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Uncials, Layout and Design

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Martin Jackson

(Th—Sa) Level: Beginning and Intermediate
Uncials, Layout and Design

Martin Jackson: C-MJ - Uncials, Layout and Design
Here is my list of 'go to' books. I choose to refer to books that show examples of traditional letterforms. There isn't any one book that addresses my needs, I grab little snippets from so many.
B004. The Calligraphers Handbook edited by Heather Child. (Out of print in the USA). $35.00 (used, limited supply).br. Three Classics of Italian Calligraphy by Oscar Ogg. Out of print.
B3817. Scribes and Illuminators by Christopher deHamel. Paper $32.95 JNB Price $27.68
The Pen's Excellence by Joyce Irene Whalley. Out of print.
B3347. Medieval Calligraphy: Its History and Technique by Marc Drogin. 224pp. 8.375"x11.25". Paper $16.95
And any book that shows any work by Donald Jackson.

For a beginner, Annie Cicale's book, The Art & Craft of Hand Lettering (B2811, $19.95), has a lot of useful information about tools, basic design, etc.

Supply List:
Your favorite broad-edge writing tools (Mitchell, Brause, or Speedball in variety of sizes if possible, Speedball C-0, C-2 and C-3 would be useful) (N04, N02, N09, N05, N06, H65, H62)
• favorite inks, any gouache you have, layout pad or practice paper 11x17 or larger (I70, I43, P20)
• tracing paper (P43)
• 1 or 2 or more sheets of good paper (Arches Text Wove or Arches 90 lb CP, these can be cut into quarters for travel) (PS01, PS42, PS101)
• a sheet of black Canson MiTientes (9x12 or larger) (PS61)
• masking tape
• palette for mixing color (S679)
• water container (S784)
• mixing brushes (BR37)
If you have a small portable light box and are travelling by car please bring it. (S762)



B3347. Medieval Calligraphy / Drogin
Medieval Calligraphy: Its History and Technique by Marc Drogin. 1989. 224pp. 8.375x11.25". Paper

Spirited history and comprehensive instruction manual covers 13 important writing styles (ca. 4th century thru 15th). Fascinating facts about Roman Rustic, Uncial, Carolingian Minuscule, Early Gothic, & 8 other styles; all examples beautifully photographed. Detailed directions for duplicating medieval techniques with modern tools. 232 illustrations.



Your Price

N02-S9. Brause Set of 9 Nibs
Widely used by professionals, the Brause Nibs are also the best calligraphy nibs for beginners. Stiff, durable high-quality nibs from Germany. Oblique cut calligraphy nibs, with the reservoir on top. If you have a heavy hand, Brause Nibs will work well. You can't go wrong with these chisel edged dip nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic/Old English), and other hands. (Bandzung)

Sizes in set:
0.5mm
0.75mm
1.0 mm
1.5 mm
2.0 mm
2.5 mm
3.0 mm
4.0 mm
5.0 mm






Your Price $19.71

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.




Options:
Your Price $1.45

N04-S10A. Mitchell Calligraphy Nib Set (2 Res)
Set of 10 Mitchell (Rexel Round Hand) Nibs with 2 reservoirs.
Included: 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 dip pen nibs from England. Straight cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Italic, Carolingian, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Uncials, Roman Caps, and Foundational Hand. Widely used by professional calligraphers (with and without the reservoirs); however, some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Additional reservoirs may be purchased separately.

See N05-S10A for Left Hand.



Your Price

N04-S10B. Mitchell Calligraphy Nib Set (10 Res)
Set of 10 Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs with 10 Reservoirs.
Included 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. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets, including Italic, Carolingian, Uncials, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Widely used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular dip pen nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See item N05-S10B for the Left-Hand Set.



Your Price

N05. Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand) Left
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs (Left-Hand)
Left oblique 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), 5.5(.675mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Left oblique cut. Reservoirs are purchased separately. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Italic, Carolingian, Uncials, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Widely used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our four most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give these left handed nibs a try.




Options:
Your Price $1.45

N05-S10A. Mitchell Round Hand Left Set 11/02
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs (Left Hand)
Set of 11 with 2 reservoirs. Included 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). Now includes the 5.5mm nib!

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Left oblique cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Italic, Carolingian, Uncials, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Widely used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our four most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.



Your Price

N05-S10B. Mitchell Round Hand Left Set 11/11
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs (Left Hand)
Set of 11 with 11 reservoirs. Included 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). Now includes the 5.5mm nib!

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Left oblique cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets, including Italic, Carolingian, Uncials, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Widely used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our four most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.



Your Price

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.




Options:
Your Price $3.50

N06-S9. Brause Set of 9 Left-hand Nibs
Hand ground to left oblique.

Set includes 0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0.

Widely used by professionals, the Brause Nibs are also the best calligraphy nibs for beginners. Stiff, durable high-quality nibs from Germany. Oblique-cut calligraphy nibs, with the reservoir on top. If you have a heavy hand, these will work well. One of four top sellers. You can't go wrong with these chisel-edged nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic/Old English), and other hands.




Your Price $31.50

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