B3930-P. Golden Thread, The (PAPER) / Clayton B3930-P. The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing by Ewan Clayton. 2014. 407pp. 6.2"x9". Paper
Marks each step in the historical development of writing, and explores the social and cultural impact of every stage: the invention of the alphabet; the replacement of the papyrus scroll with the codex in the late Roman period; the perfecting of printing using moveable type in the fifteenth century and the ensuing spread of literacy; the industrialization of printing during the Industrial Revolution; the impact of artistic Modernism on the written word in the early twentieth century - and of the digital switchover at the century's close.
Please note: This is the paperback edition of The Golden Thread. The hardcover edition of this title, featured in our full print catalog, is no longer available.
A self-teaching DVD for a monoline Italic based handwriting. Highly recommended. This DVD provides an ideal opportunity for modeling and is helpful for parents, teachers, and students who prefer visual instruction. 55 minutes.
B4203. Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering / Rodriguez B4203. The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering by Dina Rodriguez. 2017. 208pp. 8.5"x11". Paper.
Get creative, express yourself, and add that personal touch with hand lettering! With illustrated step-by-step instructions, The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering shows the beginner how to master the art of hand lettering, the composition/design of phrases on the page, and flourishes to embellish the design. It also includes chalk lettering, fun prompts for writing, and 15 projects and gift ideas, ranging from gift tags to a lettered poster to chalk-lettered signs for special events. The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering covers 15 lettering styles - from Black Letter and "melting" to circus and Victorian, as well as serifs and scripts - along with numerous borders, corners, banners, bursts, frames, and other accents.
B3959. Script Lettering and Design / Schneider B3959. Script Lettering and Design: Anywhere, Anytime, and on Anything by Linda Schneider.
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Don’t limit your script repertoire. Like the pointed pen, the pointed brush makes a wider stroke with pressure. In this instructional manual, Linda Schneider shows how you can write Spencerian and Copperplate with a pointed brush marker (or a brush). Create beautiful and colorful script letters anywhere, anytime without having to deal with liquid ink. One section covers brush-written ornamental flourishes. Linda’s favorite brush markers for script are Pitt Brush Pens (M43, M43-LS, M43-LS2) and a Pentel Sign Pen (M97).
B4253. Art of Cursive Penmanship / Sull B4253. The Art of Cursive Penmanship: A Personal Handwriting Program for Adults by Michael Sull. 2018. 176pp. 8.5"x11". Spiral.
***For the original edition with 320 pages in Loose Leaf form, see item B3304***
Unlike traditional primary grade handwriting manuals that seek to introduce the basic techniques of written language to young students, The Art of Cursive Penmanship presents the subject of handwriting as a valuable and spontaneous skill for the adult. In this context, it remains an intimate ability of communication and expression; a personal asset for life.
Authored by internationally recognized master penman, Michael R. Sull, The Art of Cursive Penmanship focuses on practical self-study techniques designed to accommodate anyone's personal or professional schedule. With determined and consistent use, the daily application of these methods will result in progressive improvement of letterforms, legibility, letter spacing, creating one's signature, the appearance of an individual's penmanship, and the physical action of handwriting through proper posture, correct use of hand and arm muscles, paper position, and a comfortable speed of writing. Recommendations are also offered on the most efficient writing instruments to use, so that handwriting becomes a pleasant activity to be enjoyed, rather than an action merely to be effected.
B4305. Happy Hand Lettering /Taylor B4305. Happy Hand Lettering: An Inspirational Guide for Creating Beautiful Words of Life by Maghon Taylor. 2019. 144pp. 9"x10.25". Spiralbound.
Happy Hand Lettering is a colorful and fun guide to learning hand lettering, step by step, drawing inspiration from the Bible throughout. This book is packed full of traceable creative alphabets, and practice pages. It contains many practical ideas for creating handmade gifts such as ornaments, gift tags, and envelopes.
"Maghon's book is about making large letters by hand, joyfully, with a pointed marker, such as a Sharpie. She breaks it down for you and keeps it simple. The instruction moves at very manageable pace. It is like she is there talking to you, showing you, and giving you, each time, only what you need to know for the lesson, including some trace and copy exercise pages for each of the three alphabets you learn. The alphabet styles are common in more contemporary hand lettering; she calls them , my favorite, signature swirl, and print. The second half of the book is a collection of projects to use (and practice) the letters you learn. Each project is also a positive life lesson with inspiration from a passage from the Bible. For example, the "You are strong, bold, beautiful, and brave" project draws inspiration from 1 Thessalonians 5:11: Therefore encourage one another and build one another up."
B2504. At Home with Artistic Penwork (Individual) B2504. At Home with Artistic Penwork
By Stephen A Ziller. 8.5" x 5.25". Paper.
First published in the 1940s for home instruction.
Choose from five instructional books on pointed pen work:
Book 1- Business Writing (68pp)
Book 2 - Artistic Writing: Spencerian & Ornamental (36pp),
Book 3 - Card Writing (32pp),
Book 4 - Engrossing Alphabets (32pp),
Book 5 - Bird & Design Flourishing (48pp)
B4311. Leave Your Mark /Dengo B4311. Leave Your Mark: The Pleasure of Writing by Hand by Monica Dengo. 2019. 128pp, 8.25x9.75". Hardcover
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Through an Italic-based handwriting style, this book opens up the creative potential of handwriting. Warm-up exercises flow into strokes, forms, and joins. Rhythm variations are explored, as are capital forms. The next section moves into the creative potential of handwriting: the weave of the text, the expressivity of marks, abstract writing, and the writing of other cultures. It's colorful, inspiring, and yet structured, and there is the joy of expressing oneself by means of a personal mark and the understanding that handwriting is much more than just the graphic transcription of language, going to the origin of the need for expression.
B4307. Scripsit Issue 41.2.: Graceful Envelope at 25 B4307. Graceful Envelope at 25. Edited by Lorraine Swerdloff. 2019. 48pp. 8.5"x11".
This is the fifth in this popular series and is subtitled Designed, Sealed, and Delivered! It contains contains 270 envelopes (by 147 lettering artists) and celebrates all 25 years (so far) of this mailed-calligraphic-art contest, with a different theme each year. You are treated to four pages each of envelopes for 2019 (Put Your Stamp on It), 2018 (Whatever the Weather), 2017 (Pushing the Envelope), 2016 (Communication), and 2015 (There's No Place Like Home). For each of the earlier years (2014-1995), four to six envelopes are shown. It is a copious and delightful selection of calligraphic envelope art and design. This is Scripsit 41.2, Fall 2019: The Graceful Envelope -- Designed, Sealed, and Delivered: 25 Years of the Graceful Envelope Contest. Scripsit is the journal of the Washington Calligraphers Guild. Members automatically receive Scripsit as part of their membership.