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Your Black Friday super-sale deals are here!

Up to 50% off on Black Friday Sale Items!
Black Friday is just one day, but our sale prices are good until
6:00 pm Eastern on Friday, December 6.



B4175. Villu Toots: 100 Book Covers / Varik
B4175. Villu Toots: 100 Book Covers, 1956-1992 by Mart Varik. Introduction by Pyotr Chobitko. 2017. 129pp. 5"x7.875". Paper

100 hand-lettered designs, both book covers and book jackets, by this virtuoso of pen and brush. Villu Toots
created over 500 covers; this is a selection of his most masterful, scanned directly from the printed books.
You will be amazed by the variety and originality of his book-cover work. Virtually unknown outside his native Estonia, Toots was a primary influence for several generations of calligraphers and lettering artists in the Soviet Union. This collection shares his genius with the rest of the world.

"Villu Toots might have been the most original calligrapher ever." -Carl Rohrs

"Villu Toots, whose incredible work looks effortless, was the ultimate calligrapher's calligrapher. He was one of the all-time greats of the 20th century, as important as Koch, Schneidler, Zapf, and Poppl. No one had more versatility, flair, or fluidity." -Julian Waters





Your Price $27.50

B4123. Lines to Live By / Gold
B4123. Lines to Live By: Thoughts on being a 21st-century calligrapher by Mike Gold. 2016. 32pp. 8"x8". Paper

Commercial artist and lettering designer Mike Gold shares his thoughts on making contemporary lettering, accompanied by 44 beautiful, full-color examples of his calligraphic compositions.



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B4023. Calligraphy / Calzolari & Salice
B4023. Calligraphy: A Course in Cursive Script with Pencil, Pen, and Brush by Barbara Calzolari and Alessandro Salice. 2018. 256pp. 5.75"x7.75". Concealed-spiral hardcover

A new instructional book for lettering with pencil (monoline Roman majuscules), gel pen (monoline script), pointed pen (Copperplate), and brush (Barbara's brush script). Warm-up exercises, exemplar alphabets, letter-by-letter instruction, and writing exercises are included. The book starts with an illustrated history of calligraphy with many historical examples and ends with a gallery of 16 scribes with a bio, a photo, and an example or two of their work.




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B4290. Hermann Zapf & the World He Designed /Kelly
B4290. Hermann Zapf & the World He Designed by Jerry Kelly. 2019. 350pp. 6-1/8"x9-3/8". Hardcover

Free media mail shipping (USA only).

In this comprehensive biography of Hermann Zapf, Jerry Kelly, Zapf's friend and colleague of almost 40 years, traces the artist's life from his youth in Nuremberg to his retirement in Darmstadt. Scrupulously researched at the Hermann Zapf archive in the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel and at the Cary Collection at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and enriched by decades of conversations with Zapf and his associates, the book details Zapf's experiences with type companies, printers, publishers, and colleagues. It explores his modern design aesthetic and engagement with the staggering technological advances of typography during the twentieth century. Featuring rarities and never-before-seen works and photos, it also includes definitive lists of Zapf's type designs and major calligraphic works. However, the volume is more than an in-depth appreciation of Zapf's work; it is about his work in relation to his life.



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B4210. Copperplate Script: A Yin & Yang Approach / Antonio
B4210. Copperplate Script: A Yin & Yang Approach by Paul Antonio. 2018. 132pp. 8.5"x11". Spiral-bound.

Renowned calligrapher Paul Antonio presents his new approach to teaching Copperplate. He explains the structure of the script in detail, so you know the hows and whys of the letter shapes. You won't just copy exemplar letters; you will understand them. And understanding speeds learning and allows mastery.






Your Price $32.99

B4179. Calligraphy Revival, The / Kelly
B4179. The Calligraphy Revival: 1906 to 2016. by Jerry Kelly. 2017. 120pp. 9"x12". Hardcover. Free Media Mail shipping (USA only).

Presents a collection of major calligraphic art by over 70 Western artists from 1906-2016, selected by Jerry Kelly. Full color throughout, it includes work from Edward Johnston and Rudolf Koch and their disciples through to present-day practitioners. The book demonstrates how alive--even thriving--the art is in the West in the computer age. It also provides context for those who have more recently come to the lettering arts. In addition to the works, there are brief biographies of all the calligraphers.




Your Price $45.00

DVD51. Lively Brush DVD & Book / Holliday & Reaves
The Lively Brush: Pointed Brush Instructional DVD & Alphabet Models by Eliza Holliday and Marilyn Reaves. DVD & 22-page book.

Presents lettering techniques for pointed brush lettering . Includes traditional models and unique scripts for craft and fine art applications. Suitable for beginners as well as more advanced lettering artists. From the authors of Brush Lettering, it is full of practical information.

Free Media Mail Shipping to USA addresses. If you need the book sooner, there will be a $3 rush ship charge added to your order. Media Mail generally takes upwards of 2 weeks or more to be delivered.




Your Price $49.95

DVD55. Italic Minuscules DVD / Reggie Ezell
DVD55. Italic Minuscules DVD by Reggie Ezell.

Part of a new series of instructional Calligraphy DVDs from Reggie Ezell. For beginning and intermediate students. Video is approximately 60 minutes and covers "all aspects" of the topic. Reggie has taught calligraphy for over 30 years, and his yearlong courses have been among the most highly regarded and sought after in the U.S. and Canada. This DVD is formatted for North American DVD players.

The series:
DVD55. Italic Minuscules.
DVD56. Carolingian Minuscules.
DVD57. Pointed Brush Basics.
DVD58. Basic Romans.
DVD59. Basic Blackletter.
DVD63. Drawn Romans.
DVD67. Foundational

There is a reduced quantity price for 4 or more DVDs from the series, any assortment.




Your Price $15.00

DVD56. Carolingian Minuscules DVD / Reggie Ezell
DVD56. Carolingian Minuscules DVD by Reggie Ezell

Part of a new series of instructional Calligraphy DVDs from Reggie Ezell. For beginning and intermediate students. Video is approximately 30 minutes and covers "all aspects" of the topic. Reggie has taught calligraphy for over 30 years, and his yearlong courses have been among the most highly regarded and sought after in the U.S. and Canada. This DVD is formatted for North American DVD players.

The series:
DVD55. Italic Minuscules.
DVD56. Carolingian Minuscules.
DVD57. Pointed Brush Basics.
DVD58. Basic Romans.
DVD59. Basic Blackletter.
DVD63. Drawn Romans.
DVD67. Foundational.

There is a reduced quantity price for 4 or more DVDs from the series, any assortment.




Your Price $15.00

DVD57. Pointed Brush Basics DVD / Reggie Ezell
DVD57. Pointed Brush Basics DVD by Reggie Ezell.

Part of a new series of instructional Calligraphy DVDs from Reggie Ezell. For beginning and intermediate students. Video is approximately 60 minutes and covers "all aspects" of the topic. Reggie has taught calligraphy for over 30 years, and his yearlong courses have been among the most highly regarded and sought after in the U.S. and Canada. This DVD is formatted for North American DVD players.

The series:
DVD55. Italic Minuscules.
DVD56. Carolingian Minuscules.
DVD57. Pointed Brush Basics.
DVD58. Basic Romans.
DVD59. Basic Blackletter.
DVD63. Drawn Romans.
DVD67. Foundational.

There is a reduced quantity price for 4 or more DVDs from the series, any assortment.




Your Price $15.00

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