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!
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)
B4146. Calligraphy: A Comprehensive Guide to Beautiful Lettering B4146. Calligraphy: A Comprehensive Guide to Beautiful Lettering by Jane Sullivan. 2016. 120pp. 8.25"x11". Hardcover
Discover the timeless art of beautiful writing! This introduction to creating calligraphy combines beginner-friendly clarity with thorough guidance and gorgeous examples. Introduces nine major calligraphic styles, with detailed diagrams and tips for writing each letter. Sub-sections include histories of each alphabet, step-by-step tutorials for embellishing your calligraphy, and ways to showcase your elegant lettering. Full color photographs and illustrations throughout.
B4173. Hand Lettering 101 B4173. Hand Lettering 101: An Introduction to the Art of Creative Lettering. 2016. 112 pp. 10.5"x9.7". Hardcover spiral.
This book will guide you through each letter of the alphabet, go over the technique behind connecting letters, give tips on how to mix and match your fonts, and finally lead you to make six finished projects! This is an introduction, so no experience is needed! Chalkfulloflove was created to encourage, inspire and make you giggle, so just pour yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and settle in to start your own unique, adorable lettering creations!
Hardcover, oversized gold wire-o binding and gold corner protectors; Step by step instructions on how to create various fonts and designs; Thick premium paper, perfect for lettering; Beautiful coffee table book and practical workbook
B3345. Real Pen Work / Knowles & Maxim B3345. Real Pen Work: Self-Instructor Manual in Penmanship (1881) by Knowles & Maxim. 2003 reprint. 64pp, with CD. 11"x8.5". Paper
Facsimilie reproduction of the original edition.
A nice reproduction of a manual that has stroke and alphabet instruction for Spencerian Script in a larger format that most. The large off-hand flourishing section has a page of bird parts for practice and then an assortment of birds as well as a fish, an eagle, swans, a lion, stags, horses, busts of babies and adults, and a fan. Includes a CD of all the images in PDF, JPEG and TIF formats.-
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.
B4046. More Creative Lettering / Doh B4046. More Creative Lettering: Techniques & Tips from Top Artists by Jenny Doh. 2015. 144pp. 8"x10". Paper.
This sequel to Creative Lettering showcases 15 entirely new contributors, both well-known and those who should be. All the artists provide tips on their favorite forms of hand-lettering and tools, complete alphabets, and how-to projects based on their signature styles. New techniques include hand-lettering on chalkboards and photographs.
B4219. Incorporating Modern Flourishes / Cheng B4219. Incorporating Modern Flourishes into Your Lettering by Jarrin Cheng. 2017. 88pp. 8.5"x11". Paper, spiral binding.
Once you have learned your letters, it is time to enliven and embellish your letters and words with loops, swoops, turns, and extensions - in short, flourishing. This guide and trace-and-copy workbook takes you through flourishing rules, various components of flourishes, how to enter and exit letters, how to compose a flourished layout, and how to evaluate your work. Then, with trace-and-copy pages, you learn a variety of flourishes for each letter, from A-Z, both capital and small letters. The book is best with brush markers, and for beginners the author recommends the Tombow Hard Fudenosuke brush pen. (If you use a pointed metal nib, the workbook pages are good with Walnut Crystals and McCaffery’s Penman ink, but Higgins Eternal feathers.)
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.