B3044. Art Expose/Judy Melvin B3044. Art Expose: A Collection of Techniques for Creative Expression by Judy Melvin. 2008. 20pp. 8.25"x8.25". Paper.
Judy Melvin has put her workshop notes into book form. It's a book of how to make beautiful artwork using the techniques for creative expression that she teaches. Full color.
Includes: Sumi Ink & Sink Art, Sumi Ink & TECH Ink, Gesso, Pastels & Stencils, Bleach & Pastels, and Walnut Ink.
B3340. Creative Mixed Media / Kahn Creative Mixed Media: Paint Print Stitch Stamp Embellish by Sherrill Kahn. 2009. 112pp. 8-3/8"x10-7/8". Paper
16 creative techniques to try with paper and fabric, using everyday items such as baby wraps, hair gel, and shower mats in out-of-the ordinary ways. The techniques range from stamping and paper embossing to working with stencils, digital images, and glue batik. Includes a color gallery of the techniques. Provides guidelines on design and composition. Full of colorful inspiration. "Excellent" - Cherryl Moote
B4047. Learn to Draw Calligraphy Animals / Fox B4047. Learn to Draw Calligraphy Animals: 30 Unique Creations by Andrew Fox. 2015. 76pp. 6.25"x7.75". Hardcover
With just a few strokes of a calligraphy pen, London-based designer and illustrator Andrew Fox helps you to create a fun series of 30 minimalistic animals. From cats, dinosaurs, and crabs to horses, gorillas and birds, the animals are simple to create and easily recognizable. Kit includes book, calligraphy marker, and paper.
B4055. William Addison Dwiggins: Stencilled Ornament and Illustration B4055. William Addison Dwiggins: Stencilled Ornament and Illustration Expanded Edition by Dorothy Abbe and Bruce Kennett. 2015. 112pp. 6.75"x9". Paper.
A classic from the man who coined the term graphic design - There has never been anyone in the design world like William Addison Dwiggins (1880-1956). The first American to call himself a graphic designer, he applied his prodigious talents in the fields of typography, calligraphy, illustration, and even puppeteering - a more fitting title might have been Renaissance man. He is best known for his book designs, which combine his expertise in calligraphy, use of stencils, and typography. Very little has been published on Dwiggins, until now. The first of several planned volumes on his incredible legacy, this reprint of Stencilled Ornament & Illustration includes the original book, hand-set in an experimental Linotype face he designed, along with stencils and plates illustrating a dizzying array of graphical elements. A new introduction by Bruce Kennett shows how Dwiggins used ornaments, rules, and other elements in his final book and jacket designs. Originally published in a letterpress edition of 120 copies, this important book introduces the unique genius of Dwiggins to a broader audience. 144 illustrations, 24 in color.
B4057. In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist’s Sketchbook / Hische In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist’s Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector by Jessica Hische. 2015. 176pp. 8"x10". Hardcover.
This show-all romp through design-world darling Jessica Hische’s sketchbook reveals the creative and technical process behind making award-winning hand lettering. See everything, from Hische’s rough sketches to her polished finals for major clients such as Wes Anderson, NPR, and Starbucks. The result is a well of inspiration and brass tacks information for designers who want to sketch distinctive letterforms and hone their skills. With more than 250 images and metallic silver ink printed throughout to represent her penciled sketches, this highly visual book is an essential - and entirely enjoyable - resource for those who practice or simply appreciate the art of hand lettering. Jessica Hische is a letterer and illustrator based in San Francisco. Forbes has twice recognized her in its annual 30 Under 30 list in the art and design category.
B3885. Words Set Free / Letter Exchange Words Set Free. Letter Exchange. 2012. 56pp. 8.25"x5.12". Paper
The theme of the catalog is "Freedom of Speech" and displays an exciting and eclectic mix of pieces from professional lettering artists: calligraphers, type designers, letter cutters, and typographers. All are members of the UK-based Letter Exchange.
B3154. Calligrapher's Garden / Massoudy The Calligrapher's Garden by Hassan Massoudy. Second edition. 2009, 2012. 128pp. 7x5.5. Paper
This beautiful book is available again in a smaller format.
In this feast for the eyes, Massoudy's elegant calligraphy depicts the four seasons of the garden. From the icy palettes of winter to delicate spring growth, and from the dazzling sunshine and blooms of summer through the fading hues of autumn, he captures in calligraphy what countless poets have crafted with words. The proverb or quotation that inspired each artwork is handwritten in Arabic by Massoudy alongside the English texts on the facing page. Hassan Massoudy was born in Najaf, Iraq. He moved to France in 1969.
B4023. Calligraphy / Calzolari & Salice B4023. Calligraphy: A Course in Cursive Script with Pencil, Pen, and Brush by Barbara Calzolari and Alessandro Salice. 2018. 256pp. 5.75"x7.75". Concealed-spiral hardcover
A new instructional book for lettering with pencil (monoline Roman majuscules), gel pen (monoline script), pointed pen (Copperplate), and brush (Barbara’s brush script). Warm-up exercises, exemplar alphabets, letter-by-letter instruction, and writing exercises are included. The book starts with an illustrated history of calligraphy with many historical examples and ends with a gallery of 16 scribes with a bio, a photo, and an example or two of their work.
In this book, 60 artists have interpreted the words of 73 Cheryl Wheeler songs. Cheryl's striking lyrics, of love and all the rest of life, some serious and others lighthearted, become visual on the pages of this book through the pens of talented calligraphers, including Gemma Black, Barbara Close, Georgia Deaver, Carol DuBosch, Ward Dunham, Connie Furgason, Mike Gold, Mike Kecseg, Sherie Loveler, Judy Melvin, Carol Pallesen, and Sharon Zeugin. Each spread has the lyrics in type on one side, and the calligraphic work on the other. Let the book astound you with its breadth of imagery, but also in its depth of intensity. For a special treat, watch and listen to Cheryl on YouTube as she performs a song while you view its calligraphic rendition. Full-color throughout. The book was put together by Carole March and Aimee Michaels.
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!