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Misc. Books

B2246. Celebrating American Poetry
Celebrating American Poetry. An Exhibition of Contemporary Letter Arts. Paper. 32pp. 8.5"x11" Paper.

Exhibit catalog for the calligraphy and poetry competition sponsored by Letter Arts Review and the Fry Art Museum (Seattle, WA). Of the 50 pieces in the exhibit, 30 are illustrated in the catalog, 20 in full color. Raphael Boguslav was the judge for the show. Included are books and bowls, as well as, pieces on paper and vellum. Many of the artists have provided a brief statement on their piece.

Your Price $9.98

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

B3911. Sign Painters / Levine
B3911. Sign Painters by Faythe Levine, Sam Macon. 2012. 176pp. 7.5x 9.5 Paper

As recently as the 1980s, storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were hand-lettered with brush and paint. (This skilled trade has been largely replaced by computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers.) This book documents these dedicated practitioners, their time-honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. It features stories and photographs of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States profiling sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco's New Bohemia Signs and New York's Colossal Media's Sky High Murals. 200 color illustrations.

Your Price $24.95

B3438. Zenspirations / Fink
Zenspirations by Joanne Fink. 2011. 52pp. 8.5"x8.5". Paper

Well-known calligrapher and author Joanne Fink has developed a love for pattern. In this book she shows you how to turn simple lines into attractive designs through exercises that build on each other. Her passion is contagious, and her doodled shapes will inspire you to have fun with the process. You will find intriguing ideas for filling borders, edges and spaces with creative flourishes. You will be on your way to creating decorative borders, frames, and shapes - some using letters and words. Calligraphy skills not required!
"Patterning is fun, easy and relaxing - and it is a great way to add interest and texture to any design." - Joanne Fink

Your Price $16.99

B1619. Hebrew Calligraphy Styles / Jonas
Hebrew Calligraphy Styles
By Gina Jonas. 1996. Second edition. 24pp. 5.25"x 8.25". Paper.

Jonas has revised and reprinted her instructional manual adding three contemporary styles and reworking some of the original ones to make them closer to historical models.
Covers Sephardi, Ashkenazi, Ancient, and Mizrachi. Exemplar, ductus and notes on construction given for each style.

Your Price $16.00

B4033. World of Artist Journal Pages / DeVries Sokol
B4033. A World of Artist Journal Pages by Dawn DeVries Sokol. 2015. 320pp. 9"x10". Paper

Features more than 1,000 captivating pages from artists across the globe. Lists of techniques and materials used for each page, plus behind-the-scenes interviews, give readers a glimpse inside the minds of new and established artists, making this a stimulating compilation sure to inspire beginners and seasoned art journalists alike. Dawn DeVries Sokol is the author of 1,000 Artist Journal Pages, which features pages from American artists.

Your Price $24.95

B2922. Hans Joachim Burgert Malerie/Painting
Hans Joachim Burgert: Malerei. 2006. 78pp. 9.5"x11".

For those who want to add to their Hans Joachim Burgert
collection, this is a full color book of his paintings 1979-2006. All are of men and women alone, in pairs and in groups, clothed and nude. I’ve seen a few examples of
these works reproduced in black & white, but it was wonderful to see them in color. Included is a two page spread of photos of the artist. Introductory material and titles in German. There are no examples of his lettering.

Your Price $29.95

B3031. Keys to Drawing with Imagination / Dodson
Keys to Drawing with Imagination: Strategies and Exercises for Gaining Confidence and Enhancing Creativity. By Bert Dotson. 2007. 192pp. 9.5"x11.25". Hardcover hidden spiral

This book uses fun techniques and mind-stretching strategies to get you drawing better and more imaginatively. It gives you basic guidelines that help you channel your creative energies. You'll lose yourself in the process, enjoying the experience as you create something gratifying and worthwhile.

Through 58 strategies, 36 exercises and 13 step-by-step demonstrations, you'll explore how to:

- Take your doodling from mindless to masterful
- Create your own reality by crumbling, melting or breaking objects
- Flip the familiar on its ear to create something utterly original
- Experiment with visual paradox and metaphor
- Tell vivid stories through the details in your drawings
- Play with patterns to create captivating compositions
- Build your drawings by borrowing ideas from different cultures
- Develop a theme in your work

Dodson, author of Keys to Drawing, offers priceless advice on the creative process culled from his 60 years of drawing and teaching.

Recommended by Kristen Dody for her Drawing for Calligraphers class

Your Price $29.95

B3206. Scripsit: Graceful Envelope III
Graceful Envelope Scripsit III edited by Lorraine Swerdloff. 2009. 24pp. 8.5"x11". Paper. Volume 31.1

Very limited stock.

The third issue of this popular series presents envelopes from the 2006, 2007 and 2008 contests. The themes are: Fine Line, Mailable Feast, and C's the Day. The envelopes are diverse and beautiful -- a wonderful selection for ideas & inspiration and just to enjoy.

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B4237. Letterforms / Samara
B4237. Letterforms: The Design of Type, Past to Future by Timothy Samara. 2018. 232pp. 10"x10". Hardcover.

In Letter Forms: The Design of Type, Past to Future, the author guides readers through the aesthetics as well as the technical considerations of type design. He begins with an overview spanning the invention of movable type to today's digital typography, and ends with a showcase of contemporary fonts.

Your Price $30.00

B4014. Bewegt schreiben -- Schreiben bewegt / Klingspor
B4014. Bewegt schreiben -- Schreiben bewegt (We write inspired -- Writing inspires). 2012. 114pp. 8.24"x11.75". Paper

This lushly produced catalog is for an exhibition that marked the 25th anniversary of the Schreibwerkstatt Klingspor Offenbach. Over 80 works are shown in full color from Karlgoerg Hoefer, Maria Hoefer, Hans Schmidt, Jean Larcher, Hermann Zapf, and over 50 other talented scribes and lettering artists, all members of this calligraphy society.
In English and German: Foreword by Benno Aumann, "About Writing" by Dr Sttefan Soltek, and "25 Years of Schreibwerkstatt Klingspor Offenbach" by Gottfried Pott, the exhibition's curator. The brief captions (title, tools and materials, dimensions) are in German.
In the book's innovative binding, the cover is not glued to the sewn spine, but instead is scored and folded and wraps around.

Your Price $49.00

B4244. Complete Engraver, The / Collins
B4244. The Complete Engraver: A Guide to Monograms, Crests, Ciphers, Seals, and the Etiquette and History of Social Stationery by Nancy Sharon Collins. 2012. 224pp. 6”×8.5”. 170 color & 10 b/w illustrations. Hardcover

Covers the history and etiquette of engraved social stationery in America to its revival and promise of new visual possibilities. Illustrated with gorgeous specimens of stationery, calling cards, and monograms. It includes instructional sections that give tips on letter writing, the proper use of social stationery, and the steps required to commission engraving work today. Two digital fonts based on engraver's style typefaces are available for free for readers of the book (via a web link).

Your Price $29.95

B4086. Active Literature: Jan Tschichold / Burke
B4086. Active Literature: Jan Tschichold and New Typography by Christopher Burke.2007. 335pp. 8.5"x11". Hardcover
These sale copies are shelf-worn

Jan Tschichold (1902-1974) is considered by many to be the most influential typographer of the twentieth century. A leading voice of the modernist movement, Tschichold oversaw the redesign of the Penguin and Pelican paperbacks in the late 1940s and devised for them a standardized set of typographic rules. The classical type designs of his late career qualify him as perhaps the first typographic postmodernist. Active Literature, an in-depth study of Jan Tschichold's modernist period, is based on extensive archival research that uncovered a wealth of new photographs of his design work. Author Christopher Burke presents a full portrait of the designer's career and puts into context Tschichold's own account of his life and work.

Your Price $75.00

B4085. Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters / Sacks
B4085. Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters by David Sacks. 2010. 240pp. 9"x11". Hardcover

This lavish colorful collection, from A to Z, of alphabetic examples explores the language of letters in a fascinating and largely visual way. Starting with the origins of the written word, it then explores the alphabet through illustrations, found objects, graphic design, art, conceptual typography, graffiti, and much more. It features letters of all shapes and sizes and alphabets ranging from Victorian classroom aides, Dr. Seuss’ ABC, and the alphabet’s use in art, to ABC Blocks, phonetics, Braille, and alphabet ice cube molds. This beautiful compendium will inform and entertain.

A visual romp through and about the alphabet in a wondrous array of its forms, even a few calligraphic ones, and a bargain at less than eight bucks!

Your Price $45.00

B4001. With God All Things are Possible / Fink
With God All Things Are Possible by Joanne Fink. 2013. 64pp. 6"x6". Hardcover

Warm words of inspiration and encouragement are set to life on the pages of this unique gift book. By combining the beautiful art of calligraphy with heartfelt sentiments that gently move through themes such as "believing in your dreams," "trusting in the Lord," and "living with passion," readers are inspired to celebrate each new day with a hopeful heart and a joy for living. This uplifting book can be a sweet gift between friends, a dear word of encouragement for the graduate, or a breath of fresh air for the heavyhearted.

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