Carol DuBosch - Ben Shahn Lettering - Feb 25
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Ben Shahn Lettering
With Carol DuBosch
Live (also recorded for later viewing)
February 25, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PT)
Ben Shahn is best known for his powerful posters and works of social realism from the 1960’s. His lettering is quirky and lively, and very much the product of a hand. The script is easily learned and can be adapted and customized as needed for various applications. The informal, fresh look of the script is perfect for cards, envelopes, manuscript books and broadsides. This one-day class will focus on learning the Ben Shahn letters. We will also explore color-blending and several creative layout exercises.
A folded pen. I like the Luthis Libelula Folded Pen (N155), available at John Neal Books. I also like the Horizon Brass Folded Pen (nib only) available at Paper & Ink Arts.
It is also possible to write Ben Shahn Letters with a broad edged pen, such as the Pilot Parallel Pen. (FP67) Whatever broad edged pen you have will be fine.
Practice paper – my favorite is Gilbert 25% cotton. (P69, P25)
Ink that behaves well with the paper you are using. A free-flowing, non-waterproof ink such as Higgins Eternal (I08) or Walnut ink (I145, S450) are excellent.
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John Neal BooksMSRP:Now: $2.95List:S450. Walnut Crystals Jar This item contains two 1-ounce jars, each with the appropriate amount of crystals. Simply fill it with warm water and mix. You have ready-made walnut ink without the hassle of measuring! You can use the extra crystals from the...S450MSRP:Now: $2.95List:Qty in Cart: 0Quantity:Price:MSRP:Now: $2.95List:Subtotal:
PilotMSRP:Now: $12.49List:FP67. Pilot Parallel Pen. Extremely smooth writing from this pen, offering crisp edges and sharp hairlines. Nib point consists of two parallel metal plates and allows for lettering in two sizes. Use the 0.5mm edge for sharp, monoline writing or use the...FP67MSRP:Now: $12.49List:Qty in Cart: 0Price:MSRP:Now: $12.49List:Subtotal:
LuthisMSRP:Now: $16.95 - $18.95List:N155. Luthis Pens. Folded metal pens for expressive writing and formal calligraphy. The tips are aluminum; the handles are unfinished wood. Approximately 6" long. Five styles are offered; each writes differently. The pens are from Argentina; they are...N155MSRP:Now: $16.95 - $18.95List:Qty in Cart: 0Price:MSRP:Now: $16.95 - $18.95List:Subtotal:
John Neal BooksMSRP:Now: $4.95 - $6.95List:P25. JNB Practice Paper Pad. 8.5"x11". Smooth paper for pointed pen and broad edge calligraphy. The paper takes the ink well and does not bleed or feather with most inks. (We test with Higgins Eternal, Noodler's, McCaffery's, and Walnut ink.) For pointed...P25MSRP:Now: $4.95 - $6.95List:Qty in Cart: 0Price:MSRP:Now: $4.95 - $6.95List:Subtotal:
HigginsMSRP:Now: $5.20List: $7.00I08. Higgins Eternal Ink. 2.5 oz. 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...I08MSRP:Now: $5.20List: $7.00Qty in Cart: 0Quantity:Price:MSRP:Now: $5.20List: $7.00Subtotal:
John Neal BooksMSRP:Now: $7.98List: $13.95P69. Capitol Bond 25% Cotton Practice Pad 24lb. 8.5"x11", pad of 50 sheets. May 2023: Gilbert Bond has been discontinued and replaced with Capitol Bond. This was found and tested by Heather Martinez & Carol DuBosch. A great pad for broad-edged pen...P69MSRP:Now: $7.98List: $13.95Qty in Cart: 0Quantity:Price:MSRP:Now: $7.98List: $13.95Subtotal:
Daniel SmithMSRP:Now: $9.44List: $12.98I145. Daniel Smith Walnut Ink 2 oz. This finely pigmented sepia tone ink works well for writing and washes. Being pigmented, this Walnut ink will not fade like other Walnut inks. In washes, the ink handles like a transparent watercolor, with good...I145MSRP:Now: $9.44List: $12.98Qty in Cart: 0Quantity:Price:MSRP:Now: $9.44List: $12.98Subtotal: