series 995 (BR01) flat brush or similar (clear handle, gold bristles).
Pointed Brush: W/N Series 7 (BR28), #3 (or 4 or 5); a Pentel Color Brush (FP57) or similar; plus other pointed brushes you like to use.
Ruling Pens: Any ruling pens or "cola pens" you ALREADY HAVE. Many versions will be dis¬cussed in class, and you can buy the model that appeals to you after the introduction and the opportunity to try each of them.
Paper: 3 teachers/3 paper suggestions. Have one of these the first morning, then shop for more as we get going: Carl likes large paper (11" x 14", 14" x 17", or larger) with a bit of tooth (texture like STRATHMORE Charcoal Pads is great for flat brush as well as pen and pointed brush). Georgia would like you to have a 14" x 17" pad or larger of semi-transparent paper that's also good for writing (P12). She likes 360 Bienfang Marker Paper (P47). One of Julian's paper secrets is the use of coated printing pa¬pers, especially for ruling pen strokes with ultra smooth edges. Easiest source is a 12"x18" pad of Finger Painting Paper from any art store. Or: http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-Fin¬ger-Paint-Paper/dp/B000ID2YBW. PLUS any fancier papers you might want to work on– Canson Ingres (PS05) or Mi Tientes (PS61), Bugra (PS21), watercolor, etc.
Ink: Non-waterproof Ink e.g. Higgins Eternal (I08), Higgins Sepia Calligraphy (I97) [but NOT Higgins Calligraphy], Walnut Ink (I53), Noodler's, Private Reserve, etc.
Paint: A tube or two of gouache. W/N Jet Black (WNG335), Indigo (WNG322) and Prussian Blue (WNG538) have excellent texture and power. A jar of Pro White (I62) or Dr. Martin's Bleed-proof White (I38) &/or tube of light or bright gouache and black or colored paper if you wish to write in reverse.
PLUS: Pencil &/or colored pencils (S528, S529), a ruler (S270, S271), water, palette (S679, S723) & container for mixing.
AND: Georgia would also like you to bring some of your handwriting as a starting point for a series of exercises. It can be a letter or a grocery list or a copy of a journal page, something when you aren't thinking about writing "nicely". We're not looking for good-looking italic handwriting here. It's okay if it's very messy– we won't be reading it. Take your hand¬writing example and enlarge it on a copier. Double it – 200% and then double that one – so this last copy will be 400%. (If your enlargements are not exactly this, it's ok.)
Materials fee: $22
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