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Peter Thornton

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Odyssey Conference Class Listing

B15 ELEGANT AND FLOURISHED ITALIC


Recommended
B023. Lloyd Reynold's Italic Handwriting and Calligraphy by Lloyd Reynolds

Pens: Tape (N01) or Brause (N02) sizes 2mm, 1.5mm, 1mm and .75mm; Rexel (N04) sizes 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4 plus reservoirs.
Ink/Paint: Black and/or Walnut ink (I53); any gouache or watercolors you already have; Dr Martins Bleed Proof White (I38) or Pro White; old brushes for loading color.
Paper: Layout pad Bi¬enfang 360 (P41) or similar; Arches Text Laid (PS97) and/or Arches hot (PS42, PS47) or cold (PS41, PS48) Pressed and Fabriano Ingres white or cream and 1 sheet of black or colored.
Misc: Pencil; optional but useful–fine-grained sharpening stone and/or polishing paper.
Materials fee: none.

C16 THE RULING PEN


Not on Peter's list for this class, but a useful resource is Paul Shaw's informative 27-page article on the use of the ruling pen by lettering artists in Letter Arts Review (LR13.2). It covers history, types of ruling pens, and some technique – but it's not a how-to manual.

Peter Thornton always recommends these books to all his students
B187. Design with Type by Carl Dair.
B2052. The Art Spirit by Robert Henri Paper

When Peters teach his Written, Drawn & Decorated Letters class recommends the following book. (These books are NOT recommended texts for his classes at Odyssey 2010.)
B1672. Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green by Michael Wilcox. "Helpful, if heavy on text." - Peter
Peter uses the painted initials of Adolf Bernd as inspiration for this decorated letter class.
CR7.2. Calligraphy Review 7.2 Has an 8-page article on Bernd and his work.
B2081. Uncommon Numbers: A Sourcebook for Artists. A Bernd piece is reproduced on the front and the back covers.

Peter also recommends Denise Lach's Libres & egaux. for her varied layouts and refined color palette. Unfortunately it is out of print. She has a new book.
B3244. Calligraphy by Denise Lach.

Pens: Any ruling pens you already may have; some small-sized broad edged nibs and/or pointed nibs.
Ink/Paint: Walnut Ink (I53), Higgins Eternal Ink (I08), gouache colors of your choice and old brush to load.
Paper: Any textured or weightier paper than layout paper of any colors along with white or cream that are lying under your bed waiting for you to get more experienced.
Misc: A couple of quotations, I'll have plenty, that suggests gentle or tender or delicate or subtle, and one that suggests dynamic or excitement or power or somber.
Materials fee: (optional) A ruling pen can be made for you in class, $4.00 each.


N01. Hiro Tape Nib
0.5mm to 4mm

These are more flexible than Brause nibs but stiffer than Mitchell and take to the ink better when new. Reservoir on top. Right Hand sizes only. Oblique cut. A good nib for classes and beginners.





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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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CR7-2. Calligraphy Review Vol.7, No.2
Calligraphy Review: Vol 7, No 2

More on Book Jacket Design
  by Irving Bogen
Jiun Sonja: Master Calligrapher in Japanese, Chinese and Sanskrit
  by Stephen Addiss
Adolf Bernd
  by Kurt Eitelbach
Movie Sign Art in Taiwan
  by Keith W Strandberg
The Housekeeping Book
  by Linda Lanza
A Sign and a Witness: 2,000 Years of Hebrew Books and Illuminated Manuscripts
  by Leila Avrin
Book Reviews: Calligraphy Today
Words of Risk: The Art of Thomas Ingmire
Basics of Lefthanded Calligraphy
Paper Pleasures: The creative guide to papercraft
Cover Artist: Arne Wolf



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B2081. Uncommon Numbers: A Source Book...
Uncommon Numbers: A Source Book for Artists
edited by Brenda Casey (Zoby) and Barbara Brandt. 1996. 64pp. 8.5"x5.5". Paperback.

This source book on numerals has exemplar pages, compositions, commercial pieces using numbers, and typefaces that could inspire calligraphic numerals. Provides much inspiration and source material to help you.

Special Offer: Get a complete set of all three
Uncommon Numbers books in a slipcase for only $39.95.
Use item code B4133 Uncommon Numbers Trilogy.

View a page from Larry Brady and Emily Brown Shield.



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I53-2.5. Walnut Drawing Ink
I53-2.5. Tom Norton's Walnut (Color) Ink

A rich sepia ink. Thin with water to create a wash. For brush or dip pen. Already liquid. Non-waterproof (but not suitable for fountain pens).
70ml, 2.36 oz.






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I38. Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
Dr Martin's Bleed Proof White

A dense, opaque, smooth-writing white for your dip pen. Thin with water to the proper consistency. Tint with watercolor or gouache for pastel letters. Recommended by John Stevens and Peter Thornton. 1oz.

Diane Von Arx uses a similar product, Pro-white (I62).



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I62. Pro White Ink
I62. Pro White.
Similar to Dr Martin's Bleed-proof white, this is Sherrie Lovler's white of choice. Opaque. Also mixes well with gouache. 1oz jar.




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P41. Bienfang Graphics 360 Pad
This 100% Rag Layout pad allows ink to flow smoothly but keep a sharp edge. The white sheet with good translucency allows for easy use of guidelines. Very similar to Cotton Comp, but this pad is higher quality. Recommended by Peter Thornton.

50 sheets per pad



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PS47. Arches WC HP 140LB 22x30
Arches Watercolor
Hot Press 140lb. 300gsm. 22"x30".

Superior quality, 100% rag, for pen and all techniques with opaque and transparent watercolor. Long used by calligraphers. HP (Hot press) finish is a very smooth sheet that will give a sharp smooth edge to your letters. Cold press watercolor paper can be used for calligraphy, but the letters won't be as crisp. You will see the cold press texture in your lettering. This has always been one of our most popular sheets.

Grain runs parallel to the underlined dimension.

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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PS48. Arches CP 140 lb
Arches Watercolor
Cold Press 140lb. 300gsm. 22"x30".

Superior quality, 100% rag, for pen and all techniques with opaque and transparent watercolor. Long used by calligraphers. Cold press watercolor paper can be used for calligraphy, but the letters won't be as crisp. You will see the cold press texture in your lettering. HP (Hot press) finish is a very smooth sheet that will give a sharp smooth edge to your letters. This has always been one of our most popular sheets.

Grain runs parallel to the underlined dimension.

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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