Since 1981 John Neal, Bookseller has supplied calligraphers, lettering artists, illuminators, bookbinders, type and papercraft enthusiasts worldwide with books, tools, and materials. We also publish Letter Arts Review, a full color journal on the lettering arts, and Bound & Lettered, a quarterly magazine on making books and making letters.
N113. Nikko G Nib These nibs from Japan are hand cut, extremely smooth, and long lasting. They are chrome plated and have a medium flex. Great for Spencerian. Smooth writing with no burrs or scratchiness. Highly recommended by Michael Sull. Extremely popular with pointed pen men and women!
S741. Finetec Artist Color Gold Set Fine-tec Mica Artist Color Set
Set of 6
Made of mica, a natural product that offers a wide variety of metallic shades, from gold and silver to iridescent, shining pearl colors. Can be dissolved with water and applied with a brush. Ideal for creating special effects and highlighting. Can be blended. Colors adhere to all absorbent surfaces, such as paper, wood, gypsum, etc. A sell-out at IAMPETH this past summer. Colors: Tibet Gold, Inca Gold, Arabic Gold, Gold Pearl, Moon Gold, Sterling Silver.
The Ornamental Wood Holder has intricate ornamental turnings inspired by those on the Century Penholders. Color of holder varies.
The Tapered Wood Holder has a finely tapered classic shape. All Tapered are the same dark brown/black color.
The Ebony Wood Holder has the same design as the Ornamental version, but is made out of a very dark (almost black) African hardwood. This version is slightly heavier than the other versions.
The Zanerian Wood Holder is made using the same wood (and colors) as the Ornamental version. The Zanerian design is a very slim shaft with a small finial on the tip.
Each style has the standard brass flange (fitted for the Nikko G nib) and overall length of 6.5-6.75".
B2982. John Stevens SCRIBE: Artist of the Written Word B2982. John Stevens SCRIBE: Artist of the Written Word. 2013. 264pp. 8.75"x11.25". Hardcover
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A profusely illustrated, full-color retrospective of John Stevens' work with letterforms. Includes calligraphy and lettering -- artworks, personal work, experimental work, commissioned work -- as well as graphic work and type design. His body of work spans paper to stone, books to walls, hand-lettering to type and the digital realm.
In the text, John presents his approach to a design or work and his thoughts on letterforms, and continues with a discussion on tools, teaching, design and writing in general. Using his body of work as example, he makes the case that divisions between fine arts and graphic arts are mostly irrelevant.
Please visit the Scribe page on www.JohnNealBooks.com for a video by John Stevens on the book, a sample spread, and a book review by the Carolina Lettering Arts Society here: www.johnnealbooks.com/Scribe
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