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B4204. The Calligrapher's Business Handbook / Thorpe B4204. The Calligrapher's Business Handbook: Pricing and Policies for Lettering Artists by Molly Suber Thorpe. 2017. 72pp. 8" x 10". Paper
In this guide to the best practices and pricing strategies for calligraphers and lettering artists, the author of Modern Calligraphy shares her hard-earned insights. Whether you're starting out in creative freelancing, transitioning from a different profession, or running a lettering business that just needs a boost, you will welcome the invaluable ideas in this handbook. Molly has packed these pages with advice covering a range of topics for freelance calligraphers and hand-lettering artists, including: what prices professional calligraphers charge for their services; when to charge a flat rate and when to charge by the hour; how to charge for work for companies and for individual use; how to navigate copyright licensing, knowing your rights, what to include in a project contract, when and how to offer discounts or freebies; and how to get the most bang for your advertising budget, especially when just starting. Full-color throughout.
B4022. Scripsit 36.1: Books Arts Issue B4022. Scripsit Book Arts Issue. 2014. 32pp. 8.5"x11". Paper
A gallery of bookworks from nine calligraphers who make books, with comments from the artists and showing a wide range of ways to combine letters and books. The exciting and inspiring works are from David McGrail, Suzanne Moore, Nancy Ruth Leavitt, Elizabeth McKee, Yukimi Annand, Marina Soria, Eliza Holliday, Carol Barton, and Sue Smith.
B4167. Medieval Women / Jackson B4167. Medieval Women by Deirdre Jackson. 2015. 200pp. 9.2"x9.8". Hardcover
This compelling and richly illustrated book explores how women were perceived by others and how they saw themselves—as lovers, wives, mothers, intellectuals, women of God, and members of a vibrant and volatile society. Includes chapters on sexuality, marriage, motherhood, learning, prayer, partronage, and work.
B3940. Outliers / Gladwell B3940. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. 2008. 336pp. 8.2" x 5.4". Paper
"It charts people, in many walks of life, who have succeeded and the common factors that can produce success, providing insights that are applicable to us as calligraphers/artists of all levels. The book is fascinating, absorbing, and written with great clarity." Peter Thornton
B4181. Dual Letter /Tohyama B4181. Dual Letter by Yumi Tohyama. 2006. 106pp. 10.2"x7.3". Hardcover.
Yumi Tohyama has created a system of writing where English words, composed of alphabetic characters, are presented in kanji form. To form the kanji equivalent of the English word, she varies size, shape, position, and orientation of the western letters. The resulting character can be read both as a Japanese kanji (Chinese) character and as an English word composed of individual letters. She then combines these characters/words to create calligraphic textual/textural compositions. In this beautiful and exquisite book, she explains her premise (in both Japanese and English) and presents 66 dual-letter works.
B368. Ames Compendium of Practical.../Ames B368. Ames Compendium of Practical & Ornamental Penmanship By Daniel T.Ames. 1883. Reprint 1978. 60pp. 8.5"x11". Three-ring Binder
Eight pages of good instruction on writing and letterforms (Spencerian & Copperplate) are followed by examples and alphabets. Flourishing (birds, feathers, etc.) is next, followed by pages of 19th-century ornamental lettering of all sorts. If you are interested in pointed pen writing, this book is a must buy.
B4050. Handgeschriebene Schriften B4050. Handgeschriebene Schriften by Franz Endress. 2012. 64pp. 4"x6.25". Paper.
A reprint of a German lettering manual, circa 1914. The 48 hands presented include monoline scripts with and without serifs, broad-edged cursive alphabets, and a variety of Blackletter alphabets: Schwabacher, Fraktur, and several variations of Deutche (German) Schrift. It is reminiscent of the early Speedball Textbooks, though in a smaller format. This 64 page single signature book is bound in an unusual way. The signature and cover are sewn together with continuous stitches along the spine with a sewing machine. Text is in German.
Handgeschriebene Schriften Schriften vorlagen für einfache und leicht auszuführende beschriftungen in verschiedenartiger anwendung in der technik, fur Gewerbe, Schule und Haus, auch für den Selbstunterricht zusammengestellt von Franz Endress.
Handwritten Letters: Model alphabets that are simple and easy to follow, which have a wide variety of applications in industry, business, school, and home. Also for self-study. Compiled by Franz Endress