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B4128. Alice: A Survey of the Calligraphy of Alice
B4128. Alice: A Survey of the Calligraphy of Alice by Jerry Kelly. 2017. 144pp. 8"x11.5". Hardcover

Alice Koeth, known professionally simply as Alice, is one of the most respected calligraphers in the world today, though relatively few of her works have been published in book form. The vast majority of her graphic output remains unseen and uncollected. This book, compiled, with Alice’s active participation, has over 140 illustrations, showing the depth and breadth of her artistry. Jerry's introduction and Donald Jackson's eloquent appreciation set her work in context. Most works are illustrated in color, many are presented full-page.
Over a career spanning more than 60 years, Alice’s artistry exemplifies taste, technique, wit, and her own unique graphic style. A keen understanding of craft, respect for tools, and interest in historical forms have contributed to her command of various calligraphic styles, written with extraordinary skill. Best known are her masterful posters for The Morgan Library from the 60s & 70s, which have been graciously photographed by the Morgan for this book. More of her graphic work was created for a wide assortment of clients—commercial enterprises, publishers, universities, organizations, and individuals.




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B4133. Uncommon Numbers Trilogy
B4133. Uncommon Numbers Trilogy.

Purchase a set of all three books and save!
Includes a slipcase and these three titles:

B2302. Uncommon Numbers Manual / Casey
The Uncommon Numbers Manual
By Brenda Casey (Zoby) 1999. 80pp. 8.5" x 5.5". Paper.

B3148. Uncommon Numbers II edited by Brenda Casey Zoby. 2010. 64pp. 8.5"x5.5". Paper

B2081. Uncommon Numbers: A Source Book for Artists
Edited by Brenda Casey (Zoby) and Barbara Brandt. 1996. 64pp. 8.5"x5.5". Paper




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B4176. Studio Handbook: Lettering & Design
B4176. Studio Handbook: Lettering & Design by Samuel Welo. 2017 (1931). 232 pp. 4.75"x7.25". Softcover.

This beautifully designed little book reflects the elegance of the Art Deco period and will prove a useful and entertaining resource for modern typographers and graphic artists. In addition to demonstrating the appeal and effectiveness of great lettering, it abounds in material that designers can adapt - borders, ribbons, dingbats, rules, and more. Like the 1931 first edition, it is printed in two colors and graced with a decorative hardcover binding.

Reprint of the Frederick J. Drake & Co., Chicago, 1931 edition.



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DVD67. Foundational: Reggie Ezell
DVD67. Foundational DVD by Reggie Ezell.

Part of a new series of instructional Calligraphy DVDs from Reggie Ezell. For beginning and intermediate students. Video is approximately 70 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.



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B4201. Edward Johnston: A Signature for London / Taylor
B4201 Edward Johnston: A Signature for London by Richard Taylor. 96pp. 7"x9". Paperback.

**Discontinued with Limited Stock**

It’s one of the most iconic features of London life, yet perhaps the least celebrated: the Johnston typeface, which has decorated signage throughout the entire London Transport system for a century. This book celebrates the Johnston typeface and its creator, Edward Johnston (1872-1944), bringing him long-overdue recognition as one of the key creators of our shared visual image of London life.

Richly illustrated with images from the London Transport Museum - including maps, posters, station signage, and much more - the book traces the evolution of the Johnston typeface from its first use in 1916 through the many subtle changes it’s undergone in the century since, all the way up to its broad deployment for the 2012 London Olympics. No lover of London life or transportation buff will want to miss this beautifully designed and produced volume.




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CR7-2. Calligraphy Review Vol.7, No.2
Calligraphy Review: Vol 7, No 2

More on Book Jacket Design
  by Irving Bogen
Jiun Sonja: Master Calligrapher in Japanese, Chinese and Sanskrit
  by Stephen Addiss
Adolf Bernd
  by Kurt Eitelbach
Movie Sign Art in Taiwan
  by Keith W Strandberg
The Housekeeping Book
  by Linda Lanza
A Sign and a Witness: 2,000 Years of Hebrew Books and Illuminated Manuscripts
  by Leila Avrin
Book Reviews: Calligraphy Today
Words of Risk: The Art of Thomas Ingmire
Basics of Lefthanded Calligraphy
Paper Pleasures: The creative guide to papercraft
Cover Artist: Arne Wolf



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SD1. Yves Leterme: Litterae
SD1. Yves Leterme: Litterae

Small amount of cosmetic damage to the box. No damage to actual book.

Yves Leterme: Litterae is a unique boxed collection of 24 calligraphic works, finely printed on individual sheets of cover stock, approximately 8-1/4" x 5-7/8". The works are all Latin quotations, each masterfully rendered by Yves in a calligraphically fitting style. The reverse side of each sheet contains the Latin text again along with an English and Dutch translation. The accompanying 36-page book (in English) provides background for the quotes and the calligraphy: Yves is a classical scholar as well as a skilled scribe. The Roman authors, their work, and the chosen quotations are discussed, and Yves provides an account of the creation for each of the 24 calligraphic compositions. Both the works and the small book are full-color and are presented in a stylish gift box.



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B4169. Scripsit: Pens & Protocol: Vol. 2 (39.2)
B4169. Scripsit 39.2: Pens & Protocol: The Calligraphy of Official Washington, Volume 2. 2016. 40pp. 8½" x 11". Paper

Features calligraphers who work for various governmental entities and the calligraphy they have produced: certificates and awards; invitations, menus, and place cards; greeting cards and other calligraphic ephemera. Includes White House calligraphers, Pat Blair, Debra Brown, and Becky Larimer; Sammy Little’s work for presidential inaugural luncheons; the calligrapher to the Vice President, Lee Ann Clark; the State Department’s calligrapher, Jennifer Nicholson; Marta Legeckis’ work for the Department of the Interior; and Mohamed Zakariya’s commission for President Obama of a Quran passage in Arabic to be given to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. In addition, there is a section on United States postal stamps, with lettering by Julian Waters, Jessica Hische, Michael Doret, and Zakariya.



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B3895. Dancin’ Pen / Imai
Dancin’ Pen: Pen Manipulation and Beyond by Carrie Imai. 2012. 45pp. 8"x8.5". Book + DVD.

This manual teaches Carrie’s Italic and how to make the letters dance using an Automatic pen. As in her popular workshops, you learn how to manipulate your pen to create the forms with step-by-step instructions and clear exemplars. In the accompanying DVD, you are there as she demonstrates how to do it. Book is spiral bound to lie flat. Signed. Dancing Pen.



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B3246. Sheila Waters Retrospective
Sheila Waters Retrospective. 2010. 48pp. 8.5"x11". Paper. Signed.

Here it is, what we waited years for - 300 full-color images of Sheila’s life’s work, designed by Julian Waters, presenting Sheila’s Retrospective Show of 2009. A great companion to her instructional book, Foundations of Calligraphy. Julian designed the typeface, which was used for the first time in this publication.

Each copy is now signed by Sheila!

Formerly published as an issue of Scripsit, the Washington Calligraphers Guild journal.

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