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Joseph M. Vitolo

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Odyssey Conference Class Listing

B16 COPPERPLATE I


C17 COPPERPLATE II


B145. The Zanerian Manual.
B152. Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy by E. A. Lupfer.

Oblique Penholder: An oblique penholder with an adjustable metal flange (if possible). Choices currently available from Paper & Ink Arts are the Century Oblique (H51, H52), the Zanerian Style (H59), and The Hourglass Adjustable Oblique Holder.
Nibs: The Leonardt Principal (N120) is the best currently available nib. Any of the vintage nibs such as the Gillott Principality, 604EF, or Zanerian Fine Writer, will also do.
Ink: McCaffery's Penman's Ink (I37) black, blue or red violet, Tom Norton's Walnut Draw¬ing Ink (I53). These inks work straight out of the bottle. Inks like Higgins Eternal (I70) can be used but do not produce as fine a hairline.
Paper: My personal recommendation for practice (P25) is Kodak's Ultimate 24 pound paper. I also use preprinted guidelines for practice, which may be downloaded and printed out from: http://www.zanerian.com/Vito-loGuidelines2009.pdf
Misc: A pencil, lint free tissue paper, newspaper for cushion sheets, a small sponge, water, inkwell or small glass jar, X-Acto blade (S621, S662) and a soft Revlon-style make up brush for remov¬ing the gold leaf flash from gilded letters. Additional resource: The Zanerian Manual.
Materials fee: $25 for Dr Vitolo's spiral bound 90 page instructional booklet Script in the Copperplate Style on his approach to teaching Copperplate script and his insights into letterform construction, including a CD rom of instructional videos on Copperplate script. An additional $10 to cover gilding materials used in Copperplate II.


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B145. Zanerian Manual of Alphabets &...
The Zanerian Manual of Alphabets and Engrossing. 1981. 140pp. 8"x10.5". Spiral.

The first 21 pages by E.A. Lupfer provide some of the best Copperplate instruction available. He was a master of the hand. Other engrossing alphabets are shown, as well as many examples of engrossed pieces. Revised & reissued at intervals since it was first published as Zanerian Alphabets in 1895. This latest version is printed on glossy paper. The quality of some images is not as good as others.




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B152. Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy/Lupfer
Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy
By E.A. Lupfer. 1982. 78pp. 8"x11". Paper.

Instructions and examples of pictorial flourishes: quills, birds, swans, etc.

Originally published by Dover under the title "Fascinating Pen Flourishes"

Recommend by Heather Held for the many examples shown.



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H51. Century Oblique Penholder
Century Oblique Holder

***THIS ITEM IS OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY. IF YOU ORDER THIS ITEM IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE PLACED ON BACKORDER.***

See H114 and H115 for a comparable 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.

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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H52. 5/8in (Thicker) Century Oblique Penholder
5/8" Century Oblique Pen Holder

See H114 and H115 for a comparable holder.

Joe Vitolo has modified the design of the Century Oblique Holder. The thicker holder may reduce hand fatigue.

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.

If you would like to purchase a holder that is fitted for a different sized nib, please see item number H54.



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N120. Leonardt Principal EF Nib
After a year in development, you can now purchase a modern nib that is equal to the best of the vintage nibs. Brian Walker, a respected pointed pen enthusiast, has
worked with a pen manufacturer to duplicate the quality and performance of the legendary Gillott No 1 Principality. The new nib has received rave reviews for both copperplate and Spencerian. It’s flexible and responsive, gives fine hairlines, but is smooth-writing & catches the paper less.



See comments about this nib!




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I37. McCaffery's Penman's Ink
McCaffery’s Penman’s Ink
1 oz. jar.

This oak gall ink was developed with the help of leading penmen of today to provide an ink similar to that used during America’s golden age of Ornamental Penmanship in the 19th and 20th centuries. With a newly opened bottle, the ink writes brown but turns a dense black. Good for fine hairlines. See Colored Inks for colors and ivory McCaffery’s (colors and ivory are not oak gall inks).
Formulated for the pointed pen which is used for Spencerian, copperplate, etc, not for the broad-edged pen used for italic, blackletter (gothic), etc.

Click to read what Michael Sull has to say about using McCaffery's



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I53-2.5. Walnut Drawing Ink
I53-2.5. Walnut Ink 2.5oz

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). 2.5 oz



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I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

"For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8 inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




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P25-50. JNB Practice Pad 8.5x11 50 shts.
JNB Practice Pad
8.5"x11". Approximately 50 sheets.

August 2015. The paper in this pad has been changed. The new paper is much better with the ink. There was a price increase with the new paper.

Smooth paper for pointed pen and broad edge calligraphy. The paper takes the ink well and does not bleed or feather with most inks. (We tested with Higgins Eternal, Noodler’s, McCaffery's, and Richtone Colors, as well as Pilot Parallel Pen ink cartridges) The smooth surface helps avoid pen catches on upstrokes. Guidelines will show through. Good for classes and practice (24 lb bond).

For an 11"x17" version of this pad, see item P20.



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