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Love and Joy about Ben Shahn Letters

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LOVE & JOY ABOUT BEN SHAHN LETTERS
Carol DuBosch – CD1
Supplies:
  • Pilot Parallel Pen – 6mm (Blue Cap) (FP67)
  • Folded Pen (Bring whatever folded pens you have) (N30, N155 )
  • Ink – Higgins Eternal or Walnut (I08, I53-2.5 I150)
  • Layout bond paper that is compatible with your pens and inks. My favorite is Gilbert Bond from John Neal (11"x17" or 8.5"x11") (P69, P70)
  • Pencil(S142)
  • Cotton rag (P39)


AOCC. PREORDER - All Oregon Calligraphy Conference
AOCC. All Oregon Calligraphy Conference

Add this item to your cart to place a preorder with $3.00 shipping to be picked up at AOCC.



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FP67. Pilot Parallel Pen
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 broad edge for calligraphic writing. You can also produce color-blended letters by touching ink from one pen to a second pen loaded with another color. Available in four sizes, includes one red and one black cartridge and a cleaning bladder.

Specify size:
1.5mm
2.4mm
3.8mm
6.0mm





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FP69. Pilot Cartridges Pack of 6
Pilot Cartridges Pack of 6 Refills, all one color.

These cartridges fit both the Pilot Parallel and the Pilot Plumix Pens.

Choose: Black, Blue, Blue-Black, Green, Light Green, Orange, Pink, Red, Sepia, Turquoise, Violet, Yellow.

For an assorted color pack, see FP70.



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FP70. Asst Color 12 Refills for Pilot Parallel
Asst Color Refills for Pilot Parallel, 12 pack.

One cartridge each of: Black, Blue-Black, Sepia, Violet, Blue, Turquoise, Green, Light Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink.

These cartridges fit both the Pilot Parallel and the Pilot Plumix Pens.

Formerly Code Number FP67-12

For individual color packs, see FP69.



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N30. Folded Ruling Pen
Folded Ruling Pen

Introduced at Letterforum in 1995, this innovative lettering tool has been popular ever since. Use it to produce tight "brush lettering" with a pen or for wild, fun, expressive lettering. These are the originals made by Matthew Coffin and highly praised by Carl Rohrs and Peter Thornton as superior to others that are available.

Peter Thornton has his students use our Polishing Paper (S107) to lightly abrade the outer and inner surfaces of the Folded Pen. This allows the ink to spread out on the pen instead of beading up.




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N155. Luthis Pens
N155. Luthis Pens.

Folded metal pens for expressive writing and formal calligraphy. The tips are aluminum; the handles are unfinished wood. Approximately 6" long. Four styles are offered; each writes differently. The pens are from Argentina; they are labeled with their Spanish names.

"They give great edges and hairlines and flow beautifully. For as thin an edge as it has, it's amazingly stable. And the thin handle makes manipulation easy. I can recommend them highly." - Carrie Imai

Butterfly (Mariposa). Has two writing edges.
Moth (Polillita). A smaller version of Butterfly (Mariposa).
Fan (Abanico). The writing edge curve is similar to a standard folded pen or calligraphy ruling pen.
Dragonfly (Libélula). The writing edge has a unique curve that allows you to change writing styles quickly. Carol DuBosch's favorite of the four.

Purchase all four and save: use code N155-S4.

Click here to see sample writing of the Libelula

Click here to see sample writing with the Mariposa.

We have added a new, larger pen:
Moth XXL (Polilla XXL). This is a larger version of the Moth.

Click here to see sample writing with the Polilla XXL.

Click here to see more sample writing with the Polilla XXL.





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I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

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 beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem, try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

"For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8-inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




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I53-2.5. Walnut Drawing Ink
I53-2.5. Tom Norton's Walnut (Color) Ink

A rich sepia ink. Thin with water to create a wash. For brush or dip pen. Already liquid. Non-waterproof (but not suitable for fountain pens).
70ml, 2.36 oz.






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I150. True Walnut Ink
I150. True Walnut Ink.

This rich, sepia-colored ink is made from the hulls of the Black Walnut tree (Juglans nigra), which is found throughout most of the eastern United States. A small amount of isopropyl alcohol is added to help prevent mold growth. But if mold forms, just scrape it off - the ink is still good. Not suitable for use by children. Wide-mouth, 1oz glass jar.




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P69. Gilbert Bond 25% Cotton Practice Pad 8.5x11 inch
P69. Gilbert Bond 25% Cotton Practice Pad 24lb.
8.5"x11", pad of 100 sheets.

A great pad for broad-edged pen practice. Has a nice tooth and holds good hairlines. Acid-free. Highly recommended by Peter Thornton.

Also available as 11"x17" pad (item P70)
8.5"x11" ream (not padded, item P69-REAM)

"Calligraphers in Portland [Oregon] have been using Gilbert Bond for years and years and LOVE it totally. My students and I have decided that 'we are worth it' and use Gilbert for practice. We think using a better paper makes our calligraphy practice seem more important (and practice is so important!). I thoroughly recommend the paper; it would be hard to recommend Gilbert Bond too highly!" - Carol DuBosch



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