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B2927. Mexican Blackletter / Paoli
B2927.Mexican Blackletter by Cristina Paoli. 2006. 96pp. 10"x11". Hardcover.

Blackletter is a popular script in Mexico for everything from folk art to signage. This book introduces the kinds of blackletter, the cultural connotations of blackletter, and those specific to Mexico. It then presents the photos of many examples of uses of blackletter in signage in its colorful variations: standard, drop shadow, extended & condensed, and deviations & unpredictable. The several full color collage pages of collages of single letters are a visual treat. (This book is about the vernacular use rather than refined calligraphic forms.)

Your Price $24.95

B4152. A Show of Hands Program
B4152. A Show of Hands Program. 2016. 32 pp. 8.5"x11". Paper.

This gem is the Faculty Listing for A Show of Hands International Conference 2016. Each instructor has one page with a short bio and several images of their work. This is one to buy for the eye candy!

Faculty includes:Elmo van Slingerland, Joyce Teta, Christopher Haanes, Nancy Culmone, Carol DuBosch, Pat Blair, Gemma Black, Carl Rohrs, Yves Leterme, Massimo Polello, Georgia Angelopoulos, Yukimi Annand, Peter Thornton, Jurgen Vercaemst, Suzanne Moore, Anne Cowie, Mike Gold, Judy Melvin, Randall Hasson, Mark Otis, Rosie Kelly, Pamela Paulsrud, Dan Essig, Paul Herrera, Cherryl Moote and Sharon Zeugin.

Your Price $10.00

B4097. Complete Calligraphy Skills / Lunniss
B4097. Complete Calligraphy Skills by Vivien Lunniss. 2015. 192 Pages. 7.75"x9". Paper

Provides step-by-step instruction along with online tutorials that expand on the content of the book, making this one of the most comprehensive and user-friendly calligraphy manuals available. Inside, readers will find a history of calligraphy, from its early beginnings to its 21st-century revival; the essential tools and materials needed to get started; an overview of the basic principles, letter parts and weights, pen angle, and more; and exercises for 20 fonts, from Uncials and Anglo-Saxon scripts, to Roman capitals, Gothic, and even modern, freeform, drawn lettering. More than 300 full-color illustrations.

The online movie tutorials highlight the key alphabet styles and can be accessed through QR codes and URLs and will demonstrate how each letter is created. More than 300 full-color illustrations.

Your Price $22.99

B4011. Cutting into the Workshop / Hoare, Kindersley, Sherwood
B4011. Cutting into the Workshop by Lottie Hoare, Lida Lopes Cardozo Kindersley, and Thomas Sherwood. 2013. 136pp. 5"x7.5". Paper

Tells the story of David Kindersley and his workshop, from his youth and apprenticeship with Eric Gill through his remarkable work into the second half of the 20th century.

Your Price $24.95

B2932. Der Klang in der Schrift (Rudo Spemann)
Rudo Spemann: Der Klang in Der Schrift
2005. 49pp. 7.75"x11.75". Paper.

Reproduces in color 30 pieces in a variety of hands: Roman majuscules, Italic, Blackletter and Uncial. Introductory
material in German.

Your Price $24.95

B2817. Essay on Typography / Gill
B2817. Essay on Typography by Eric Gill. 1988. 188pp. 4.3" x 6.6". Paper

We know Gill mostly for his lettercutting and carving, but he was also a type designer (Gill Sans, Perpetua) and typographer. A nice reissue of the original from the first half of the last century.

Your Price $11.95

B4168. Italic Calligraphy for School & Home /Dubay
B4168. Italic Calligraphy for School & Home by Inga Dubay. 2016. 64pp. 8.5"x11". Paper.

First are nine pages for the teacher (or adult learner), explaining tools and materials, the mechanics of writing, how to experiment with an edged pen, classroom management, and the book’s historical charts, along with simple projects and a glossary. The left-hand pages of the body of the book trace A-Z letterform development. The right-hand pages are work sheets (like the one shown below) and use a unique, gradual learning sequence of tracing and copying. The book ends with further work sheets and pages of guidelines.

Your Price $29.95

B3904. Journal Your Way / Diehn
B3904. Journal Your Way: Designing & Using Handmade Books by Gwen Diehn. 2013. 180pp. 9"x9". Paper This is a paperback version of Live & Learn: Real Life Journals.

This book celebrates the art of making and using a personalized journal. Inspiring images showcase a rich variety of working journals and introduce longtime journal-keepers through their pages. Also, nine recipients of customized, handcrafted journals from Gwen share their own pages. Two additional insert booklets, "Bookbinding Essentials" and "Choose Your Own Bookbinding Adventure," explain basic techniques and guide you on your journaling adventure.

Your Price $17.95

B4078. Making Books with Kids
B4078. Making Books with Kids: 25 Paper Projects to Fold, Sew, Paste, Pop, and Draw by Esther K. Smith. 2016. 144pp. 8.5"x8.5". Paper

Features more than 25 creative, kid-friendly projects in design, illustration, paper decorating, binding techniques, and more. The easy-to-follow instructions are supported throughout with step-by-step, full-color photographs and illustrations, accompanied by finished samples, variations, and the inspiring work of prominent book artists. Guided by adults, children of all ages and experience levels will enjoy these engaging exercises, at school or at home.

Your Price $24.99

B4100. Marí Emily Bohley: Letter and Book Arts
B4100.Marí Emily Bohley: Letter and Book Arts (Schrift und Buchkunst) 2002 - 2015. 2016. 84 pp. 8.25"x8.25". Paper

A catalogue of Bohley's work from 2002 to 2015 with an introduction by Ewan Clayton. Text in English and German. Full-color throughout.

Your Price $18.95

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