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B4249. Folded Pen Adventures / DuBosch B4249. Folded Pen Adventures by Carol DuBosch. 2018. 32pp. 8"x8". Paper
This instruction book teaches how to use the folded pen to write an Italic-based alphabet. You learn how the folded pen works, starting with basic strokes. Follow the model alphabets that give stroke direction and sequence, and then add flourishes to the letters. Next, more vertical and more cursive variations of the basic alphabet are shown, and two new alphabets are introduced: Neuland and Bensgothic (based on Ben Shahn letters). Bleach techniques, color blending, folded pen making, and various forms of the folded pen are presented. Includes many examples of Carol’s delightful calligraphy.
B255. Universal Penman / Bickham B255 The Universal Penman by George Bickham. (1741) 1954. 212pp. 9"x13.75". Paper.
212 pages done by a number of English master penmen of the 1700s, all engraved by Bickham. Shows a variety of Copperplate hands in a variety of sizes. Much non-pictorial flourishing. This is not an instructional manual, but for the study of letterforms this is the best historical source book.
B3948. Modern Calligraphy / Thorpe B3948. Modern Calligraphy by Molly Suber Thorpe. 2013. 192pp. 8.5"x9.5". Paper
Teaches Molly's bold style of Copperplate that looks stylish and fresh, yet still refined. After an overview of supplies, you learn letters, words, then phrases with the clear instructions and exemplars. You then learn how to write with gouache and watercolor and how to digitize your calligraphy for printed items. The 20 projects provide inspiration for weddings, entertainment, and personal stationery. The final section is practical info for the working scribe, including strategies for large-batch projects and hints for left-handers.
B2787. Bible of Illuminated Letters/Morgan The Bible of Illuminated Letters: A Treasury of Decorative Calligraphy by Margaret Morgan. 2006. 256pp. 5.75" x 7.75". Hidden spiral hardcover.
Retail Price $24.99.
Step-by-step instructions for creating 12 illuminated alphabets, including Celtic, Saxon, Gothic, Romanesque and Modern Revival. Both caps and minuscules are presented along with borders and decorations. Gilding is also covered. Gallery of historical and contemporary illuminated letters. More than 400 color illustrations.
Published as Illuminated Letters: A Treasury of Decorative Calligraphy in the U.K.
B4294. Mastering Modern Calligraphy / Thorpe B4294. Mastering Modern Calligraphy: Beyond the Basics: 2,700+ Pointed Pen Exemplars and Exercises for Developing Your Style by Molly Suber Thorpe. 2019. 204 pages. Spiral-bound
Available in October 2019. Order now. Free media mail shipping for pre-publication orders (USA only). Your credit card (except PayPal) will not be charged for the book until it ships. If you want to pay by PayPal and delay payment, email your order rather than ordering through the website.
A comprehensive, full-color guide for experienced beginners and intermediate students interested in mastering contemporary styles, with an emphasis on experimentation and fun rather than rigid uniformity. The book's lay-flat spiral binding makes it perfect for learning. Molly's first book (Modern Calligraphy B3948) brought modern calligraphy to the masses and helped spark worldwide interest in pointed pen script. With her signature pointed pen and digital hand lettering-styles, whimsical approaches, and bold color palettes, she brings a freshness and excitement to this classically beautiful writing style.
B4280. World Encyclopedia of Callig (NEW) / Calderhead & Cohen B4280. The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy: The Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing edited by Christopher Calderhead and Holly Cohen. (2011) 2018. 320pp. 10"x10", Hardcover
New edition at a lower price.
Showcases the work of a selection of internationally known scribes, featuring 60 scripts reflecting the diversity of contemporary calligraphy. It includes lessons and exercises for learning to write 28 alphabets, including Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Roman, and more. Offers an exploration of each script’s history, while beautiful step-by-step instructions and examples will inspire and guide you.
B4262 . Mystic Art of Written Forms /Neugebauer B4262. Mystic Art of Written Forms by Friedrich Neugebauer. 1981. 142pp. 9"x10".
***Used copies, supply very limited***
From dust jacket notes: "The Mystic Art of Written Forms reveals two great and rare talents of Friedrich Neugebauer: he designs and executes works of singular beauty and poise, and he is able to distill the spirit and principles of his art and make them accessible to students and artists at every level of skill and achievement. He writes: 'Architecture excluded, written forms are the most visible feature of our man-made surroundings.' In outlining a course of study and a philosophy intended to improve and protect this 'written environment,' Neugebauer goes to the heart of calligraphy, the heart of design. The Mystic Art of Written Forms belongs in the working library of everyone who reveres the written or printed word, everyone who creates the penned or painted image."
B4251. Writing & Illuminating & Lettering (Red Cover New Edition) /Johnston B4251. Writing & Illuminating & Lettering (New Edition) by Edward Johnston. 2016. 435pp. 6.5"x8.75". Paper
This new edition of Johnston’s seminal work on broad-edged calligraphy features a somewhat larger format than the original and a newly typeset text, in two fonts that Johnston had a hand in designing. The book is printed in black & red (like the original) on cream-colored paper. At the front of the book is a full-color section on Johnston’s typeface for the London Underground.