B4049. Handmade Type Workshop / Rivers B4049. Handmade Type Workshop: Tips, Tools & Techniques for Creating Custom Typography by Charlotte Rivers. 2011. 175pp. 7.5"x10.2".
This book covers a wide range of lettering and alphabets: illustrated or hand-drawn; printed, stitched, or cut; ones digitally drawn; three-dimensional ones; and ones that use photography. Profile and gallery spreads alternate with tutorial spreads. There is a lot of fun in the book - letters to delight your eye and to give your ideas to try. The tutorials are an excellent addition.
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, fun and inspirational guide to learning hand lettering, step by step. 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.
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)