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Denis Brown

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Italics: Knowing the Family

A02 All Levels Monday – Saturday

"Italic rhythm to Polyrhythm, Expanding Writing Dynamics,"  which is part of Denis multi-DVD set, is recommended as  an (optional) complement and extension to it for students who want to take farther what we can cover in the week. (Just that module can be purchased as a download from his website.)

DVD52. Denis Brown's Calligraphy TV Deluxe Edition. This special multi-DVD set has over nine hours of calligraphy tutorials and inspiring presentations. Each set is hand-assembled and autographed by Denis Brown. (The DVD discs are for computer playback only; this allows for higher definition video than will play on standard DVD set-top players). Also included are twelve guide-sheets, each a 10"x8" glossy print in a protective sleeve. $169.60 (Includes shipping/handling for the USA and most other countries)


These issues of Bound & Lettered and Letter Arts Review have "Denis Brown" articles.

BL10.3. Bound & Lettered Issue 10.3 has an 8-page written and designed by Denis Brown on recent work.

BL7.2. Bound & Lettered Issue 7.2 has an article with four Denis Brown pieces: Pangur Ban (2001), The Burnt Offering (1995), The Viking Terror (2004) and Ancient Parchment Riddle (2003). $8.50.
LR24-1. Letter Arts Review Issue 24.1 has a 12-page article by Denis on a series of writings on glass. Profusely illustrated. $14.50.



• Square edged dip-pens: (Brause size (N02, N06) 3mm & 4mm particularly recommended in addition to students' own preferred brand)

ink (I08, I70)

ruler (S271)

pencils (S142)

pad of practice paper A3 size (11"x l7") or larger(P20-100)

gouache (WNG331, 335, 512, WNGDPS)

palettes (S679)

• mixing and loading brushes (BR43)

• A few sheets of a quality paper such as Arches Text Wove or BFK Rives (PS01, PS91).

There will be no class fees but participants will have an option to purchase the instructor's DVD set which expands and develops the class topic in various directions.


BL10.3. Bound & Lettered Vol.10, No.3
Bound & Lettered Vol.10, No.3

Using a Prang Watercolor Set
  by Carrie Imai
Hélène Francoeur: Bookbinding Off the Beaten Path
  by Jocelyne Aird-Bélanger
The Power of Words
   by Jane Ewing
Pablo Dugaz: Papercut Calligraphist
   by Corrie Cameron
  by Corinna Taylor
Flowing Currents in Current Workflow
  by Denis Brown
The Many Shades of Black: Choosing and Using Black Papers
  by Sandy Wagner
Parchment and Aging Effects: Techniques and Pitfalls
  by Daniel Reeve
For the Love of Books
  by Margaret Beech

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Sandy Wagner's Black Paper Chart.
This file is available as a PDF document.

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BL7.2. Bound & Lettered Vol.7, No.2
Bound & Lettered 7.2

Marina Soria Gallery
Cross Side Stitch
  by Benjamin D. Rinehart
WorkBook: Thinking and Making
  by Karen Wirth
Turkish Map Fold
  by Cherryl Moote
Denis Brown
Carolyn Trant Gallery
Putting Pen to Paper
  by Judith Jaimet Bainbridge
ZigZag Book
  by Monica Leaning
Bookworks 2008
  by Kate Godfrey
Accordions, Tunnels and Etchings
  by Rand Huebsch

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LR24-1. Letter Arts Review Vol.24, No.1
Letter Arts Review Vol 24, No1

A Thousand Wishes: A series of writings on glass
  by Denis Brown
Margot Voorhies Thompson: The power of giving shape to meaning
  by Christine Colasurdo
In Hibernation: An interview with Nancy Leavitt
  by Christopher Calderhead
What we're reading
  by Laurie Doctor
Projects: The History of Greece
  by Georgia Angelopoulos
Tribute: Honoring a master
  by Ryuichi Tateno
Cover Artist: Yeohyun Ahn

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See Comments we've received for LAR 24.1!

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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

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

Your Price $5.75

I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink
Moon Palace Sumi
The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label

While the packaging is a bit different, this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.

"I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said, "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going into this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!"

--Clair F., Jan 2011.

Four sizes available:

2.0 oz (widemouthed jar)
6.0 oz (180ml)

15 & 60 oz are temporarily unavailable: arriving Dec 2019

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S271. Metal Ruler: 18in
S271. Stainless Steel Ruler. 18".

18" Flexible, cork back. Marked in 1/16" and millimeters. An essential tool for calligraphers and bookbinders.

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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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WNGDP-S. W&N Gouache: Double Primary Set
Winsor & Newton Gouache: Double Primary Set

Colors (all Series 1):
Alizarin Crimson
Flame Red
Lemon Yellow
Phthalo Blue
Spectrum Yellow
Ultramarine (Blue)
Zinc White

Sheila Waters teaches color mixing using a double primary set: a warm and cool of each of red, blue and yellow. With the six primaries you can mix brighter colors. (a) The cool yellow tends toward green. The cool blue tends toward green. These two are used for mixing all the colors between yellow and blue. This includes all of the greens, greenish yellows such as chartreuse, and greenish blues such as teal. (b) The warm red tends toward orange. The warm yellow tends toward orange. These two are used for mixing all the colors between yellow and red (oranges and all orange-reds and orange-yellows). (c) The warm blue tends toward purple and is mixed with the warm red for the purplish colors. Winsor & Newton is our most popular gouache and is highly recommended. It is excellent for calligraphy.

For a lightfast Double Primary Set, purchase WNGPDP-S. It contains a similar palette of warm and cool colors, but the pigments are more permanent when exposed to light. The colors are not exactly the same, but they mix in a similar fashion.

Your Price $69.93

BR43. White Bristle Brushes (pack of 3)
BR43. White Bristle Brushes (pack of 3)

Great for mixing gouache or loading ink.

Choose Flat (sizes 2,4,6) or Round (sizes 1,3,5).

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