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B4087. Speedball Textbook 24th Edition / Vangalis Hasson
B4087. The Speedball Textbook edited by Angie Vangalis and Randall Hasson. 24th ed. 2015. 120pp. 8-7/8"x 5.5". Paper, wire-bound.

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A worthy manual with exemplars and examples by nearly 70 leading calligraphers. This new edition features a lay-flat spiral binding, more pages of instruction and alphabets (medieval to modern), and inspiring examples of calligraphy in use. For beginner through advanced. The Speedball Textbook was first published in 1915.

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B4087-CANADA. Speedball Textbook 24th Edition including Canada shipping
B4087-CANADA. The Speedball Textbook edited by Angie Vangalis and Randall Hasson. 24th ed. 2015. 120pp. 8-7/8"x 5.5". Paper, wire-bound.

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A worthy manual with exemplars and examples by nearly 70 leading calligraphers. This new edition features a lay-flat spiral binding, more pages of instruction and alphabets (medieval to modern), and inspiring examples of calligraphy in use. For beginner through advanced. The Speedball Textbook was first published in 1915.



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B4087-AIRMAIL. Speedball Textbook 24th Edition including Airmail shipping
B4087-AIRMAIL. The Speedball Textbook edited by Angie Vangalis and Randall Hasson. 24th ed. 2015. 120pp. 8-7/8"x 5.5". Paper, wire-bound.

Price INCLUDES shipping costs via insured AIRMAIL to countries outside the USA.

***This item is for buying the book only. Adding other items will generate additional shipping costs. ***

For shipping via SURFACE mail see B4087-SURFACE

For AIRMAIL shipping to CANADA see B4087-CANADA

A worthy manual with exemplars and examples by nearly 70 leading calligraphers. This new edition features a lay-flat spiral binding, more pages of instruction and alphabets (medieval to modern), and inspiring examples of calligraphy in use. For beginner through advanced. The Speedball Textbook was first published in 1915.



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B4087-SURFACE. Speedball Textbook 24th Edition including Surface shipping
B4087-SURFACE. The Speedball Textbook edited by Angie Vangalis and Randall Hasson. 24th ed. 2015. 120pp. 8-7/8"x 5.5". Paper, wire-bound.

Price INCLUDES shipping costs via SURFACE to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom

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A worthy manual with exemplars and examples by nearly 70 leading calligraphers. This new edition features a lay-flat spiral binding, more pages of instruction and alphabets (medieval to modern), and inspiring examples of calligraphy in use. For beginner through advanced. The Speedball Textbook was first published in 1915.



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B4076. Complete Book of Chalk Lettering, The / McKeehan
B4076. The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering: Create and Develop Your Own Style by Valerie McKeehan. 2015. 176pp. 8"x10". Hardcover

In over 60 lessons, learn the ABCs of lettering (literally) and basic styles: serif, sans serif, and script. Next, how to lay out a design, combine various styles into one cohesive piece, and add shadows and dimension. Master more advanced letter styles, from faceted to ribbon to “vintage circus.” Use banners, borders, flourishes. And finally, 12 projects to show off your newfound skills: including a Winter Wonderland Snow Globe; a smartphone-themed birthday card to text friends and family; a one-of-a-kind party invitation to create, photograph, and mail; and a bake sale sign guaranteed to put everyone who sees it in the mood for a cupcake!




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B4054. Copperplate Calligraphy / Jackson
B4054. Copperplate Calligraphy by Dick Jackson. (1979) 2015. 8.5"x11". 96pp. Paper

Long out of print, this guide to Copperplate Calligraphy is considered one of the best books devoted to Copperplate. Contains very detailed and rigid instructions. Covers the basic strokes of Copperplate, followed by letter-by-letter instruction (numbers too!). Guide sheets are provided. A historical introduction traces the growth of Copperplate from its roots in the French ronde of the seventeenth century to its adaptation by English clerks into their copybooks, and the development of the style known as English Round Hand.



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B3974. Calligraphy: A Complete Guide / Chazal
B3974. Calligraphy: A Complete Guide by Julien Chazal. 2013. 224pp. 8.5"x11". Paper

This lavishly illustrated guide is suitable for beginners, but also has much to offer for more skilled scribes. The book’s 40 alphabets include historical models as well as more contemporary ones.
"It is fabulous - excellent lettering, instruction, examples, and gallery - a real find." Carol DuBosch




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B3401. World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy / Calderhead
The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy: The Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing - History, Craft, Technique, compiled and edited by Christopher Calderhead and Holly Cohen. 2011. 320pp. 10"x10".

Discover the sophisticated beauty of calligraphy from around the world with this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind resource. Using visual examples accompanied by expert commentary, The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy features 55 living scripts, including: Carolingian (Roman), Japanese Hiragana (Japanese), Thuluth (Arabic), Ü-Chen (Tibetan), and Yerushalmi (Hebrew). Each script includes an overview of its origins, traditions, and unique characteristics, while an expanded description includes the kind of writing system used, the direction and sequence of the lines of continuous text, distinctions between majuscule and minuscule, and the principal writing tool. Both a step-by-step guide and sumptuous visual tour, this groundbreaking collection will teach and inspire you.

"[The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy] is phenomenal!" June T., South Africa 11-7-2012




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B3360. Calligraphy in 24 Hours / Kespersaks
Calligraphy in 24 Hours by Veiko Kespersaks. 2011. 176pp. 7.5"x9.75". Paper.

Presents a carefully structured series of 24 one-hour lessons (most to be followed by additional practice before moving to the next lesson). The exercises teach letterforms, develop consistency & speed, and present projects: greeting cards, invitations, wall hangings, place settings, and more. The author is from Finland and currently works in London.



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B3160. Hand Lettering / Donley & Singh
Hand Lettering: Simple, Creative Styles for Cards, Scrapbooks & More by Marci Donley & DeAnn Singh. 2009. 128pp. 8.5" x 10". Paper.

Marci Donley, author of Simple Stroke Calligraphy has created, with DeAnn Singh, another exciting lettering book that will help you construct creative letters to enhance your cards, envelopes, journals, and other projects. They present you with a wide range of alphabets, inspired by type, traditional calligraphy, and illustration. These easily executed styles will work with many different subjects and types of artwork, whether for rubber stamping cards & books, making albums, or creating artists books & trading cards. A section teaches you how to make your own styles and modifications.

The authors called upon other professional lettering artists to bring you more than a dozen styles with easy to follow instructions and diagrams. You are treated to the work of Jane Shibata, Susy Ratto, Carol Pallesen, Karin Gable, Sylvia Kowal, Carrie Imai, & Melissa Dinwiddie. The book starts with the basic Roman hand, goes into italic monoline, Whimsy, Draftsman, Bungalow style, brush writing, Clothesline and much more, with samples and suggestions to go along with each style.




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