B2857. The Shape of Content by Ben Shahn. Paper $21.00
are no currently available books on Victor Hammer and Ben Shahn. These books
will probably be
books are not specific to these two classes, but are recommended and will
likely be referenced in class
B3055. Edward Johnston
Lettering and Life by Ewan Clayton and
Phil Baines.2007. 96pp.
8"x10.5".Paper ). $49.95.JNB
Explores Johnston's life and work and the
influence he had on typography and calligraphy. It provides a fresh look at
Johnston with 56 color and 43 b&w images of his
work, along with about 25 photos from the Johnston family photograph album
(including six of him in Canada in 1898).
Historical Scripts by Stan Knight, Hardcover $39.95.JNB
Writing & Illuminating & Lettering by
Edward Johnston. Out-of-print but a few used copies
available.B041. Hardcover $50.00.
B042. Paperback $30.00
B2783. The Calligraphic Line by Hans-Joachim-Burgert.$35.00
B3938. Embracing Change: Spirituality and
the Lindisfarne Gospelsby Ewan Clayton.
NEW BOOK BY EWAN CLAYTON: B3930. The Golden Thread: The Story
of Writing by Ewan Clayton. 2013.416pp.
Hardcover $00.00. Will not be available for the conference. Reserve a copy and we will contact you with
price when it is available. Marks each step in the historical development of writing, and explores the
social and cultural impact of every stage: the invention of the alphabet; the
replacement of the papyrus scroll with the codex in the late Roman period; the
perfecting of printing using moveable type in the fifteenth century and the
ensuing spread of literacy; the industrialization of printing during the Industrial
Revolution; the impact of artistic Modernism on the written word in the early
twentieth century - and of the digital switchover at the century's close.
Layout Bond (not smaller than 11" by 17"/ A3) (P20)
Black ink (not water-proof) (I08)
Automatic pens, if you have them (N27)
Dip-pens (Rexel, or Brause
or Speedball (N09, N02, N04) square cut nibs
Mitchell/manuscript/rexel various sizes)
Cloth for wiping the pen
Some gouache colours (your choice) (WNGDP-S)
Water container (S784, S276)
pencil and eraser (S142, E13)
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.
B2783. Calligraphic Line / Burgert The Calligraphic Line: Thoughts on the Art of Writing
By Hans-Joachim Burgert. 2nd edition. Translated by Brody Neuenschwander. (1989) 2002. Approx. 177pp. 8.5"x11". Paper Spiral.
Presents Burgert's perspective on the role of form and function in calligraphy and writing, the history of the graphic form (symbol/writing/calligraphy), the need and development of cursive writing and alphabets. The second section presents Burgert's thoughts on the place of calligraphy in the Western world after the invention of printing from type and its relationship to type. Note that this is a photocopy reproduction. The quality of the illustrations vary, but all are photocopies.
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
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.
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.
WNGDP-S. W&N Gouache: Double Primary Set Winsor & Newton Gouache: Double Primary Set
Colors (all Series 1):
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.
Great for mixing and storing color or ink. Straight sides. Wide mouth is works well for dipping pointed and broad-edge pens. Lined lid. The 1 oz. size is similar to the McCaffery's Penman Ink jars and has a plastic cap.