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B4244. Complete Engraver, The / Collins
B4244. The Complete Engraver: A Guide to Monograms, Crests, Ciphers, Seals, and the Etiquette and History of Social Stationery by Nancy Sharon Collins. 2012. 224pp. 6”×8.5”. 170 color & 10 b/w illustrations. Hardcover

Covers the history and etiquette of engraved social stationery in America to its revival and promise of new visual possibilities. Illustrated with gorgeous specimens of stationery, calling cards, and monograms. It includes instructional sections that give tips on letter writing, the proper use of social stationery, and the steps required to commission engraving work today. Two digital fonts based on engraver's style typefaces are available for free for readers of the book (via a web link).




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B4245. Elegantissima / Fili
B4245. Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili. 2012. 256pp. 8.75”x8”. 350 color illustrations. Hardcover

Louise Fili is known for her lavish and elegant typography, often hand drawn/lettered, her intense attention to detail, her fresh reinterpretation of vintage sources, and her passion for all things Italian, Elegantissima, the first monograph on her work, covers the breadth of her nearly forty-year design career and features case studies showing sketches, references, inspiration, and design process.




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B4227. Colour & Curves / Young
B4227. Colour and Curves: A Pilot Parallel Pen Workbook by Alice Young. 2018. 76pp. 8.5"x11" Paper.

Thoroughly covers the Parallel Pen and its use, including 16 pages of ink options, from Pilot cartridges to metallic inks! You learn how the pen writes through fun, non-letterform exercises. The last section is Blackletter instruction, with exemplars and exercise pages. Even if this hand is not your thing, this beautiful book belongs in your studio if you own a Parallel Pen. Full-color throughout.

The book includes a bonus pack of single sheets of the 16 exercise pages from the book!

Among a range of other papers, Gilbert Bond is highly recommended on page 48 of this book. Unfortunately manufacturers change papers without notice. While this paper is still great with most all inks, it is not really suitable for the various colours of Pilot Parallel Pen cartridge ink. You should explore the other papers mentioned on that page of the book. The JNB Graph Pads (P21 & P22) also work well with Parallel Pen ink as does the JNB practice pads (P25 & P22). The bonus pack of single sheets is printed on the paper used in these pads.




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B4222. Making Books: A Guide to Creating Handcrafted Books
B4222. Making Books: A Guide to Creating Handcrafted Books. London Centre for Book Arts. 2017. 192pp. 8"x10". Hardcover.

This authorative manual for creating hand-bound books offers beginners and advanced artists alike a comprehensive overview of the tools, principles, and techniques used in hand bookbinding. Through hundreds of vibrant photographs and clear illustrations showing step-by-step instructions, you are led through six bookbinding projects, from pamphlets and concertinas to multi-section case bindings, to learn and master.




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B4219. Incorporating Modern Flourishes / Cheng
B4219. Incorporating Modern Flourishes into Your Lettering by Jarrin Cheng. 2017. 88pp. 8.5"x11". Paper, spiral binding.

Once you have learned your letters, it is time to enliven and embellish your letters and words with loops, swoops, turns, and extensions - in short, flourishing. This guide and trace-and-copy workbook takes you through flourishing rules, various components of flourishes, how to enter and exit letters, how to compose a flourished layout, and how to evaluate your work. Then, with trace-and-copy pages, you learn a variety of flourishes for each letter, from A-Z, both capital and small letters. The book is best with brush markers, and for beginners the author recommends the Tombow Hard Fudenosuke brush pen. (If you use a pointed metal nib, the workbook pages are good with Walnut Crystals and McCaffery’s Penman ink, but Higgins Eternal feathers.)




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B4217. Books, Boxes, and Portfolios /Zeier
B4217. Books, Boxes and Portfolios: Binding, Construction, and Design Step-by-Step by Frank Zeier. 1990. 304pp. 7"x10". Hardcover

In this introduction to the techniques of bookbinding, Franz Zeier guides readers step-by-step through projects for making a variety of boxes, portfolios, book covers, photograph albums, mats, and sewn and adhesive-bound books.




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B4216. Jan Tschichold, Master Typographer /Jong
B4216. Jan Tschichold, Master Typographer by Cees W. de Jong. 2008. 384pp. 9.5"x12.9"

Few have left a deeper impression on the world of typography than Jan Tschichold (1902-1974), one of the most outstanding and influential designers of the twentieth century. Not only was he a master in his field, but he also lectured on the subject, wrote a number of highly influential books, and designed many classic typefaces, including the best-selling Sabon.

This substantial volume places Tschichold's vision firmly in the rich cultural and historical context of his era. In his introduction, Cees W. de Jong offers an overview of Tschichold's life and times, while the other contributors discuss the designer's major influences and innovations, including his seminal poster design, groundbreaking work with Penguin Books, and later reappropriation of classical typography. 350 illustrations, 150 in color




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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.




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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




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B4172. Drawing in Space / Furlonger
B4172. Drawing in Space: The Art of Peter Furlonger. 2016. 52pp. 8.25"x11-3/8". Paper

Presents Furlonger’s intricate works of lettering on fine bowls, vases, plates, and cylinders, which are complex and colorful; his screen prints, where he takes inspiration from his 3-D works; and his stained glass windows, where lettering is a major focus. 44 full-color illustrations.




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