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Annie Cicale

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Annie Cicale

(All week) Level: Internediate and Advanced
Roman Capitals: Pattern & Texture

Annie Cicale: A-AC - Roman Capitals: Pattern & Texture
B135-H. Historical Scripts: From Classical Times to the Renaissance by Stan Knight. Hardcover. $39.95. JNB $24.77
B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters. Hardcover. $35.00
B1540-P. The Origin of Serifs by Father Edward Catich. Paper $29.95
B1540-H. The Origin of Serifs by Father Edward Catich. Hardcover $49.95
B2811. The Art & Craft of Hand Lettering by Annie Cicale. Paper $19.95

These are classics that help newer artists learn to understand what visual communication is about. Great for calligraphers who don't come from an art background. These are a few of the ones I love.
B2313. Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland. Paper $12.95
B2857. The Shape of Content by Ben Shahn. Paper $20.00
B1772. Free Play by Stephen Nachmanovitch. Paper $14.95
B2052. The Art Spirit by Robert Henri. Paper $19.95

"Another book that has lightened up my life recently is Calligraphy: A Book of Contemporary Inspiration by Denise Lach." – Annie (B3244. Hardcover $39.33. Pre-order price $35.40)

B3841. Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield. 2011. 356pp. 9.25"x6.25". Hardcover $27.50
A fun history of type design with great and interesting details. Includes thoughts on which typefaces on your computer are actually worth using.

Supply List:
Drawing board 18x24 or larger (S690)
• T-square & triangle or rolling ruler (S623, S739)
• masking or drafting tape (S411)
• pencils( 2B, HB, 2H, etc) (S142)
• soft eraser (Magic Rub) (S86)
• water container (S784)
• ink rag/tissues
• notebook
• old tooth brush
• dividers
• your favorite dip pens (Brause, Mitchell Rexel or Speedball) in mid-sizes (1.5-4.0 mm) (N02, N04, N09, N06, N05, N10)
• monoline pens Speedball B-2 or B-3 or Pigma or Rollerball (N16, M17)
• felt tip pens if you have them
• 2–3 pen holders (H62, H71)
• non-waterproof ink (Higgins Eternal, Walnut or Moon Palace) (I08, I53, I70)
• one tube gouache any color (WNG331, WNG 337, WNG 335)
• flat palette (S777)
• ½" Winsor Newton 995 watercolor brush (BR01)
• inexpensive drawing or layout paper 11x14 or larger (P11)
• a few sheets of nonrepro graph paper 11x17 (P21)
• a few scraps of your favorite "good" papers (PS101)
• tracing paper for rough drafts (P43)
• gouache in assorted colors
• old brushes for mixing (BR37)
• gum Arabic (I84)

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.

Your Price $39.95

B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy / Waters
B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters. (2006) 2018. 134pp. 9"x11.25". Concealed spiral binding

Free Media Mail Shipping (USA only). Media Mail takes 2 to 3 weeks depending upon location.

Sheila Waters is a master scribe and a master teacher. For over thirty years of her summer workshops, Sheila has taken scribes through their paces for a week or more of in-depth instruction in letterforms (historical and modern). Students have come from as far away as Australia and Japan for these intensive classes. And for many years, she taught numerous weekend workshops sponsored by calligraphy guilds throughout the USA and Canada and was a frequent instructor at the international conference held each summer. In Foundations, Sheila provides insightful analysis of forms and construction, taking the mystery out of learning calligraphy. You learn how to analyze a script, which helps you toward mastery of an alphabet. In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, Sheila shares with you the knowledge she has gathered over her years of study and practice. The presentation is honed by her long experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their skill and art. This 4th printing, much revised from the 2006 printing, now has a 16-page color gallery of Sheila's work.

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Customers outside the USA

For E-Packet shipping to CANADA see B2769-CANADA

For E-Packet with insurance shipping to other countries see B2769-AIRMAIL

For shipping via uninsured PQW mail to other countries see B2769-SURFACE

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S690. Airlite Drawing Board 18 x 24
S690. Airlite Drawing Board 18x24.

A high-quality, lightweight drawing board with a smooth hardwood surface on both sides and two metal edges for use with a T-square. The resin-impregnated kraft honeycomb core is permanently bonded for strength. Very durable and very light. Made in USA. A drawing board can be used as a lapboard or on an easel at a slant to help prevent neck and back pain.

(See S697 for a 20"x26" Drawing Board.)

Ann Miller has an Aerocore Drawing Board in her supply list. Airlite is another trade name for a similar product.

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S739. Stainless Steel T-Square
Stainless Steel T-Square

These stainless-steel T-squares have all the features sought by the draftsman, artist, hobbyist, and others. The blade made from the finest grade of stainless steel has just the right amount of flexibility to always snap back to shape. A beveled edge helps prevent ink from running under the blade when ruling.

Sizes: 18in or 24in

Your Price $26.95

S142. Design Drawing Pencils
Design Drawing Pencils
Design 3800. Prismacolor Turquoise.

"6H" is hardest lead. "9B" is softest lead, Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B.

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S86. Eraser: Magic Rub
S86. Magic Rub Eraser

For erasing pencil guidelines. Non-abrasive.

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S784. Water Container - 3 Piece
S784. Three Piece Detachable Plastic Brush Washer

Three plastic water containers that detach and fit into one. Use this handy item for rinsing pens and brushes. Great for workshops.

Your Price $5.55

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.

Your Price $1.45

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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N06. Brause Left-hand Nib
Sizes in millimeters (0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0). Hand-ground to left oblique.

Stiffer nibs with reservoir on top. High-quality nibs from Germany. If you have a heavy hand, these will work well.
Use this left-handed nib for left-handed calligraphic writing.

Your Price $3.50

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