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HIGH RESOLUTION JNB Catalog
summer 2016
Supplying calligraphers, lettering artists, illuminators, bookbinders, and papercraft
enthusiasts worldwide with books, tools, and materials since 1981.
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2 Jan Pickett (B4090)
13 Angie Vangalis and Randall Hasson (B4087)
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QUICK INDEX
Artists’ Books & Journals,
Bookbinding Books 59-66
Bookbinding Supplies 59-61
Bound & Lettered 64
Brush Lettering Books 2, 17
Brush Pens & Waterbrushes 36,
37, 47
Brushes 23, 24
Brush Markers 37
Calligraphy Books 2-13, 68
Copperplate/Spencerian 52-58
Easels 29
Fine Papers 24-25
Fountain Pens 34-36, 58
Gilding 50, 51
Gouache 46, 47, 49
Guidelines, Rulers, Erasers
3, 28
Handwriting 18, 53
Hebrew 8, 12
Holders (straight) 32, 33, 40
Holders (oblique) 56, 57
Illumination Books 14-16
Inks & Ink Sticks 41, 43-46, 48-49
Inkwells, Dappen Dishes 42, 57
Left-handers 18, 35, 38, 39
Letter Arts Review 67
Lettercarving 17
Light Pads 29
Markers & Pens: Monoline 39, 41
Markers: Chisel edge 18, 38, 39
Metallics 38, 39, 46-49, 61, 68
Nibs: Broad edge 30
Nibs: Pointed 55-57
Pads 26, 27, 49
Pens: Automatic & Ruling 31, 32
Quills 40 Suede 32
Pilot Parallel & Plumix Pens
34, 35
Spencerian 27, 37, 43, 54-58
Saint John’s Bible 15
Vellum 50
Weddings (Books) 8, 18
Zentangle 19, 66
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CALLIGRAPHY
B3962. Happy
Lettering with
B4023. Calligraphy: A
the Right
Complete Course with Pointed
Tools by
Pencil, Pen, and Brush
Marika
by Barbara Calzolari and
KoskimäkiAlessandro Salice. 2016. 255pp.
Ketelä. 2013.
5.75"x7.75". Concealed-spiral
48pp. Paper
$22.50
hardcover $24.95. This book is
This enthusiastic book provides instruction on
not yet available. You are
lettering with ruling pens – traditional ones and the
encouraged to order now. Your
newer ones made specifically for lettering. The author
card will not be charged for the
book until shortly before it ships. Free media mail shipping includes how-to make a folded pen from an aluminum
can, which she calls Can Pens (they are also called Cola
(USA only) on pre-publication orders.
Pens). Some instruction is also included for Automatic
A new instructional book for lettering with
pencil (monoline Roman majuscules), gel pen Pens and Suede Pens.
(monoline script), pointed pen (Copperplate), and brush
B4081. Heart of the Brush:
(Barbara’s brush script). Warm up exercises, exemplar
The Splendor of East Asian
alphabets, letter-by-letter instruction, and writing
Calligraphy by Kazuaki
exercises are included. Text is in English.
Tanahashi. 2016. 390pp. 7"x10".
Paper $27.95. JNB $24.95
B4089. The ABC of Custom
This comprehensive
Lettering by Ivan Castro. 2016.
and accessible (and
176 pages. 8.5"x10.25". $29.95
beautiful)
intro
to the history and
This practical
art of Asian calligraphy presents
and inspirational
150 characters, each in three
workbook features easy-todifferent styles. The examples are chosen for their
follow, step-by-step instructions
beauty and are by a variety of masters. For each
for hand-drawing a range of
letterforms, from Modern Roman character, stroke order is shown along with the
meaning, etymology, and source pictograph. On the
and Gothic to Latin, Script, and Interlocked. Offering
facing page is Kaz’s interpretation of the character,
traditional instruction methods with a modern twist,
full page.
this reference also comes with gallery sections for
inspiration and accompanying projects to practice
B4077. Learn to Draw
your technique.
Calligraphy Nature
by Andrew Fox. 2016. 76pp.
B4091. Simply Calligraphy: A
6.25"x8.25". Hardcover $14.99
Beginner's Guide to Elegant
In his first book,
Lettering by Judy Detrick. 2016.
Andrew Fox showed us
96pp. 7-3/8"x9". Paper $14.99
how
to
make
animals with just a
This is a great
few strokes of a calligraphy pen.
teach-yourself
introduction to calligraphy (and a Now he shares again, this time with a fun series of
minimalistic nature drawings. From acorns, beetles,
great beginners’ class textbook).
daffodils, and hedgehogs to snowflakes and clouds, the
The book keeps it simple, focusing on only one
drawings are simple to create and easily recognizable
alphabet, Italic. This user-friendly guide presents the
(some more than others). For children of all ages; good
basics in an easy-to-understand way.
for entry-level artists. Includes pad and calligraphy
B4090. Decorated Lettering by
marker.
Jan Pickett. 2016. 128pp. 8"x10".
Paper $21.95. Available June 2016.
A highly visual guide
S963
to the techniques and
materials for decorated calligraphy with a strong contemporary
feel. The variety of colorful
exercises and projects provide
a fresh, modern look, but are still grounded with
traditional letterforms. Inspiration abounds, and each
chapter is accompanied by a wave of ideas for using
techniques from embossing to watercolor. Jan is a
Fellow of the SSI.
S963. Fine Leather Roll-up. Slide your pens, brushes,
B4084. Art and Text by Aimee
& holders into the compartments, roll up and secure
Selby. 2016. 288pp. 9"x11".
with the straps, and you’re on your way. 13 slots for 17 or
Paper $29.95
more items. The top flap folds over to hold and protect
Explores the use of
your writing tools in style. Finely crafted with top grain
text in modern
Serengeti™ cowhide in a warm, chestnut brown tone
artworks through a series of
with contrasting waxed linen stitching. Approximately
three essays and a lavishly
11" x 20" flat, rolls to around 4". Slots are each approxiillustrated survey of artists who
mately 3.75" deep x 1.5" wide. $110.00
use text as an artistic medium
and for whom it constitutes a major aspect of their work.
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Denise Lach
B3244. Calligraphy
by Denise Lach.
2009. 192pp.
9.25"x10.25".
Paper $22.50
Now available in
paperback.
This striking and
original book is a
gallery of Denise
Lach's calligraphic
work and techniques. She presents the tools she uses in her work,
each with illustrative examples: broad edge nibs,
Automatic pens, Pilot Parallel pen, and music nib
(for writing the notes, not the 5-line staff the notes
are placed on), plus reed pens & bamboo pens,
felt-tip pens, and brushes. There are multi-page
sections on using the ruling pen, cola pen (made
from an aluminum soda can), and pipettes as
lettering tools.
Reggie Ezell
Instructional
Calligraphy DVDs
from Reggie Ezell for beginning
and intermediate students. Each
video is approximately 60 minutes
(except as noted) and covers “all
aspects” of the topic. Reggie has
taught calligraphy for over 30 years,
and his yearlong courses have been
among the most highly
regarded and sought after in the
U.S. and Canada. These DVDs
are formatted for North
American DVD players.
$15.00 each
SPECIAL OFFER:
Order four or more of Reggie’s
new instructional DVDs (in any
assortment) and the price is only
$12.00 each.
DVD59. Basic Blackletter
(approx 70 min.).
DVD55. Italic Minuscules.
DVD56. Carolingian
Minuscules (approx 30 min.).
DVD57. Pointed Brush Basics.
DVD58. Basic Romans.
DVD63. Drawn Romans (3hrs).
B4083. Journeys
in Calligraphy:
Inspiring Scripts
from Around the
World by Denise
Lach. 2015. 192pp.
9.25"x10.2".
Hardcover $37.50
Alphabets
are the
perfect springboard
for calligraphic
experimentation. From India to Ethiopia, Tibet and
beyond, Lach has travelled widely in the world of
script. Here, she documents complex and simple
characters, playful shapes and vibrant colors, which
she then translates into her own visual art. She
demonstrates the exciting design possibilities offered
by script: you can repeat, turn, mirror, and rotate
letters; you can also experiment with rhythms,
contrasts, colors, and line widths.
B4070. Reggie Ezell
Portfolios. Reggie has
created four
different
instructional packets,
to use alone or as
accompaniments to his
instructional DVDs.
Included in each packet
are color exemplars, a
color transparency, guidelines for several size nibs,
stroke sequence page, pages of instructions, and a Nib
Equivalency Guide – all enclosed in heavy weight card
portfolio. Choose: Italic, Carolingian, Basic Romans,
Basic Blackletter. $12.95 each
GL08. Guidelines for Calligraphy
by Reggie Ezell. Contains
42 pages of writing lines,
slant lines, instruction, and more.
Sheets are all 8.5"x11". These
guidelines are unique because they
are printed in a specific percentage of gray, which allows
the user to copy them for themselves at any darker or
lighter setting, as individual projects may require. The
paper itself is a high quality and heavier weight that
should hold up through years of handling. $17.95
See page 28 for more guidelines.
B4028. 100 New York Calligraphers by Cynthia Maris Dantzic. 2015. 238pp. 9"x12".
Hardcover $50.00. SALE $42.23. Free media mail shipping (USA only).
Encompassing a wide range of calligraphy in many languages and hands or
styles, this book presents a visual treasury of works by 100 contemporary
scribes, all of whom were either born in New York or studied or worked in the city. From
English and its related Romance languages to a wide range of Asian and Middle Eastern
alphabets and non-alphabetic characters, the more than 550 examples of beautiful writing
create a rich visual smorgasbord. Traditional uses of hand-lettered calligraphy are shown,
including event invitations and envelopes, certificates and awards, and quotes and sayings framed as artwork. The
examples also include contemporary applications and nontraditional forms, such as graffiti and experimental
calligraphy that is not formed from readable characters. All are hand-wrought and human-made, using pointed
or broad-edged pens, whether quill or steel, or a brush or other simple tool.
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Luca Barcellona
CALLIGRAPHY
B3445. Celebrate Calligraphy. 2011.
78pp. 8.25"x11.75". Paper $39.95
Exquisite calligraphy, illumination,
heraldry, and lettering selected from
the most recent work of SSI Fellows
and Lay Members. Includes a wide
array of traditional and contemporary work to delight your eye and
inspire your scribal soul. This colorfilled exhibition catalog celebrates
the 90th anniversary of the Society of
Scribes & Illuminators.
B2919. Celebration of Calligraphy:
Seventy-Five Years of the Society of
Scribes & Illuminators. 1996. 64pp.
8.25"x11.75". Paper $29.95
Another great SSI Catalog filled with
calligraphic eye candy, English style.
Gottfried Pott
B1898.
Die Passion des
Schreibens
(The Passion of the
Letter) by Gottfried
Pott. 2011. 47pp.
8.25"x11.50".
Paper $29.95
Full-color catalog of the 2011
exhibition of Gottfried Pott’s work at
the Klingspor Museum in Offenbach
Germany. Text in German. Profusely
illustrated.
Adolf Bernd
CR7-2.
Calligraphy
Review
(Adolf Bernd)
Vol 7, No 2. 8.5"x11". 64pp. $11.00
Peter Thornton has been introducing
this German lettering artist’s work at
summer conferences and at workshops. Bernd’s watercolors combine
letters with panels of nuanced color.
This regular issue contains an 8-page
article on Bernd’s work, accompanied
by 10 examples, 5 in full color.
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B3870. Take Your Pleasure Seriously by
Luca Barcellona. 2012. 224pp. 7.5"x10.5".
Hardcover $99.00
Features commissioned work and personal
pieces in hundreds of images (many never
before published) of the letters
and letterwork of Luca
Barcellona, an
internationallyknown calligrapher,
designer, and graffiti
artist. He uses both historical letterforms and contemporary, original ones in striking and
expressive compositions. Includes an
interview by Chaz Bojórquez. Over 250 fullcolor plates. Text by Luca Barcellona, Giovanni
De Faccio and Nicola “DeeMo” Peressoni. Foldout poster jacket. Luca’s work was featured in
Letter Arts Review issue 23-3.
Luca Barcellona shatters
the boundaries as he
blends his street
sensibility with fine
penmanship.
– Letter Arts Review
B3398. WordsWork: Calligraphy and Lettering Art of
Australia and New Zealand
2009-2010. 150pp.
8.75"x11.25". Paper $29.95.
JNB $24.95
Presents the talents of 72
Australian and New Zealand
calligraphers and lettering
artists. It is a showcase of traditional and non-traditional calligraphic art, from works on canvas, vellum,
and paper to sculptures, book art, clothing, ceramics and more. 170 color
photos. Full-color throughout.
THOMAS INGMIRE
B3840. Things that Dream:
Contemporary Calligraphic
Artists’ Books. 2012. 556pp.
12.75"x9.25". Hardcover $99.00
Price includes shipping in the USA.
For five years, calligrapher
Thomas Ingmire has provided
text and heads for sixteen one-ofa-kind books of poetry of Pablo
Neruda and Federico García Lorca. This collaborative effort included poet
and model Mary Julia Klimenko, artist Manuel Neri, and design binders
Daniel E. Kelm, Kylin Lee, and others at the Wide Awake Garage bindery.
This catalog is generously illustrated in full color with large-format doublepage images from the books. The text is in English and Spanish and by Bruce
Nixon, with additional contributions by Mark Dimunation, Joseph Goldyne,
Michael A. Keller, Roberto G. Trujillo, and Steve Woodall. Spanish title: Cosas
que sueñan: Libros de artistas caligráficos contemporaneous.
B900. Words of Risk: The Art of Thomas Ingmire by
Michael Gullick. 1989. 90pp. 65 illus., many in full
color. 9"x12". Paper $25.00. SALE $16.99
Using words as subjects, Ingmire’s work has
progressed from the transcription of texts
to complex multi-layered visual statements. His
juxtaposition of and interplay between words &
images challenge the traditional role of calligraphy
as “decorated writing.” The book describes the work
and working process of Ingmire and reproduces
virtually all of his major pieces, many in full color.
B2614. Codici 1. Edited by Thomas Ingmire. 2003. 64pp. 8.5"x11". Paper $22.95
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HERMANN
ZAPF
B4068. Hermann Zapf:
Thoughts & Sketches,
1941-1945. 2015. 160pp.
8.5"x6.25". Hardcover $75.00
This facsimile
edition reproduces
three early sketchbooks of
Hermann Zapf, actual size,
printed in full-color from scans
made directly from the
originals, utilizing fine-line
screen offset lithography on
archival uncoated paper.
Seventy-one compositions
– each a small masterpiece
– indicate the breadth of
Hermann Zapf ’s artistic
abilities during this period.
Watercolor paintings, pen and
pencil sketches, and, above all,
gems of calligraphic art exhibit
his wide capabilities and
formidable skill. A treasure
trove for lovers of the letter arts.
Limited edition.
LR29-3. Letter Arts Review
Vol. 29 No. 3. 64pp. 8.5"x11".
Paper $14.50
Hermann Zapf Tribute
issue. Contains articles
by Jerry Kelly and others. Also
contains a good deal of heretofore
unpublished materials. See page
67 for Letter Arts Review
subscription info.
B3435. About More Alphabets: The Types of Hermann Zapf by Jerry Kelly
with a foreword by Robert Bringhurst. 2011. 112pp. 4.5"x7". Hardcover $35.00
In 1960, the Typophiles published a now-treasured chapbook on Hermann
Zapf ’s metal faces. More than 50 years later, this new volume brings you up-todate, presenting a selection of his major alphabet design projects. Even as letterforms have changed from metal to phototype to digital, Zapf has continued to
produce exceptional typefaces – most drawing from pen-made forms. The book
is filled with type drawings and trials and other illustrations, some rarely seen.
Purchase your copy of this finely-printed letter art treasure designed by Jerry
Kelly. (The first Zapf chapbook can command $100 or more used.).
B3892. Zapf
Exhibition:
The Calligraphy of
Hermann
& Gudrun
Zapf. 2011.
64pp.
7.125"x10.125". Paper $29.95
This elegantly produced exhibition catalog presents: the Zapfs’ letter art from
Pen & Graver (1939-41) to designs for digital versions of Diotima (2008); pieces
done with broad-edged pen as well as ballpoint pen alphabets; manuscript
books and book design for print; screen-printed and one-off works; and
sketches, specimen sheets, and proofs for metal and digital typefaces (Diotima,
Colombine, Optima, and Zapfino). English text.
B3796. What Our Lettering Needs:
The Contribution of Hermann Zapf to
Calligraphy & Type Design at Hallmark
Cards by Rick Cusick. 2012. 136pp.
6.75"x10". Paper $24.95
A thorough account of Hermann
Zapf ’s contributions to the calligraphic
and typographic artistry of Hallmark
Cards. A tribute to Zapf ’s philosophy: the artist’s challenge is “to ensure,
despite technology and mass production, that beauty is never lost.” Beautifully
illustrated & printed in color on Mohawk superfine.
Gottfried Pott
In addition to having over 100 examples of Pott’s calligraphy, Calligraphic Symphonies itself is a masterful
piece of book design. It is a hardcover book with boards
covered with sage book cloth, blind
embossed with an example of Pott’s
calligraphic art. The text is in two
languages and two colors, with the
German in blue and the English in
olive. The book is full of delights,
including a double gatefold in the
center of the book.
B3377. Calligraphic Symphonies
/Kalligrafische Sinfonien by
Gottfried Pott. 2010. 224pp. 9.5"x11.5". Cloth $95.00
toll free:
Chapters include: “Recent History of Lettering,”
“The Handwritten Form,” “Quality Takes Effort,
Beauty Is the Reward,” “Immersion and Spontaneity,”
“Movement Made Visible: the Calligraphic Line,” “The
Schreibmeisterbuch,” “Source and
Impulses,” “The Value of Composing and Designing,” “Playful
Experimenting,” and “Creating Images from Letters.” Text in English
and German. Pott is an internationally known calligrapher and
teacher. Pott’s Music of Lettering is
out of print and unavailable.
See www.JohnNealBooks.com for
instructional books by Gottfried Pott.
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B4030. The Eternal Letter:
Two Millennia of the Classical
Roman Capital edited by
Paul Shaw. 2015. 264pp.
9.125"x11.5". Hardcover
$54.95. JNB $44.95
This is a lavishly
illustrated
examination of the enduring
influence of the classical Roman capital letter. Its
chapters – by highly regarded practitioners in the
fields of typography, lettering, and stone carving –
discuss the subtleties of the classical letterforms,
different iterations of it over the years, and the works
of famous typographers and craftsmen. Contributors
include John E. Benson, Nicholas Benson, Matthew
Carter, Ewan Clayton, Lance Hidy, Jost Hochuli,
Jonathan Hoefler, Richard Kindersley, Scott-Martin
Kosofsky, Gerry Leonidas, Martin Majoor, Steve
Matteson, James Mosley, Tom Perkins, Yves Peters,
Werner Schneider, Paul Shaw, Julian Waters,
Maxim Zhukov.
B4029. The Irish Hand: Scribes
and their Manuscripts from the
Earliest Times by Timothy
O’Neill. 2014. 148pp. 9.5"x12".
Hardcover $57.95. JNB $49.93
This revised and
expanded edition has
high quality, full-color digital
images of the works of Irish
scribes throughout the centuries. (The original edition
was in black & white.) The first part is a survey of the
manuscript tradition, followed by essays and full-page
images for thirty-one of the great books of Ireland. The
context, contents, and history of each manuscript are
given, accompanied by a full-page illustration. The
second part surveys the work of the scribes from a
practical perspective, examining script and lettering in
detail. Extracts are given from fifty-two manuscripts,
transliterated and translated, with a commentary on
the pen work. The Irish Hand covers 1,500 years of
Irish script and letter design from the sixth to the
twenty-first century.
YVES LETERME
B4006.
Yves
Leterme: Litterae
is a unique boxed
collection of 24
calligraphic works,
finely printed on
individual sheets of
cover stock, approximately 8¼" x 5⅞". The works are all
Latin quotations, each masterfully rendered by Yves in a
calligraphically fitting style. The reverse side of each
sheet contains the Latin text again along with an English
and Dutch translation. The accompanying 36-page book
(in English) provides background for the quotes and the
calligraphy – Yves is a classical scholar as well as a
skilled scribe. The Roman authors, their work, and the
chosen quotations
are discussed, and
Yves provides an
account of the
creation for each of
the 24 calligraphic
compositions. Both
the works and the
small book are
full-color and are
presented in a stylish gift box. $50.00
Available again as a
digital book!
B3418. Thoughtful
Gestures: The Calligraphic Art of Yves
Leterme. 2011. 96pp.
8.25"x9". $15.00
Note: The print version is
sold out. This is a digital
book in PDF form.
Belgian calligrapher
Yves Leterme first discusses his gestural writing, providing practical info on letterforms (size, ascenders &
descenders), speed & rhythm, word & line spacing, the
calligraphic line, and the effect of the writing instrument. The second section is a presentation of his recent
commissions and commercial work, including body
painting, murals and work on fabric. The last section
showcases his personal artwork, the gesso pieces, including the technical and philosophical aspects of their
creation. Over 100 full-color photos of his work. It is an
instructive read as well as a catalog of Leterme's distinctive lettering art.
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DENIS BROWN
DVD54. Italic Rhythm to Polyrhythmic Calligraphy: Expanding
Writing Dynamics DVD. Be coached by a master and
bring your calligraphy to life. Learn vital gestures,
thanks to video, as well as letterforms. Nine hours
of instruction, demonstrations, and inspiration
in a two-disc set. Includes 12 guide sheets as
printable PDFs. Standard edition. $59.95.
Price includes USA shipping. Please note: the
DVDs are for computer playback only.
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B2132. Calligraphy by Claude Mediavilla. CLAUDE MEDIAVILLA
1996. 336 pp. 10"x13". Hardcover $150.00
An encyclopedic treatment of calligraphy: tools and materials, the history
of writing & script, the historical hands (Roman caps, Rustic, Roman cursive,
Uncial, Carolingian, Gothic scripts, Renaissance writing styles – including
22 model alphabets with ductus), the writing masters, the 20th century
calligraphic revival, and calligraphy & abstract painting. Full of color illustrations from historical sources and from contemporary scribes. It is also full
of Mediavilla’s work, which is seldom seen in the USA. 490 illustrations,
200 in color.
B4071. Nice Rendition: Cheryl Wheeler’s Lyrics in Calligraphy.
2010. 159pp. 9.25"x12.25". Hardcover $40.00
In this book, 60 artists have interpreted the words of 73 Cheryl Wheeler songs. Cheryl's
striking lyrics, of love and all the rest of life, some serious and others lighthearted,
become visual on the pages of this book through the pens of talented calligraphers,
including Gemma Black, Barbara Close, Georgia Deaver, Carol DuBosch, Ward Dunham,
Connie Furgason, Mike Gold, Mike Kecseg, Sherie Loveler, Judy Melvin, Carol Pallesen,
and Sharon Zeugin. Let the book astound you with its breadth of imagery, but also in
its depth of intensity. For a special treat, watch and listen to Cheryl on YouTube as she
performs a song while you view its calligraphic rendition. Full-color throughout. The
book was put together by Carole March and Aimee Michaels.
B2929.While
You’re Reading
by Gerard Unger.
2007. 240pp.
6.75"x9.5".
Hardcover $34.95.
SALE $14.93
This
book is
about everything that happens while
you are reading – in front of your eyes
and inside your head – and about what
type designers, typographers, and
graphic designers bring to a page to
make reading happen. Renowned type
designer Gerard Unger explores topics
including legibility, invisible typography, pattern recognition, the reading
process, the ergonomics of letterforms,
the universe of signs, and typographic
illusions.
B2777.
Wordplay: The
Philosophy, Art,
and Science of
Ambigrams by
John Langdon.
2005. Revised
edition. 224pp. 8"x8". Paper. $15.00.
SALE $7.50
Ambigrams are a visual
lettering trick – the word
reads the same when you turn the page
upside down. This updated collection
includes 50 additional examples plus a
section in full-color. Many of the
mind-bending examples involve full
circles of lettering. Each ambigram is
accompanied by a short essay, some
serious, some witty.
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B3930-P. The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing
by Ewan Clayton. 2014. 407pp. 6.2"x9". Paper $17.95.
JNB $16.15
A wonderfully written history of writing,
from the invention of the alphabet
through the replacement of the papyrus scroll with
the codex; the perfecting of printing from metal type
in the 1400s and the ensuing spread of literacy; the
industrialization of printing; the visual aspects of the written word in the
early 20th century; and the digital switchover at the century’s close.
Highly recommended.
B2783. The Calligraphic Line: Thoughts on the Art of Writing by HansJoachim Burgert. 2nd edition. Translated by Brody Neuenschwander.
(1989) 2002. Approx 177pp. 8.5"x11". Paper Spiral $35.00
Presents Burget’s perspective on the role of form and function in calligraphy and writing, the history of the graphic form (symbol/writing/
calligraphy), plus the need for and development of cursive writing and
alphabets. The second section presents Burgert’s thoughts on the place
of calligraphy in the Western world after the invention of printing from
type and calligraphy’s relationship to type. Note that this is a photocopy
production. The quality of the illustrations varies but all are photocopies.
Michael Harvey
B3880. Adventures
with Letters: A Memoir
by Michael Harvey. 2012.
236pp. 8.5"x10.75".
Hardcover $55.00.
JNB $49.95
Through hundreds of
illustrations, this book
brings together the many facets of Michael Harvey’s
work: lettering for book jackets and other projects,
lettercutting in wood and stone, type design, and
teaching. Designed by the author. Printed in full color
throughout.
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B3925.
Scripsit
35.1.
2013. 33pp.
4.5"x11".
Paper
$20.00
In this
copiously
illustrated
issue, seven scribes offer personal
views into their motivations, early
influences, and work processes
through both their words and their
works. The calligraphic artists
featured in this issue are Annie
Cicale, Annie Cowie, Laurie Doctor,
Katherine Malmsten, Carrie Imai,
Charles Pearce, and Ieuan Reese.
B3206. Graceful
Envelope III
Scripsit edited
by Lorraine
Swerdloff. 2009.
24pp. 8.5"x11".
Paper $20.00
The third issue
of this popular
series presents
envelopes from the 2006, 2007, and
2008 contests. The themes are: Fine
Line, Mailable Feast, and C's the
Day. The envelopes are diverse and
beautiful – a wonderful selection for
ideas & inspiration and just to enjoy.
B3374. Hand & Heart:
Calligraphers Embellish Family
Celebrations. Scripsit Milestone/
Wedding & Event Calligraphy Issue.
2010. 48pp. 8.5"x11". Paper $28.00
Presents wedding and event
calligraphy of Lee Ann Clark
(pointed pen), Patty Leve (ketubot),
Joan Machinchick (mostly Italic
in creative formats), Tamara
Stoneburner (mostly pointed pen)
and Chris Tischer (Italic). Includes
wedding announcements, menus,
invitations, certificates, reply cards,
and more!
B3409.
The Graceful
Envelope (I).
1996. 32pp.
7"x10".
Paper $15.95
This first
book of
Graceful Envelopes is full-color
throughout and displays 30 decorated envelopes with comments
on the design and the calligrapher.
Includes envelopes by Flo Cole,
Katherine Malmsten, Valerie
Weilmuenster, Virginia Meltzer,
and many more. All 116 of the
calligraphers (who submitted a
total of 200 envelopes) are listed.
Published by the Smithsonian.
B3417.
WCG 35th
Anniversary
Exhibition
Scripsit.
2011. 48pp.
8.5"x11".
Paper $20.00
This visual
feast of
calligraphy presents, in full-color,
over 75 works of lettering art. The
pieces are by Karen Ackoff, Pat Blair,
Tim Botts, Annie Cicale, Nancy
Culmone, Kristen Doty, Reggie Ezell,
Ann Hechle, Eliza Holliday, Mike
Kecseg, Patte Leathe, Carl Kurtz, Jean
Larcher, Judy Melvin, Diane Von Arx
Anderson, Julian Waters, Sheila
Waters, Hermann Zapf & more.
Celebration of Letters Scripsits
Each of these collections presents a wondrous display of creativity, excellence, experimentation, and innovation.
Designed and edited by Michael Clark. 36pp. 8.5"x11". Full-color throughout. Paper $20.00 each
B3957. Scripsit
35.2. 2013.
Collects calligraphy, lettering,
and logos from
around the
world, with
work by Larry
and Marsha Brady
(USA), Sergey Shapiro (Russia),
Patrick Leung (Hong Kong), Marina
Marjina (Russia), James Fedor
(USA), and Rachel Yallop (UK).
Includes work for reproduction
as well as one-off pieces – with
pointed pen, broad-edged pen, and
brush letters.
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B3869. Scripsit
34.2. 2012.
Showcases
Iskra Johnson
(illustration and
informal scripts
with pointed
brush and pen),
Izzy Pludwinski
(Hebrew and Western letterforms),
Carl E Kurtz (letters as texture and
form), Memorials by Artists (letter
carving), Peter Thornton (compositions exploring texture, lettered
with pencils), Michael Clark (lettering with ruling pens and other
tools). The letter artists both show
and discuss their work.
B3797. Scripsit
33.2. 2011.
Includes the
Hebrew calligraphic art
of French
calligrapher
Michel
D’Anastasio; Carl
Rohrs: pens, ruling pens & brush;
a carved letter collaborative project
of John Stevens and furniture
maker Martin O’Brien; the beach
calligraphy of Andrew van der
Merwe (South Africa); along with
work of Claude Mediavilla (France),
Sophie Verbeek (Switzerland), and
Malla Carl (Israel).
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B3895.
Dancin’
Pen: Pen
Manipulation and
Beyond by
Carrie Imai. 2012. 45pp. 8"x8.5".
Book + DVD. $29.95. Signed.
This manual teaches Carrie’s Italic
and how to make the letters dance
using an automatic pen. As in her
popular workshops, you learn how
to manipulate your pen to create the
forms with step-by-step instructions and clear exemplars. In the
accompanying DVD, you are there
as she demonstrates how to do it.
Book is spiral-bound to lie flat.
B3098.
Calligraphy
Alphabets
for
Beginners:
The Easy
Way to Learn
Lettering
and
Illumination Techniques by Mary
Noble and Janet Mehigan. 2008.
256pp. 6.5"x8". Hardcover, concealed
spiral $23.99. SALE $19.99
Presents instruction for
Uncial, Foundational,
Carolingian, Italic, Flourished Italic
Copperplate, Gothic, Lombardic
Capitals, and numerals. Letters are
presented in groups of similar
forms with ductus and stop-action
photos. Final section presents
adding metallics and color to letters
and pieces using some newer
techniques.
CALLIGRAPHY INSTRUCTIONAL
B2811.
The Art &
Craft of
Hand
Lettering
by Annie
Cicale.
Revised
2011.
192pp. 10"x10". Paper $19.95
Annie Cicale is well-known to
calligraphers throughout the USA
and Canada from the many
workshops and classes she has
taught for guilds and at many of
B3910. Mastering Calligraphy: The Complete
Guide to Hand Lettering by Gaye Godfrey-Nicholls.
2013. 288pp. 9"x10". Hardcover $40.00.
SALE $35.95
This
elegant
book presents
historical hands
(such as Roman Capitals, Foundational, Uncial, Carolingian, Gothic,
Italic); gestural and ruling pen forms;
pointed pen alphabets; and brush
written forms. For each hand, a main alphabet with ductus is paired
with variations and interspersed are profiles of calligraphers and
examples of their work that features the hand. In addition, at the end of
each section there is a related gallery (there are over 125 works shown).
Chapters cover backgrounds and colors, layout and composition,
illumination, digitizing hand lettering, and creating digital forms.
DVD29. Italic with a Flourish by Margaret
Daubney. 52 minutes. DVD $32.50
Using clear demonstrations, Margaret Daubney
explains the features of a formal Italic hand,
guides you through the letterforms, and shows
you how to develop and use your skills. Includes
plenty of technical advice. Daubney was a tutor
at Roehampton.
B3974.
Calligraphy:
A Complete
Guide by Julien
Chazal. 2013.
224pp.
B2762. The
8.5"x11".
EncycloPaper $24.95.
pedia of
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Calligraphy
This lavishly illustrated guide
Techis suitable for beginners, but also
niques:
has much to offer for more skilled
Step-byscribes. The book’s 40 alphabets
Step
include historical models and more Visual Guide by Mary Noble & Janet
contemporary ones. “It is fabulous Mehigan. 2005. 160pp. 9"x9".
– excellent lettering, instruction,
Hardcover $27.95. SALE $10.00
examples, and gallery – a real find.”
This lavishly illustrated
Carol DuBosch
manual covers essential
tools and materials, basic penmanship, hand position, and illumination.
Each technique is illustrated by clear,
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extensive gallery of marvelous and
inspiring works. Limited stock.
toll free:
the summer conferences. The
new printing has the same fine
alphabets and good instruction,
but now with larger reproductions
of the historical manuscripts.
Exemplars include Foundational,
Italic, Roman, Black Letter, Uncial,
Italic handwriting, pointed pen,
brush lettering and ruling pen
alphabets. She covers design and
includes a generous gallery. Color
throughout. Our most highly
recommended instructional book
for broad-edged calligraphy. Great
for classes or self-study.
B2979. Little Manual of Calligraphy by Charles Pearce. (1981)
2006. 32pp. 10"x8". Paper $12.95
Handwritten throughout, this
is one of the most beautiful
calligraphy manuals. Each hand
is presented with an exemplar
alphabet with ductus. Pearce is
a master scribe, and his manual
belongs in every calligrapher’s
library.
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B3888. Roots and Wings:
The Art of Calligraphy 1982-2012/
Wurzeln und Flügel: Schriftkunst
by Katharina Pieper. 2012. 240pp.
8.5"x11.3". Hardcover $65.00
Presents the work and words of
Katharina Pieper (text in English
& German). Also includes (in
German with an English summary): Silvia Werfel on the history of
calligraphy in Germany, Françoise Mathis Sandmaier on KP in the context of modernity, and Mary
Noble on calligraphy in England.
B4019. The Pony Express,
Second Edition:
A Collection of Envelopes for
Legacies II. 2014. 24pp. 7"x8.5".
Paper $9.99
This new assemblage of artfully
addressed and delightfully
decorated envelopes will give
you ideas and inspiration to
calligraphically create your own envelope excitement!
Eleanor Winters
B3350. Italic & Copperplate
Calligraphy: The Basics and
Beyond by Eleanor Winters.
2011. 229 pp. 8-3/8"x11".
Paper $24.95. JNB $22.46
Covers letter variations
(form, weight, and proportions),
flourishing and design,
commercial and personal
calligraphy, and calligraphic writing. Shows how many
principals and applications apply to both hands.
Displays work by many well-known calligraphers,
showing their use of Copperplate and Italic. This is an
intermediate-level book, but it also contains a good
review of the basics. Eleanor Winters’ Mastering
Copperplate Calligraphy (B1109) is a thorough
beginner’s manual and is highly recommended as
your first instructional book on this hand.
B2629. Calligraphy for Kids
by Eleanor Winters. 2004.
128pp. 8.5"x11". Paper $9.95
A kid-friendly guide. The tools,
techniques, and projects have
been chosen specifically with
children in mind. Alphabets are
introduced with monoline tools.
Chisel-edged markers are used
instead of dip pens. Includes guidelines (which can be
photocopied).
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by guilds. We are happy to send a quantity of
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is placed. We then ship the items to your guild,
and you distribute the items to your members
who have ordered. The order must all be sent to
one address. There are also some minimums.
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B4053. The Olive Tree: An
Artistic Adaptation. 2015.
36pp. 10"x8". Hardcover
$16.99. JNB $15.29
The text of this
just-published
book is an allegory on the
olive tree that was adapted
by Christine Layton Graham. The book is hand-lettered
throughout by Joan Layton Merrell and illustrated by
Carol Layton Ogden, a collaboration of three sisters and
signed by all three (while supplies last). The story comes
from the Book of Mormon.
B3793. Calligraphy: Expert
Answers to the Questions Every
Calligrapher Asks by Maryanne
Grebenstein, editor. 2012. 224pp.
6"x8". Paper $16.99. SALE $15.29
Reliable, practical answers from
professional calligraphers to more
than 100 questions about pens and
tools and much more.
B3160. Hand Lettering:
Simple, Creative Styles for Cards,
Scrapbooks & More by Marci
Donley & DeAnn Singh. 2009.
128pp. 8.5"x10". Paper $17.95
JNB $16.15
Presents 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.
B4046. More Creative Lettering:
Techniques & Tips from Top
Artists by Jenny Doh. 2015. 144pp.
8"x10". Paper $19.95. JNB $17.95
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.
B3905. Creative Lettering:
Techniques & Tips from Top
Artists by Jenny Doh. 2013.
144pp. 8.5"x10". Paper $19.95.
JNB $17.95
Covers a broad range of more
personal letterforms with many
informal drawn letters. They
range from doodled words to Linda Schneider’s
pictorials with the pointed pen. The contributors –
calligraphers (including Barbara Close, Martha Lever
& Lisa Engelbrecht), painters, collagists, card makers,
fiber artists, and graphic designers – present their
perspectives on lettering and their favorite tools &
their use. Includes exemplar alphabets, instruction,
and examples of finished works.
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B2769. Foundations
of Calligraphy by
Sheila Waters. 2006.
126pp. 9"x11.25".
Concealed spiral
binding $35.00
Sheila Waters is not
only a master scribe,
but a master teacher.
She has made both
her life’s work. For
over 20 years of
summer workshops,
she took scribes
though their paces for
up to six weeks of in-depth instruction in letterforms
(historical and modern) in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Students came from as far away as Australia and
Japan for these intensive classes. Throughout the
rest of the year she taught and continues to teach
many weekend workshops sponsored by calligraphy
guilds throughout the USA and Canada. She is also
a frequent instructor at the international calligraphy
conference held each summer.
Sheila provides the insightful analysis of forms
and construction that take the mystery out of
learning calligraphy. Sheila helps you learn how to
analyze a script on your own to help you toward
mastery of an alphabet.
In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, Sheila shares with you the knowledge she has gathered over her years of study and
practice. The presentation is honed by her experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their
skill and art.
Book Chapters:
d Roman Minuscule: Foundational Hand
d Capitals d Narrow Hands: From Roman
Minuscule to Black Letter d Loosening up
Black Letter by Exploring Gothic Cursives
d Uncial & Half Uncial d Carolingian
d Italic d Italic: Creating Variations
d Analyzing Letterforms and Practicing
Effectively
d Design & Layout
SHEILA WATERS
B3246. Sheila Waters Retrospective. 2010. 48pp. 8.5"x11".
Paper $30.00. Signed.
Here it is, what we have waited
years for – 300 full-color images
of Sheila’s life’s work, designed by
Julian Waters, presenting Sheila’s
Retrospective Show of 2009. A
great companion to Sheila's
instructional book, Foundations of Calligraphy. Julian
designed the typeface, which was used for the first
time in this publication. Each copy is now signed by
Sheila! Formerly published as an issue of Scripsit, the
Washington Calligraphers Guild journal. The cover is
new, but the great content is the same.
B1012. Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices by
Dylan Thomas. 1989. 80pp. 9"x13". Hardcover $90.00
Commissioned by a private collector in 1961
and completed in 1978, the 76 page manuscript is
exquisitely reproduced, each page in full color. The
elaborate title page is embossed into the cover. Of
the 26 illustrations, six are text column length. The
script is Sheila Waters’ personal style of Carolingian.
“This is a book to be cherished, one that will continue
to delight for a very long time.” – Penelope Kleespies
BP28. Roundel of the Seasons.
Sheila Waters’ delightful Roundel is available
again! Full color, signed. 13"x13". $50.00
“The best print of the Roundel ever.” – Sheila Waters
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Lisa Engelbrecht
B3321. Modern Calligraphy
& Hand Lettering by Lisa Engelbrecht. 2008. 160pp.
8.5"x11". Paper $17.99. JNB $16.23
Presents both traditional hands and fun and scripty
modern styles. Complete alphabets are shown for a
wide array of styles, with stroke-by-stroke instruction
and examples of the hands. Demonstrates the use of
the pens and ruling pens as well as metallic foils,
glue pens, etc., for jazzy effects. Large gallery for
inspiration. Full-color throughout. Lisa was a
much-loved and popular
instructor.
Lower price!
DVD33. Hand Lettering on
Fabric: Bali Lantern Workshop.
Lisa Engelbrecht. 2008. 124 min.
$19.95
After an introduction to calligraphy techniques, Lisa demonstrates
decorative writing on fabric with pen & brush. She
shares tips on how to stain and seal, create decorative
washes, and add special effects with a variety of “inks.”
Lisa then creates a rich background for her hand lettering, using a few simple materials. She presents her
signature funky lettering, as well as more traditional
forms. Using the techniques, you then construct a
collapsible Bali lantern.
B3416. A Celebration of the
Alphabet by Lee Sim. 2011.
56pp. 6.75"x8.5". Spiral $20.00
Each of the 26 letters overflows
with a menagerie of feathers,
sunflowers, shells, swirls, patterns,
vines, leaves, and much more.
Uncommon Numbers
Special Price: Purchase a complete set of all three
Uncommon Numbers Books with slipcase for only $39.96
B3148. Uncommon Numbers II edited by Brenda
Casey Zoby. 2010. 64pp. 8.5"x5.5". Paper $14.95
Number anthology with contributions by Marsha
Brady, Larry Brady, Denis Brown, Michael Clark,
Georgia Deaver, Eliza Holliday, Mike Kecseg, Jean
Larcher, Judy Melvin, Brody Neuenschwander,
Charles Pearce, John Stevens, Sheila Waters, Ann
Alaia Woods, and more.
It showcases styles, techniques, and lettering
artists and also includes information about dealing
calligraphically with fractions, ordinal numbers
(1st, 2nd, 3rd), and Roman numerals. Essential
information for every working calligrapher.
B2081. Uncommon Numbers: A Source Book for
Artists edited by Brenda Casey and Barbara Brandt.
1996. 64pp. 8.5"x5.5". Paperback $14.95
This source book on numerals has exemplar pages,
compositions, commercial pieces using numbers, and
typefaces that could inspire calligraphic numerals.
Provides much inspiration and helpful source material.
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B3807. Mastering Hebrew Calligraphy by Izzy Pludwinski. 2012.
200pp. 8.66"x11.2". Hard $39.95
A comprehensive and beautiful guide
to the art of Hebrew lettermaking.
Provides instruction and exemplars for
a range of Hebrew scripts and is full
of helpful hints and tips on tools and
the nuances of the forms, rhythm, and spacing. The gallery
of dozens of calligraphic images will delight your eyes and
excite your imagination. The book is a joyful celebration of
the Hebrew letter, with over 200 full-color illustrations and
diagrams. Scripts: Foundational Hebrew Script, Sephardic,
Yerushalmi, Ashkenazic, Semicursive, and Monoline.
B4045. Skies of Parchment,
Seas of Ink: Jewish Illuminated
Manuscripts, edited by Marc Michael
Epstein. 2005. 288pp. 8.5"x11".
Hardcover $60.00. JNB $48.00
This full survey of Jewish
illuminated manuscripts,
from their origins in the Middle Ages
to the present, introduces the history
of these manuscripts and their interpretations. Features
Bibles, Haggadahs, prayer books, marriage documents, and
other texts. Magnificently illustrated with pages from
hundreds of manuscripts, many unpublished or rarely seen.
B3401. The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy: The
Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing –
History, Craft, Technique compiled &
edited by Christopher Calderhead
and Holly Cohen. 2011. 320pp.
10"x10". Hardcover $35.00.
SALE $19.95
Both a step-bystep guide and a
sumptuous visual tour, this
book features 55 living scripts,
including Japanese, Arabic,
Tibetan, Roman, and Hebrew. Along
with a presentation of each hand, you learn of its origins,
traditions, and unique characteristics.
Brady
Kindersley
Kecseg
B2302. The Uncommon Numbers Manual by Brenda
Casey 1999. 80pp. 8.5"x5.5". Paper $14.95
Covers the construction of numbers for Uncial (Waters), Blackletter (Dunham), Italic (Alice), Copperplate
(Artigas), Bookhand (Cheryl O Adams), Neuland
(Rohrs), and Pointed Pen Uncial (Kecseg). An exemplar
for the alphabet, a ductus, and further instruction on
the numbers is included for each hand.
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STAN KNIGHT
B135-H. Historical Scripts by Stan Knight. 1998.
112pp. 9"x12". Hardcover $39.95. SALE $24.77
Each full-page manuscript reproduction is
accompanied by an enlarged detail and
Knight’s discussion of the script. A much revised,
enlarged, and improved edition of this valuable
resource. Foreword by Ewan Clayton. New & better
photos of most of the enlargements. Twelve new
manuscripts are shown. A great complement to Sheila
Waters’ Foundations of Calligraphy (B2769, $35.00);
see page 11.
CALLIGRAPHY INSTRUCTIONAL
B2225. Enrich Your
Calligraphy by Diana Hardy
Wilson. 1996. 175pp. 7.75"x11.25".
Hardcover $29.99. SALE $4.99
This is not a book about
letterforms but about how
to go about creating calligraphic
pieces. Further, unlike many recent
calligraphy books, this book is
generous with the text rather than being a printed slide
show with captions. Wilson explains how to be a maker
of calligraphic work with both practical and philosophical discussions about design, creativity, and the
actual production.
B1277. Explicatio Formarum
Litterarum: The Unfolding of
Letterforms by Rutherford Aris.
1990. 50pp, plus 23 foldout
plates. 9.5"x12.25". Paper over
boards $35.00. SALE $24.95
This book displays as
graphically as possible
the development of the forms of
the Latin letters from the first to
the fifteenth century. The foldout plates contain nearly
200 black & white reproductions of various scripts. The
text relates the development of letters to that of other
arts, making comparisons that shed light on the spirit
of an entire age (for example, between the evolution of
Gothic letters and the pointed arches of Gothic cathedrals). Many other fascinating insights into medieval
thought, culture, and history are included in the book.
B3563. The Art of Whimsical Lettering by Joanne
Sharpe. 2014. 136pp. 8.5"x11".
Paper $24.95. JNB $20.73
Shows you how to
create exuberant
and personalized writing
styles for your artwork and
journaling. Presents fifteen
alphabets, ranging from
monoline forms to more calligraphic ones and to
others that reference vintage fonts and doodle art. The
author shows how to merge text and illustrations and
provides a peek into her personal lettering journal.
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B4087. The
Speedball
Textbook edited
by Angie
Vangalis and
Randall Hasson.
24th ed. 2015.
120pp. 8-7/8"x 5.5". Paper, wire-bound $14.95
A worthy manual with exemplar alphabets
& calligraphic works 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.
B4050. Handgeschriebene
Schriften by Franz Endress. 2012.
64pp. 4"x6.25". Paper $12.50
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.German text.
B2830. Finding the Flow: A
Calligraphic Journey by Gina
Jonas. 2006. 85pp. 8.5"x11".
Spiral-bound Paper $24.95
A new approach to calligraphy
for all levels, which acquaints
the scribe with the essential but
largely unexplored dynamics
of stroke technique. Through stroke exercises with
pencil and edged pen, you explore vital movement
and sensitive touch. You discover how shoulder,
arm, fingers and pen combine with alternating of
pressure. The exercises lead to an intimate understanding of the edged pen: a foundation for formal
alphabet study, creative alphabet design and artistic
self-expression! Begin your calligraphy practice
before starting formal alphabet study by warming
up, sensitizing, and integrating mind and body. Full
of illustrations and diagrams.
B4076. The Complete Book
of Chalk Lettering: Create
and Develop Your Own Style
by Valerie McKeehan. 2015.
176pp. 8"x10". Hardcover
$19.95. JNB $17.95
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, and 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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B2787. The Bible of Illuminated Letters: A Treasury
of Decorative Calligraphy by Margaret Morgan. 2006.
256pp. 5.75"x7.75". Spiral Hardcover $24.99. JNB $22.49
Step-by-step instructions for creating 12 illuminated
alphabets including Celtic, Saxon, Gothic, Romanesque
and Modern Revival. Both caps and minuscules are
presented, along with borders and decorations. Gilding
is also covered. Gallery of historical and contemporary
illuminated letters. More than 400 color illustrations.
ILLUMINATION HOW-TO
B3168-P. The Gilded Page:
The History and Technique of
Manuscript Gilding by
Kathleen P. Whitley. 2009.
238pp. 6"x9". Paper $34.95
Explains in detail the historical and modern techniques of
manuscript gilding, along
with recipes and helpful
hints; step-by-step methods
of applying and burnishing gold; tools, methods,
and materials employed in flat, raised, and pattern
gilding; historical mordants such as Gesso Sottile,
Gum Ammoniac, Gum Arabic, and Garlic Juice; and
modern mordants such as Acrylic Gesso and White
Glue. 2nd edition; revised, with color plates.
CD14. The Technique of
Raised Gilding by Jerry
Tresser. 2006. 72pp. CD in PDF
format. $24.95
This practical manual
provides an analysis of the
materials and techniques of
raised gilding with gesso and
provides in-depth, step-bystep instructions for successful gilding. Adobe
Reader is used to view/print this book. Download
for free at: get.adobe.com/reader
Illumination supplies: see pages 23 & 24 for brushes;
pages 46, 47, & 49 for gouache; pages 46, 48, & 49 for
metallic paints and inks; page 50 for gold leaf and
vellum; page 51 for gesso, size, and burnishers.
SALLY MAE JOSEPH
DVD14. Gilding for Calligraphers. Selecting and
preparing vellum; slaking
plaster and making gesso;
gilding using loose leaf gold;
preparing gum ammoniac
and gilding with transfer
gold; painting with shell
gold and color. 130 minutes. $37.50
DVD16. Modern Gilding for
Calligraphers. Curing and
cutting quills; using quills
and metal pens on paper
and vellum; writing with
gesso; using brushes on
fabric; combining traditional and modern sizes;
and laying loose-leaf, transfer, shell
gold, & platinum on vellum, paper & fabric.
70 minutes. $35.00
Saint John’s Bible Complete Set
B3973. The Complete Saint John’s Bible: Gospels &
Acts, Psalms, Pentateuch, Prophets, Wisdom Books,
Historical Books, and Letters & Revelations. $464.65.
SPECIAL OFFER: All seven volumes of The Saint John’s
Bible for only $393. You save over $70.
ROSEMARY BUCZEK : ILLUMINATION DVDS
DVD49. Gilding & Painting
the Illuminated Letter by
Rosemary Buczek.
90 minutes. $40.00
Rosemary takes you from
start to finish in the creation of
a beautiful illuminated letter.
Step-by-step, she shows and
clearly describes the process and techniques. She
shows you how to use a modern size to adhere the 23k
gold, and then you see up close the intricate painting
techniques – with both watercolor and gouache –
used to complete the letter. Includes creating design
elements with a stylus in the raised gold. Rosemary is
a popular teacher at both the summer conference and
at the IAMPETH convention. Rosemary has been creating commissioned works in pen and ink, watercolor
and 23k Gold for over 30 years.
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player connected to your TV. They are not made for
viewing on your computer. PAL-format DVDs for DVD
players outside North and most of South America are
now available for these two titles.
(DVD49-PAL. $40.00; DVD41-PAL. $32.00)
DVD41. Drawing and
Painting the Acanthus
Leaf by Rosemary Buczek.
Approx 120 min. $32.00
Covers the basic elements
of drawing and painting the
Acanthus Leaf. In three segments, Rosemary approaches
a basic level for beginners, an intermediate level, and
an advanced level of drawing and painting this leaf.
She includes a set of downloadable patterns.
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DONALD JACKSON /
THE SAINT JOHN’S BIBLE
B2708. Historical Books. 2011. 276pp $79.95
Features twelve stunning full-page illuminations
and numerous smaller illustrations complementing
the beautiful handwritten script and the elegant
All are 9.75"x15", hardcover, bound in red cloth and
with a colorful dust jacket. Scribes of The Saint John’s design.
B2710. Wisdom Books. 2007. 136pp. $64.95
Bible: Donald Jackson, Brian Simpson, Sue Hufton,
Includes Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs,
and Sally Mae Joseph.
Book of Job, and the Wisdom of Solomon. IlluminaB2679. The Saint John’s Bible Gospels and Acts.
tors include Thomas Ingmire, Suzanne Moore, Chris
Donald Jackson, Artistic Director and Illuminator.
Tomlin, and Sally Mae Joseph and Diane von Arx.
2005. 136pp. $64.95
B2709. Prophets. 2007. 232pp. $69.95
The first volume in a seven-volume series of
Prophets features some of the most beautiful pasfull-color, page-by-page reproductions of The Saint
sages in all of Sacred Scripture. Christians honor the
John’s Bible. Gospels and Acts has more than 25
illuminations, including full-page opening illumina- prophets as those who foretold the coming of the
Messiah.
tions for each of the four gospels.
B2707. Pentateuch. 2006. 158pp. $69.95
B2711. The Saint John's Bible Letters &
Includes Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and
Revelation. 2012. 100pp. $54.95
Donald Jackson’s artistic vision lends new life and Deuteronomy, and is known as the Torah in Judaism. Illuminators: Donald Jackson, Chris Tomlin,
vibrancy to the epistles traditionally attributed to
Sally Mae Joseph, Suzanne Moore, Thomas Ingmire,
Paul, John, Peter, James, and Jude, as well as the
fascinating book of Revelation. Contains more than and Hazel Dolby.
30 illuminations and special text treatments.
B2706. Psalms. 2006. 88pp. $59.95
Available Now!
B3780. Illuminating the
Word: The Making of The
Saint John’s Bible (Second
Edition) by Christopher
Calderhead. 2015. 240pp.
9⅝"x11⅜". Hardcover
$49.95. JNB $45.95
Takes you on a
behind-thescenes tour of this extraordinary project, telling the
story of the scribes and illuminators and the St.
John’s community as they complete all seven
volumes of the Bible. Profusely illustrated with many
large images from the Bible & actual-size samples of
the scripts used. Extensively revised with about half
new text and images.
B3059.
Praying the
Word: Illuminated Prayers
and Wisdom
from The Saint
John’s Bible.
Donald Jackson. 2008.
76pp. 5.75"x11". Hardcover in a slip case $39.95
This exquisite treasury collects more than 25 glorious presentations of some of the most cherished
prayers and wisdom texts of the Bible. Using calligraphy, gold, illustration, and other embellishments,
Donald Jackson and his fellow artists have given life
to these passages. Facing each is a sentence or two
of introduction to the text and, where appropriate,
B2082. The Art of The Saint
the passage is set in type. Ribbon bookmark, cloth
John’s Bible: The Complete
binding, and slipcase. Full-color.
Reader’s Guide by Susan Sink.
DVD30. The Illuminator and the
2013. 304pp. 6"x9". Paper $34.95
Bible for the 21st Century. $18.95
Combines the three volumes
The documentary of the making
by this title in one. Since The
of
The Saint John’s Bible is now
Saint John’s Bible is now
available on DVD. Donald Jackson
complete, the text has been
and his staff used traditional
revised, making connections
calligraphic techniques with some
between images and motifs that
modern twists in creating this 21st
reoccur throughout the work. Images are viewed
century manuscript Bible. Ground
and reflected on as part of the whole. The book will
pigments, egg yolks, gold, silver,
intensify and expand your experience with The
and
platinum
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used in the illuminations; goose
Saint John’s Bible.
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ILLUMINATION
B4095. Illumination Gold
and Colour by Patrica Lovett.
162pp. 2015. 8.25"x8.25".
Paper $24.95
A practical guide to
the use of gold and
color, both for easy and quick
projects, using basic materials
and for more involved projects with vellum and parchment, quills, color, gold, and gesso. All lead up to a
presentation of the step-by-step stages in gilding and
painting a medieval miniature. Instruction boxes make
the processes easy to see and follow.
B3954. The Medieval Flower
Book by Celia Fisher. (2007)
2013. 128pp. 8.75"x9.5".
Paper $19.95
This enjoyable book presents
120 different flowers and plants,
illustrated with beautiful pages
from medieval and Renaissance
herbals & illuminated manuscripts. The informative text
discusses each plant – from Acanthus to Waterlilies –
relating it to the medieval period. 130 color illustrations.
B4032. Illuminated
Manuscripts: Masterpieces
of Art. 2014. 128 pp. 8.5"x9".
Hardcover $9.99
An introduction
to illuminated
manuscripts is followed by
95 full-page reproductions of
illuminated pages from the 8th-century Lindesfarne
Gospels to 16th-century Renaissance manuscripts from
the British Library’s collection. Includes a good number
of pages from lesser-known manuscripts.
B3846. A Guide to Illuminated
Manuscript Collections
in the U.S. (Scripsit 34.1). 2012.
34pp. 8.25"x10.75". $20.00
Sumptuously illustrated guide
to illuminated manuscript
collections in the U.S., with articles
on the Walters Art Museum in
Baltimore, the Boston Public
Library, the Morgan Library (NYC), and the New York
Public Library. Valuable info on how to access online
images for other collections.
B3352. The Macclesfield Alphabet:
A Facsimile. Introduction by
Christopher de Hamel and Patricia
Lovett. 2010. 128pp. 6.85"x9.62".
Hardcover $60.00
An exquisitely beautiful facsimile
of a 15th-century English book of
sample alphabets, initials, and borders.
Contains 14 different types of
alphabets, including: initials with faces, foliate alphabets,
zoomorphic initials, and alphabets in Gothic script. There
are also two sets of different types of borders. Some
alphabets and borders are in color with gold, others are
in black ink. With full alphabets. For the period, this is an
amazing resource for ornamented initial letters.
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DVD62. Illumination: Tools, Materials, Techniques, Projects DVD
by Patricia Lovett. 3+ hours. This
companion DVD introduces the
tools and materials and demonstrates them to us in a variety of
projects, from easy to more challenging. Techniques are carefully
explained in step-by step process,
and there are clear explanations of what
to do if things go wrong. Although traditional methods
and materials are included, modern adhesives, tools,
and materials are also considered for those who prefer
a quicker result. For computers & USA/Canada DVD
players. $32.00
ILLUMINATION SALE
B3138. Choirs of Angels:
Painting in Italian Choir Books,
1300-1500 by Barbara Drake Boehm.
2008. 67pp. 8.5"x11". Paper $19.95.
SALE $9.95
Using stunning
reproductions, this book
discusses music in the church,
musical notation, types of musical manuscripts,
illumination of choir books, and the illuminated letters
from Gothic and Renaissance masters. Many of the
initial letters are reproduced quarter-page size or larger
and are filled with crisp detail. A great visual resource.
B4147. Caporali Missal: A
Masterpiece of Renaissance
Illumination by Stephen N.
Fliegel. 2013. 130pp. 9"x11.5".
Paper $24.95. SALE $12.50
The Caporali Missal,
a sumptuous and
important Renaissance missal –
or service book for the priest at
the altar – was illuminated by the
Caporali brothers for the Franciscan community in the
hillside town of Montone, near Perugia, in 1469. This
exhibition catalog celebrates this important manuscript,
recently acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art, with
exquisite reproductions that bring the illuminated pages
to life. Additional works by the Caporali brothers and
relevant art from the museum’s and other collections
elucidate the history, style, content, function, and
authorship of the missal. Illustrations of a chalice and a
paten, a chasuble, and a processional cross enhance the
religious and aesthetic context of the manuscript.
A series of essays by eminent scholars examine the
influence of Florentine artists on the Caporali brothers
and explore the spiritual life of the Franciscan
community and the history of the friary at Montone.
Note: B3240. Illuminated Manuscripts by Tamara
Woronowa and Andrej Sterligow, B2837. Masterpieces
of Illuminated Letters and Borders by WR Tymms and
MD Wyatt, and B3164. Images in the Margins by Margot
McIlwain Nishimura are sold out and no longer available.
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BRUSHES & BRUSH LETTERING
The best book for brush lettering is Brush Lettering by
Eliza Schulte & Marilyn Reaves.
B1638. Brush Lettering by
Eliza Schulte (Holliday) &
Marilyn Reaves. 2nd ed. 2006.
128pp. 8.5"x11". Paper $29.95.
JNB $26.96
This complete how-to guide for both chisel-edged
and pointed brush lettering demonstrates how to
use brushes & how to clean and care for them. Model
alphabets are provided. Full of examples of brush lettering from a variety of masterful scribes. One of our
bestselling titles. New edition.
DVD51. The
Lively Brush:
Pointed Brush
Instructional DVD
& Alphabet Models
by Eliza Holliday
and Marilyn
Reaves. DVD &
22-page book.
$49.95.
Introductory
Price $39.95
B2351-P. Formal Brush
Writing by Tom Kemp.
1999. 272pp. 8.5"x11".
Paper $55.00
A thorough instructional book on making
Trajan capitals. The first
50 pages cover tools,
materials, and practice.
Brushes are discussed
in detail, including how to
hold and use them. The next section
covers each of the letters with detailed sequential
drawings of the brush making the letter. The final
section takes you a step further and presents variations
– enlarging and reducing the scale of the Trajan letters,
as well as widening and narrowing the letters.
Instructional DVD
& Alphabet Booklet. Presents lettering techniques for
pointed brush lettering. Includes traditional models
and unique scripts for craft and fine art applications.
Suitable for beginners and more advanced lettering
artists. From the authors of Brush Lettering, it is full of
practical information.
LETTER CUTTING
B2914. The Art of Letter
Carving in Stone by Tom
Perkins. 2007. 192pp.
8.5"x 11". Hardcover $50.00
For the beginning and the
more experienced lettercutter,
this how-to manual first covers
the basics of letter carving,
drawn lettering, and making simple designs in stone.
It includes the development of 20th-century letter
carving; tools, materials, stone; making an easel;
drawing a range of alphabets for use in letter carving;
inscriptions, gilding, and painting letters; detailed
instructions for V-incising the key-strokes of letters;
designing headstones & plaques. Gallery of contemporary work. 380 color photos/diagrams.
B2526. Letter Cutting in
Stone by Richard Grasby.
Revised ed. 2002. 160pp.
8.25"x11.75". Paper $45.00
A thorough, practical manual
on cutting letters in stone.
Includes tools, workspace &
equipment, cutting exercises
and practice strokes, cutting
letters in stone, carving raised
letters, design, and siting.
Highly recommended. Full of B&W illustrations.
B2610. Letters Slate Cut:
Workshop Practice & the
Shaping of Letters by David
Kindersley & Lida Lopes
Cardozo. 2nd ed. 1990.
7.5"x10". 57pp. Paper $35.00
A practical instructional
manual plus a gallery of 57
of David Kindersley and
Lida Lopes Cardozo’s letter
carvings. (Adds 30 carvings
not in the 1981 edition.) Color cover, B&W interior.
HAMMERS
The Origin of the Serif by Edward Catich. 1968
(1991). 312pp. 8"x10.5". B1540-P. Paperback $32.95
B1540-H. Hardcover $54.95
The definitive work on the origin and development of
the Roman inscriptional alphabet. Catich convincingly
shows that the Trajan capitals were first brush written.
Includes Catich’s large brush capitals A-Z and instructions
on making them. Full of illustrations. A superb reprint for
all interested in Roman caps.
CHISELS
S799. Univers **
Lettercarving
Chisels. Hard &
tough carbide (TCT).
Recommended by
Tom Perkins for his
letter carving
workshop at Cheerio.
For slate and other
stone. Specify size.
S459. Letter Carving Dummy. This mallet (hand
hammer) has a hardened steel, round
striking surface. 4.25"-4.5" hard14mm. $34.95 15mm. $36.95 6mm. $37.95 7mm. $38.95
wood handle. Used in Tom
18mm. $39.95 10mm. $40.95 12mm. $43.50 15mm. $45.50
Perkins’ letter
18mm. $46.95 20mm. $46.95
cutting workshop
S459
S799-S7. Univers Lettercarving Chisel Set. Set of 7
at Cheerio.
chisels: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, & 20mm plus a TCT scribe. With
1lb. $45.95
a soft canvas tool roll for easy and safe storage. $249.00
1.5lb.
$51.95
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LEFT-HAND CALLIGRAPHY
B020. Insights into Lefthanded Calligraphy by Betsy
Rivers-Kennedy. 1984. 32pp.
5.5"x8.5". Paper $9.95
For left-handers and teachers.
Covers four methods of writing:
The Right-handed Influence, The
Sideways Approach, The Hook, &
The Upside-down Method. The
best book available.
FOUNTAIN PENS See pages 34-36.
FP90. Manuscript Calligrapher’s Deluxe Fountain
Pen Set. LH. Retail $25.95. JNB $20.50
FP95. Manuscript Beginners Fountain Pen Set. LH.
$7.95
MARKERS Also see pages 37-39, 41.
Actual size.
M116. Actual size.
M116. Pigma Left-Hand Chisel
Markers. These "Sensei Pens" are
chisel-edged, oblique-cut for lefties
3mm
(and Arabic calligraphy). Same
richly pigmented, lightfast black ink
as the Sakura Pigma Micron. Water2mm
proof when dry. Specify C10 (1mm),
C20 (2mm), C30 (3mm). $2.49 each
M116-S3. Set of 3 Pigma Left1mm
Hand Chisel Markers. One of each
size. C10(1mm), C20(2mm), C30(3mm). $7.47 JNB $7.09
IMAGE MAKING
N203. Metal Nib Tin.
Flat bottom, secure closure.
Measures 3.1" x 1.4" x 0.4".
Nibs sold separately. $2.20
4/$2.25ea. 10/$2.00ea.
WEDDINGS
Karen Charatan
LR19-4. LAR Second
Wedding Issue: Vol.19,
No.4 Letter Arts Review
Wedding Issue. $17.50
This special Wedding
Issue is full of unique
and engaging calligraphy for weddings – invitations, envelopes, reply
cards, reply envelopes,
and ketubot. Includes
both traditional &
innovative, formal &
fun presentations.
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DIP NIBS See page 30.
N05. Mitchell Left-hand Nibs. Sizes 0, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3,
3.5, 4, 5, 6. Reservoirs are purchased separately.
List $1.45. $1.00 each 10+assorted/$.90
N05-S10A. Mitchell Left-hand Set 10/02. All 10 sizes
and 2 reservoirs. $10.50
N05-S10B. Mitchell Left-hand Set 10/10. All 10 sizes
and 10 reservoirs. $13.50
N06. Brause Left-hand Nib. Sizes in millimeters (0.5,
0.75, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0). Hand-ground to left
oblique. High quality, stiffer nibs. $3.50 each 10/$3.05ea.
N06-S9. Brause Set of 9 Left-hand Nibs. $31.50.
JNB $29.30
N10. Speedball Left-hand Calligraphy Nib. Sizes LC-0,
LC-1, LC-2, LC-3, LC-4. Best in larger sizes. $2.29 each
N10-S5. Speedball Left Set of 5 Nibs. $11.99
K104-L. Italic Calligraphy Beginner’s Kit: Left-hand.
Want to teach yourself Italic? Includes Italic Letters, an
excellent workbook for Italic, Insights into Left Handed
Calligraphy, and a Manuscript Deluxe Set. $59.85.
JNB $50.95
H117. Left-handed Oblique Holder. Black plastic with
metal flange. Adjusted for Nikko G. Online orders: For
66EF, 303, PRIN, indicate in “Special Shipping Instructions.” Nib sold seperately. $14.95 each
HANDWRITING
B3915. Playing with Image
Transfers: Exploring Creative
Imagery for Use in Art, Mixed
Media, and Design by Courtney
Cerruti. 2013. 144pp. 8.5"x10".
Flexibound $24.99. SALE $19.96
These valuable techniques allow you to reproduce a unique image
from any source and apply it to a myriad of surfaces.
Teaches you the four image transfer methods: Packing
Tape, Solvent, Medium, and Acrylic transfers. Covers the
basics and presents projects that include gift boxes,
albums, sketchbook covers, wall art, accordion books,
and much more. 250 color photos.
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M56. Zig Calligraphy Pen Oblique Cut. For lefties and
Arabic, non-waterproof dye ink. Specify size & color:
1mm, 2mm, 3mm. Black, Red, Blue, Green. $2.03
B3143. Script & Scribble:
The Rise and Fall of Handwriting
by Kitty Burns Florey. 2009. 225pp.
7"x8.5". Hard $22.95. SALE $7.93
This fascinating exploration of handwriting weaves
together the evolution of writing implements and
scripts, the golden age of American penmanship, and
the modern revival of calligraphy .
B1253. Write Now by Inga Dubay and
Barbara Getty. Third Edition. 2011.
96pp. 8.5"x11". Paper $19.95
A self-teaching manual for a
monoline Italic-based handwriting.
Highly recommended.
DVD61. Write Now! Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting.
A self-teaching DVD for a monoline Italic-based
handwriting. Highly recommended. This DVD provides
visual instruction for parents, teachers, and students.
55 minutes. $29.95
B3057. Wedding Invitation
Handbook: Wording, Design,
Printing by Julie Holcomb. 2004.
114pp. 5.5"x8". Paper $24.00
A thorough guide for brides that
is also invaluable for calligraphers
who want to do wedding work or
are new to it. Covers the elements
of wedding stationery: the invitation, envelopes, reception cards,
ceremony cards, reply cards, accommodation cards, at
home cards, etc.; the wording for all of these, including
addressing the envelopes; and a section on design and
printing. Julie Holcomb is a letterpress printer who
has produced fine wedding stationery for ceremonies
for many years. Recommended by Nan DeLuca.
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STEVENS APRONS
JOHN STEVENS
Choose from two
designs from John
Stevens. Adjustable neck strap,
3 pockets. 65/35 poly/cotton
blend. 25"W, 34.5"L.
B2982. Scribe: Artist
of the Written Word
by John Stevens. 2013. 264pp.
8.5" x 11.25". Hardcover $49.95
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,
handlettering 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 barriers between fine arts and graphic
arts are mostly irrelevant.
APR38. Stevens Alphabet
Apron. A majuscule alphabet in
alternating formal Roman letters
and flourished Copperplate
forms in lavendar and lemony
yellow, respectively, on a black
apron. $20.00
B3897. Zenspirations: Dangle Designs by Joanne Fink.
Expanded Workbook Ed. 2013. 35pp. 8.5"x11". Paper $8.99
Another fun book that turns doodles into designs to
decorate your paper craft projects and your art works with
dangle patterns. Joanne demystifies the patterning
process and shows how simple it is to create richly
textured dangles by breaking down the design into
component parts. Workbook Edition.
JOANNE FINK
APR39. Stevens Quick Dog
Apron. A humorous take on the
well-known “quick brown fox”
abecedarian sentence in Stevens’
flourished pointed pen script.
White on a black apron. $20.00
B3438. Zenspirations by Joanne Fink. 2011. 52pp.
8.5"x8.5". Paper $16.99
Shows you how to turn simple lines into attractive designs through exercises
that build on each other. Joanne’s passion is contagious, and her doodled
shapes will inspire you to have fun with the process. You will find intriguing
ideas for filling borders, edges, and spaces with creative flourishes – some
using letters and words.
ZENTANGLE
Zentangle Instructional
Books by Suzanne McNeill,
CZT. 20pp. All have a bonus
workbook section for you to
play, experiment, and create.
32pp. 8.5"x10.875". Paper
$8.99 each 3/$7.99ea.
B3866. Zentangle 1: Basics,
Workbook Edition.
Using only pen & paper, you
learn how to make 24 basic
Zentangles and how to use
them in wearables, home
decor, cards, and journals. You
can tangle even if you haven’t
drawn before!
B3879. Zentangle 8, Workbook Edition. Features new
patterns focusing on monograms and alphabets. A natural for calligraphers!
Four new books in
Suzanne McNeill’s
Zentangle series.
B4004. Zentangle 9, Workbook
Edition: Color with Mixed Media.
Bring your tangle designs to life
with brilliant color!
B4005. Zentangle 10, Workbook Edition: Featuring Ideas for
Origami & Paper Crafts. Combine
paper crafts and tangling to create
memorable 3D keepsakes & oneof-a-kind gifts.
B4034. Zentangle 11, Workbook Edition: Lettering,
Quotes & Inspirational Sayings. Discover how to use text
to add quotes, sentiments, and uplifting words to your
tangles.
B4080. Zentangle 12, Workbook Edition: Techniques
in Black and White. 30 original new tangle designs and a
host of innovative ways to expand your black-and-white
horizons.
See the JNB website for more Zentangle books.
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INDEX
Bookbinding Supplies 59-61 Gouache: Holbein 49
Oak Galls 41
Shell Gold 50
Cradle 61
Metallic 46, 47, 49
Gall Ink 41
Soapstone Pencil 57
Needles, Thread 60, 62
Schmincke 47, 49
Oblique Holders 18, 56, 57
Speedball Holders 33, 56
See front cover for
Bone Folders 59
Winsor & Newton 46, 49
Pads: Acetate/Dura-Lar 49
Nibs 18, 30
a helpful quick index.
Boris Layout Pad 27
Guidelines, Guides, Rulers 3, 28 Ampad 27
Textbook 13
Gum: Ammoniac 51
Beinfang 27
Spencerian Books, DVDs,
AUTHORS/CALLIGRAPHERS: Bottles 40, 42
Brause Nibs 18, 30, 32, 55, 56 Arabic, Sandarac 51
Clairefontaine 27
Supplies 27, 37, 43, 54-58
Barcellona, Luca 4
Fountain Pen 37
Haff Ruling Pen 31
Color 27
Spectralite Ink 46, 49
Bernd, Adolf 4
Holders 33, 40
Hebrew 8, 12
Copperplate 26
Spray Fixative 40
Buczek, Rosemary 14
Brushes: Bristle 23, 24
Hematite Burnisher 51
Cross Drill 53
Staedtler Mars Eraser 28
Burgert, Han Joachim 7
Chisel-Edged 23
Higgins Eternal 43
Graph Pad 26
Stickles Glitter Glue 40
Clayton, Ewan 7
Glue 61
Hiro Nibs 30, 32, 55
Layout 27
Stonehenge Paper 25
Engelbrecht, Lisa 12
Mixing 24
Holbein Gouache 49
Maruman 27
Stylus: Needle 59
Ezell, Reggie 3
Pointed, Watercolor 23
Holders, Straight 32, 33, 40
Opaque Pads 26
Suede Pens 32
Fink, Joanne 19
Rekab 23
Oblique 56, 57
Practice /Layout 26, 27
Sull Books, DVD’s, Pads 53
Harvey, Michael 7
Sable (Escoda,
Hunt Nibs 55
Pentalic 26
Leather Pen Roll-Up 56
Ingmire, Thomas 4
Rapheal, W&N) 23
Hyperaser 28
Rhodia 27
Sumi Ink, Ink Sticks 44, 45
Jackson, Donald 15
Waterbrush 47
Inkwells 42
Spencerian Practice 27, 53 Suminagashi Set 45
Jonas, Gina 13
Wedge 24
Inks: Black 43-46
Tracing Paper/Vellum 27
Super, Crash, Mull 61
Knight, Stan 13
Brush Markers 37
Color 43, 45, 46, 48
Paint Mixer 49
T-Square 29
Lach, Denise 3
Bugra 25
F&W Acrylic Artists 46
Palettes 42
Tachikawa Holders 33
Leterme, Yves 6
Burnishers: Agate, Hematite 51 Fountain Pen 34, 43, 62
Paper:
Nibs 30
Mediavilla, Claude 7
Ball, Spoon 40
Iridescent 48, 49
Fine (Sheets) 24-25, 62
Tape: Artists 40
Melvin, Judy 40
Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate 50 Iron Gall 41
Paper, Pads see Pads
Book Tape 61
Pott, Gottfried 4, 5
Canson Ingres 25
McCaffery’s 41, 45
Paper & Book Press 59
Tape Nibs 30
Schneider, Linda 37, 52
Pro-Layout Marker Pad 27
Metallic 46, 48, 49
Paper & Board Cutters 60
Teflon Folder 59
Stevens, John 19
Cartridge Pens 34-36
Moon Palace 44
Papyrus 25
Thread, Linen 60, 62
Sull, Michael 53
Centering Ruler 28
Spectralite 46, 49
Parallel Pen 35
Tim's Pens 31
Waters, Sheila 11
Chronicle Nibs 30
Sumi 44 Walnut 45
Parchment:
Titanium Dioxide 50
Winters, Eleanor 10
Clairefontaine Pads 27
White 43, 45, 46
Pergamenata (Paper) 24, 25 Thomas Hoyer Ruling Pen 31
Zapf, Hermann 5
Copper Ink/Paint 46, 48, 49
Ziller 45
Vellum (Skin) 50
Tracing Pads 27
Leaf 50
Ink Sticks, Stones 44, 45
Diploma (Paper) 24
Tresser's Gold Size 51
AUTHORS/BOOKBINDERS
Copperplate 10, 52-58
Instacoll 51
Pastels 47
Liquid Gesso 51
Diehn, Gwen 62
Books 10, 52, 54
Jade PVA 61
Pebeo Drawing Gum 48
Triumph Trimmers 60
Etherington, Don 65
DVD 54
Japanese: Push Drill 59
Pelikan Ink 4001 43
Turned Wood Holder 33
LaPlantz, Shereen 61
Nibs 55-58
Holders 33
Pen Roll-up 47, 56
Oblique 56
Moote, Cherryl 66
Pads 26
Nibs 30, 56, 57
Pencil Sharpeners 29, 41
Ultrasonic Cleaner 58
SUPPLIES CATEGORIES
Practice Grid Pad 26, 27
Jars, Glass & Plastic 42
Pencils 41
Vellum: Calfskin 50
BOOKBINDING 59-66
Crocus Cloth 29
Kits: Copperplate 54
Blackwing 29
Tracing 27
BRUSH PENS 36, 37
Cutting Tools 40, 50, 60, 61
Spencerian 53
Metallic 47
Vermilion Sumi 45, 48
BRUSHES 23, 24
Dappen Dishes 42
Krylon Leafing Pens 38
Soapstone, White Lead 57
Gouache 47
COPPERPLATE 26, 41, 52-58 Davey Board 61
Lamy Fountain Pens 34
Pens: Automatic 31
Ink Stick 45
Dinky Dips 57
Leaf, Gold, etc 50
Folded 31
Walnut Ink 45
CUTTING TOOLS 60, 61
Diploma Parchment 24, 25 Left-Handed Calligraphy 18, G-Tec 41
Water Container 42
EASELS 29
Dr. Martin’s Ink:
35, 38, 39
Fountain 18, 34-36
Waterbrushes 47
ERASERS 28
Bleed Proof 43
Light Pad 29
Ruling 31 Suede 32
Weddings 8, 18
FINE PAPERS 24-25
Iridescent 48, 49
Linen, Tape 61 Thread 60
Tim's 31
Wheat Starch for Paste 61
FOUNTAIN PENS 34-36
Ocean 62
Lining Guide: Linex, Ames 28 Witch 30
White Lead Pencil 57
GILDING 50, 51
Pen-White 43
Magnifier 29
Pentalic Paper for Pens 26
Winsor & Newton Brushes 23
GOLD/SILVER 49, 50
Spectralite 46, 49
Manuscript:
Pentel: Color Brush 36
Gouache 46, 49
GOUACHE 46, 47, 49
Drafting Film 27
Fountain Pen 18, 34, 36
Brush Fountain Pen 36
Ink 43, 45, 49
GUIDES/RULERS 28
Drawing Boards 29
Dip Pen Nibs 30
Erasers 28
Witch Pens 30
GUMS 51
Marbling Set Boku Undo 45
Hyperaser 28
X-Acto, See Excel, 61
HOLDERS 32, 33, 40, 56, 57 Dropper Bottles 40, 42
Dura-Lar 49
Markers: Brush 37
Waterbrush 47
Zanerian Oblique Holders 56
INKS 41, 43-46, 48, 49
Easels, Tote 29
Chisel Edge 18, 38, 39
Pergamenata Packs 24
Zebra G Nibs 56, 57
LEFT-HAND 18, 35, 38, 39
Envelope Guidelines 28
Metallic 37, 38
Sheets 25
Zentangle 19, 66
LIGHT PADS 29
Elbow Nib 55
Pointed 39, 41
Pilot G-Tec Pen 41
Zerkall 25
MARKERS 18, 37-39, 41
Escoda Brushes 23
Wide 39
Parallel Pen 35
Zig Markers 18, 37, 38, 39
NIBS 18, 30, 55, 56
Erasers 28
Masking Fluid 48
Plumix Pen 34
Ziller: Holders 56
PADS 26, 27, 49, 53
Excel, Knives & Blades 61
McCaffery’s Ink 41, 45
Pipets 42
Inks 45
QUILLS 40
Fine Papers 24-25
Metallic Media 38, 39, 46,
Pliers 52, 53
RULING PENS 31
Finetec Metallics 49
47, 48, 49, 61
Plexi for Easel 29
DVD / DVD-ROM
SPENCERIAN 27, 37, 43, 52-57 Fish Glue 50
Methyl Cellulose 61
Plexi Tabletop Easel 29
Bookbinding/Etherington and
VELLUM, CALFSKIN 50
Fixative 40
Microspatula 61
Polishing Paper 29
Lallier 65
Flat Point Pencil Sharpener 41 Mike Kecseg Ink Stick 44
Principal Nib, EF 55, 56
Bookbinding/Moote 66
SUPPLIES
Folded Pen 31
Miniatum, Ink 51
Prints: Sheila Waters 11
Brush Lettering/Holliday &
5-Line Pens 32
Fountain Pen Ink 34, 43, 62 Mitchell: Holders 33, 40
Pumice 50
Reaves 17
Acetate, Dura-Lar 49
Cartridges 34, 35, 36, 43
Nibs 18, 30, 55
Push Drill 59
Calligraphy/Brown 6
Adhesives: Craft Glues 40
Fountain Pens 34-36, 58
Reservoirs 30
PVA Adhesive 61
Calligraphy/Daubney 9
Jade PVA, Methyl
Brush 36
Monoject Syringe 35
Quills, Knife 40
Calligraphy/Engelbrecht 12
Cellulose, Wheat Paste 61
Frankfurt 25
Moon Palace Sumi 44
Raphael Brushes 23, 24
Calligraphy/Ezell 3
Agate Burnishers 51
G-tec Pen 41
White 43
Rekab Brushes 23
Calligraphy/Imai 9
Aluminum Leaf 50
Gall Ink 41, 45
Needles, Bookbinding 60 Reservoirs 30
Copperplate/Tate 54
Ames Lettering Guide 28
Gaken Dish 45
Nibs: Broad edge 18, 30
Rhodia Pads 27
Flourishing/Sull 53
Ampad Pads 27
German Ingres 25
Copperplate 55-58
Rives BFK 25
Gilding/Joseph 14
Arches: Watercolor, MBM,
Gesso 51
Fountain Pen 34, 35
Rond Nib 30
Illumination/Buczek 14
Wove, Cover Paper 25
Gilder’s Bole 51
Manuscript 34
Rotring Calligraphy Pen 36 Saint John’s Bible 15
Arkansas Stone 29
Gilder’s Cushion, Knife 50
Music 32
Rubber Cement Pick-up 48 Spencerian/Sull 53
ArtGraf 62
Gillott Nibs 55
Nikko G 56, 57
Rulers: Centering, Graph,
Spencerian/Tate 54
Automatic Pens 31, 32
Glassine 25
Pointed 55, 56, 57
Omnigrid, Steel, Super 28
Awls 59
Glue Brushes 61
Poster 31, 32
Ruling Pens 31
Badger Paint Mixer 49
Glue: Craft 40
Principal, EF 55, 56
Sally’s Piercing Cradle 61 BOUND & LETTERED 64
Beeswax 60
Fish 50 Stick 40
Rose 56
Sandarac 51
GUILD ORDERS 10
Beinfang Graphics 360 27
Gold: Gold Leaf 50
Scroll 30, 31, 34, 35
Scalpel, Blades 61
LETTER ARTS REVIEW 67
Best Bottle Sumi 44
Spencerian 55-58
Schmincke:
ORDERING 20, 21
Blackwell Oblique Holder 57 Finetec 49
Gouache 46, 47, 49
Nib Sharpening Supplies 29 Gouache 47
RETURNS 20
Blotting Paper 58
Ink 48, 49
Nib Storage 18, 29, 32
Pan Watercolor 49
SHIPPING RATES 21
Board & Paper Cutters 60
Markers 37, 38, 39
Nideggen 25
Scroll (Split) Nibs 30
Boku Undo Marbling Set 45
Pan, Powered Gold 49
Niji Pen Pouch 47
Automatic Pens 31
Book Board, Tape 61
Shell Gold 50
Nikko Nibs 56, 57
Fountain Pen Nibs 34, 35
Book: Cloth 60 Presses 59
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BR26. Windsor & Newton Series Sceptre Gold 101 Brush. #2. Actual size.
BRUSHES
02
Chisel-Edged Lettering Brushes
BR01. 995 Winsor & Newton Chisel Brush. Actual size.
1/2"
BR01. 995 Winsor & Newton Chisel Brush. Golden
Nylon. The standard brush recommended by John
Stevens & other teachers for chisel-edged alphabets.
1/2". $20.29. $15.22 3/4". $29.29. $21.97 1". $41.49. $31.12
BR24. Raphael Kaerell Flat. Actual size.
BR26. Winsor & Newton Sceptre Gold 101 Brush.
Round. High quality and of a similar shape as the
Series 7, but made from a mix of sable and synthetic
fibers. Ideal for watercolor and suitable for acrylics.
Recommended by Michael Sull. Choose size:
#0000. $8.19. JNB $6.14
#000. $8.19. JNB $6.14
#00. $8.19. JNB $6.14
#0. $8.39. JNB $6.29
#1. $9.39. JNB $7.04
#2. $9.69. JNB $7.27
#3. $11.09. JNB $8.32
#4. $12.29. JNB $9.22
#5. $13.69. JNB $10.27
#6. $16.49. JNB $12.37
#8. $24.59. JNB $18.44
#10. $33.79. JNB $25.34
#12. $45.19. JNB $33.89
Rosemary Buczek uses these brushes for fine details in
her DVD, Gilding & Painting the Illuminated Letter
(DVD49). Shown approx. actual size.
06
BR48.
1/4"
Princeton
Liner
20/0 Brushes.
These are
10
3/8"
Monogram
small, precise
synthetic sable brushes for precise tasks. Superb for
fine detail in watercolor, as well as gouache, acrylic,
BR24. Raphael Kaerell Flat. For chisel-edged
and oil. The finest synthetic sable assures perfect
brush writing and watercolor painting. Carl Rohrs
pointing. The Liner Brush has long fibers, the Monotested the 1/4" and 3/8" and found them fine
gram Brush shorter ones. A sell-out at a SCA Scribal
brushes for chisel-edged brush lettering. (For 1/2"
and larger he recommends the W&N 995.) Synthetic event. Specify: Monogram, Liner. $9.75 each.
JNB $8.78 each
bristles. Specify size.
1/8"
02
#02. 1/8". $13.20. JNB $11.88 #08. 5/16". $17.95. JNB $16.16
#04. 3/16". $14.55. JNB $13.10 #10. 3/8". $19.00. JNB $17.10
#06. 1/4". $16.00. JNB $14.40
BR25. Set of above five sizes. $74.95. JNB $63.71
Size 12. 1/2". $21.10. JNB $18.99
Size 14. 5/8". $23.20. JNB $20.88
5
BR12. Rekab #5. Actual size.
John Stevens uses these round ferrule, chisel-edged Rekab
brushes for smaller Roman lettering as well as for a variety
of other styles. John uses these along with flat ferrule chiseledged brushes for his brush lettering. These quality sable
brushes, imported from Israel, with proper care will last
for 20 years or more. These are called “Showcard” or “One
Stroke Brushes.” They are more versatile than flat ferrule,
chisel edge brushes, but take a bit more skill to use. John
recommends the #5 to start with. For a wider range of sizes,
he suggests adding the #3 & #7.
Rapheal Kolinsky. These round watercolor bushes are
handmade with the finest Kolinsky Red Sable. Multiple 8
hair lengths ensure tightest possible point and a full
belly for a high paint load. They have superior resiliency,
spring, and snap. Rosemary Buczek: You need “brushes
like these to pull off the details.” “Amazing.”
BR46. Raphael Kolinsky 8404. Fine point. Rosemary:
“I use the #1 & #0 so much of the time.”
#0. List $27.65. JNB $23.50 #3. List $48.05. JNB $40.84
#1. List $33.40. JNB $28.39 #4. List $56.00. JNB $47.60
#2. List $37.70. JNB $32.05
BR47. Raphael Kolinsky 8408. Extra Fine Point.
“Awesome for the brushwork I love.” “Incredible point.”
#0. List $27.65. JNB $23.50 #1. List $33.40. JNB $28.39
0
1
Pointed Brushes
0
1
BR28. Winsor & Newton Series 7. Round.
Known as the finest watercolor brush, expensive but
worth the price. Handmade using the highest grade
Kolinsky Sable. Crisp point, just the right spring,
superior control, even and consistent flow. Recommended for pointed brush lettering & painting.
#000. $25.99. JNB $19.49
#00. $26.99. JNB $20.24
#0. $28.99. JNB $21.74
#1. $32.99. JNB $24.74
#2. $39.99. JNB $29.99
toll free:
#3. $54.99. JNB $41.24
#4. $74.99. JNB $56.24
#5. $92.99. JNB $69.74
#6. $132.99. JNB $99.74
1
BR47
BR12. Rekab Brushes. Specify size.
#3. $14.02. JNB $12.62
#6. $29.23. JNB $26.31
#4. $15.93. JNB $14.34
#7. $41.69. JNB $37.52
#5. $20.61. JNB $18.55
BR28. Winsor & Newton Series 7. #0 & #1. Actual size.
1
BR46
2
BR22. Escoda
4
Escoda Brushes. Annie Cicale uses these brushes
for painting. Eliza Schulte Holliday, coauthor of Brush
Lettering, highly recommends these brushes from
Spain for pointed brush lettering. They have plenty
of bounce and good snap and are reasonably priced.
Eliza starts her students with the #2 for lettering.
BR22. Round Pointed Sable Watercolor Brush.
#0. $15.38. JNB $12.30
#1. $16.72. JNB $13.38
#2. $20.38. JNB $16.30
#4. $29.76. JNB $23.81
BR23. Set Above of 4. $82.24. JNB $61.68
#6. $36.17. JNB $28.94
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BR49. Raphael Kaerell 8394. Pointed round. High
quality synthetic brush for water media. Harvest Crittenden uses this brush for applying Instacoll in gilding.
#00. $10.50. JNB $8.40
#2. $11.05. JNB $8.84
#0. $10.75. JNB $8.60
#3. $11.85. JNB $9.48
#1. $11.05. JNB $8.84
#5. $13.00. JNB $10.40
BR50. Miracle Wedge 7900 Brush #8. Pat Blair uses
this brush for simple, easy-to-create flowers. The flowers are quick and are used to ornament her pointed
pen work. Short handle, golden Talkon bristles, unique
wedge shape, seamless ferrule. These long-lasting, better quality synthetic brushes have excellent snap, fine
points, and sharp edges. For acrylics and watercolor.
Only one size available. $17.29. JNB $16.79
BR43. White Bristle Brushes. Pkg of 3. Specify flat
(sizes 2, 4, 6) or round (sizes 1, 3, 5). Good for mixing
gouache or loading ink. $1.20
NEW DIPLOMA PARCHMENT
A popular paper is now even better.
New Diploma Parchment. Machine-made in the US,
100% cotton, warm off-white (beige), pH neutral.
Smooth wove finish. 177gsm.
Specify size: 17"x22" or 34"x22".
This bestselling archival sheet is now even better. Easy
to write on and a little thicker than most text weight
papers, it is great for certificates and one-off pieces. A
paper you will use again & again. Give it a try. The New
Diploma Parchment is a warm beige (off-white) and
recommended by Vivian Mungall.
The old Diploma Parchment was a yellowish cream.
“This paper is beautiful. When I first put my pen on this
paper I was amazed at how lovely it is, much better than
the old Diploma Parchment. I like how the paper gilds
and takes paint, and the paper takes ink beautifully.
There is no feathering or bleeding. I recommend it. It is
a nice weight and is also fine for handmade books.”
– Rosemary Buczek.
PS84-HS. 17"x22". $1.35 per sheet 10 sheets $1.25ea.
PS84-FS. 34"x22". $2.50 per sheet
SMALL-SHEET FINE PAPER PACKS
8.5"x11". Not padded. Use for original projects or in
your printer. These packs ship flat with books/supplies or
large orders of paper.
PA03. Arches Text Wove. 25 sheet pack. $18.95
PA42. Arches 90lb Hot Press. 20 sheet pack. $32.95
PA84. Diploma Parchment. 50 sheet pack. $15.95
PERGAMENATA PACKS
PS98-PKT. Pack of 10 Sheets 11"x14" & 2 Sheets
11"x13.5". Pergamenata Heavyweight 230gsm. Perfect
size for SCA Scrolls. Easy to store, no curl to work out!
Can ship flat with books/supplies or rolled with paper
sheets. Specify: Natural or White. $17.95
3pkts/$17.50ea. 5pkts/$16.75ea.
PS98-57. Pack of 20 sheets 5"x7". Pergamenata
Heavyweight 230gsm. Choose Natural or White. $12.00
KHADI WHITE RAG PAPER
PS103. Khadi White Rag Paper. 210gsm (100lb).
Handmade from 100% long-fibered cotton rag, giving
it exceptional strength & durability. Acid free, gelatin
surface-sized. For calligraphy, drawing, water-color.
22"x30". Specify: Rough or Smooth (CP). $5.95 each
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FINE PAPERS
FOR CALLIGRAPHERS
Except as noted, all these papers have been chosen for their
suitability for broad edge calligraphy. Which side is the
right side to write on? The side that takes the ink the best.
On laid finish papers, one side will be smoother than the
other. Experiment. If you experience slight bleeding, try
sumi ink or gouache on the same paper.
BEGINNERS: Try the inexpensive Ingres papers. Diploma
Parchment is also a good bet. If you have a client that wants
a 100% cotton sheet, Arches Watercolor HP is especially
pen-friendly.
PRACTICE ON FINE PAPER?!?
A number of instructors recommend this. Why? If you only
practice on practice paper, you only become accomplished
at practice. Instead, think of writing on fine paper. Think of
your practice always as finished pieces. You become focused
in your practice – finished pieces are only more practice!
Paper Ordering Information
In most cases, large sheets of paper must be shipped separately from other items. For this reason, there is a separate
Paper Shipping Charge.
PAPER SHIPPING: USA 48: Flat rate of $12.00, regardless of the quantity of sheets ordered. AK, HI, PR: Based
on actual cost; minimum is $14.00. If shipping costs are
more than $14.00, we will email you the cost for your okay.
(APO & FPO: based on actual cost; minimum is $12.00)
If you order books/supplies and large sheets of paper
together, you must pay shipping on the book/supply total
and also $12.00 shipping for the paper. For example, if you
order 3 books totaling $49.95 and 20 sheets of Arches Text
Wove, add $7.95 shipping for the books and $12.00 for the
paper. Online orders: Add item PS00 (Paper Shipping
Charge, $12.00) to your cart.
Often we can fit a few small items in the tube with the
paper, or fit a few flat items in the box of a flat-shipped
large order. (Only large orders are shipped flat.) When only
one package is sent, you are charged only the $12.00 Paper
Shipping Charge. Note: your tube of paper may arrive on a
different day from your box of other items.
PAPER SHIPPING: INTERNATIONAL
Please inquire about exact costs, as even smaller
quantities of paper can be expensive to ship overseas.
CALLIGRAPHY PAPER SAMPLES
Don’t know what paper to order? Try our Full Sheet
Sample Pack (PS87-SA, $36.50). You get 10 of our most
popular white and off-white sheets. Includes a good variety
of both laid and smooth finish papers, both pure whites
and creamy whites, and thin text papers and thicker “cover
weight” sheets.
PS87-SA. Full Sheet Sample Packet. A sample packet of
our most popular white and off white sheets for calligraphers. Includes Arches Watercolor MBM, Arches Text Wove,
Arches Hot Press 90lb, Diploma Parchment, Canson Ingres
White, Frankfurt White, Stonehenge Cream, Zerkall Book
White, German Ingres White, and Pergamenata Natural
(160gsm). These are full size sheets, not sample swatches.
Each sheet is labeled. Cost includes shipping within the
continental USA. Canada add $7.00 (Airmail). $36.50
PS101. Small Sheet Sample Pack: White & off-white
Calligraphy Papers. 15 labeled sheets, approx 8.5"x9.5".
One sheet each: Arches Text Wove, Arches Watercolor
MBM, Bugra White, Frankfurt White & Cream, Canson
Ingres White, German Ingres White, Arches WC HP 90#,
Stonehenge Cream, Rives BFK, Diploma Parchment,
Pergamenata Natural 160 gsm, Pergamenata White &
Natural 230 gsm, Zerkall Book White. $13.50
This Sample Pack can ship with paper sheets (rolled) or
with books/supplies (flat).
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Grain direction is parallel to underlined dimension.
PS22-BLK. Black.$2.19. JNB $2.00
PS104. Arches MBM. 75% cotton, neutral pH.
20"x25.5". 105gsm. White. Laid finish. Recommended
by Peter Thorton and Sandy Wagner. List $4.05.
JNB $3.15 10 sheets/$2.95 25 sheets/$2.75
WHITE
NATURAL
PS88. Pergamenata. 160 gsm. Text weight. Specify:
Natural or White. 19.5"x27.5". $3.95. JNB $3.50
PS98. Pergamenata Heavyweight. 230gsm. Specify
Natural or White. 19.5"x27.5". $4.50. JNB $3.75
See bottom of column for full sheets of Pergamenata.
PS04. Frankfurt. This beautiful, wavy laid paper is a
favorite of Jean Formo in her walnut ink classes. I find it
easy to erase, as some inks allow correction with a white
plastic eraser! 19"x25". 120gsm. pH neutral. 3 deckles,
1 cut edge. Specify White or Cream. $4.05. JNB $3.15
CREAM
Pergamenata. 100% sulphite, Neutral pH. Machinemade. 19.5"x27.5". 160 gsm. This parchment-look sheet
is a great paper to work on (much better than common
vegetable parchment papers). You get the look of vellum/
parchment at a fraction of the cost.
WHITE
PS01. Arches Text Wove. 100% rag, neutral pH. 20"x25".
120gsm. White. Smooth finish (wove). Takes ink well. A
great, slightly soft, paper to write on. One of our most
popular papers. Great for paste paper. Full sheets below.
List $3.57. JNB $2.75 10 sheets/$2.65 each
PS04. Frankfurt. Cream. $4.05. JNB $3.15
PS93. Nideggen. Sand. 120gsm. 19"x25". Acid-free. 3
deckles, 1 cut edge. Same wavy laid lines as Frankfurt.
$4.15. JNB $3.15
PS92. Zerkall Book White. High alpha cellulose and
cotton. Neutral pH. 100gsm 20.75"x30". 2 natural deckles,
2 tear deckles. Used by Jean Formo and Reggie Ezell in
their workshops and classes. $4.47. JNB $3.40
PS84-HS. Diploma Parchment. Machine made in the US,
100% cotton, off-white, pH neutral. Smooth wove finish.
17" x 22". This archival sheet is a JNB best seller. Easy to
write on and a little thicker than most text weight pieces, it
is great for certificates and one-off pieces. A paper you will
use again & again. $1.35 per sheet 10 sheets $1.25ea.
See opposite page for full sheets and packet.
PS91. Rives BFK. 100% Cotton. Neutral pH. 22"x30".
250gsm. 2 deckles. White. $8.28. JNB $6.55 5/$6.35ea
PS105. Rives BFK 30"x 44". 280gsm. $20.10. JNB $16.50
PS95. Stonehenge. 100% cotton, neutral pH, 2
natural deckles, 2 cut edges. 22"x30". 250gsm.
Calligraphy, watercolor, colored pencil, pastels
and watercolors. Specify color: White or Cream.
Machine made. USA. $3.85. JNB $3.08
WHITE
CREAM
German Ingres (Hahnemühle). 100% alpha cellulose.
Text weight. Laid finish. 18.75"x24.75". 100gsm. Popular
with German scribes.
PS22-WHI. Antique/Eggshell White. $1.90. JNB $1.71
PS90. Arches Cover Black. Mouldmade in France.
100% Cotton. Neutral pH, lightly sized, textured surface.
250gms. 22"x30". Laurie Doctor and others recommend
this sheet for book and portfolio covers. It folds without
cracking. $10.67. JNB $7.95
PS05. Canson Ingres. Laid finish. 65% cotton.
19.5"x25.5". 100gsm. Acid-free. One size smoother than
other. Popular for calligraphy and bookmaking. USA.
Gelatin sized. Specify Color: White, Black, Steel Grey.
$2.00. JNB $1.89
PS05. Canson Ingres. Black. $1.75
PS05. Canson Ingres. Steel Grey. $1.75
PS21-WHT. Bugra. 100% Alpha Cellulose, laid finish.
130gsm. White. 20.5"x33". A thicker, pronounced laid
finish paper. Increasingly popular with calligraphers.
Mouldmade. Germany. $3.95
PS21-BLK. Bugra. Black. $3.95
PS94. Glassine. Transparent, 100% sulphite pulp. Acidfree. USA.18"x24". For use in burnishing, or use it when
smoothing down the paper fibers after erasing or razor
scraping. Will ship with books/supplies if folded to
9"x12". $.85 each. Two or more sheets/$.80 each
PAPYRUS This ancient writing surface is made by
pounding together two layers of strips cut lengthwise
from the rush, Cyperus papyrus. After drying in the
sun, the writing surface is smoothed with pumice. This
proto-paper was used for over 3,000 years before being
replaced by parchment & paper.
PS68. Papyrus. Handmade in Egypt. Untrimmed.
Approx 14.5"x18.5". Some surface texture, but accepts the
ink well. The strips of reed are readily apparent in this
translucent sheet. Elsewhere at up to $8.50. $4.95 per sheet
2-9 sheets: $3.95/sheet 10-24 sheets: $3.50/sheet
25 or more sheets: $3.10/sheet.
Papyrus can ship with either sheets of paper or with books/
supplies/pads of paper. No extra paper shipping for
Papyrus.
Watercolor Papers.
Superior quality,
100% rag. For both
painting and lettering. 90lb HP (Hot
CP
press) finish is the
most popular for
calligraphy. It is very
HP
smooth and gives a
sharp, even edge to
letters. CP (Cold Press) has a slight texture. 22"x30".
90 lb = 185gsm 140 lb = 300gsm
The thicker weight is suitable for wash techniques.
Arches Watercolor Paper
PS42. 90 lb HP List $10.07 $7.85 25/$7.05ea
PS47. 140 lb HP List $14.58 $11.35 25/$10.75ea
PS48. 140 lb CP List $14.16 $11.15 25/$10.50ea
PS82. Fabriano Artistico Watercolor.
100 lb HP List $7.50 $6.00 140 lb HP List $10.25 $8.20
140 lb CP List $10.25 $8.20
LARGER PAPER SIZES NOW AVAILABLE all grain-long
PS01-FS. Arches Text Wove Full Sht. 40"x25.5". $5.45
Pergamenata Full Sheet. 27.5"x39". $6.95 JNB $6.50
PS88-NAT-FS. Natural PS88-WHI-FS. White
PS98-FS. Pergamenata Heavyweight Full Sheet.
27.5"x39". Natural or White. $7.50
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PADS
OPAQUE PADS
For pointed pen, see also Clairefontaine, Maruman, and
Rhodia in Super Smooth Pads.
JNB Practice Pad. This pad has a new, smooth paper
that is great for pointed pen, yet has just enough tooth
for broad-edged penwork. Takes the ink well, holds
hairlines, and does not bleed or feather with most
inks. Good for classes and practice. 24lb bond. Pads are
approx. 20, 50, 100 sheets. Available in Graph (P01, P21).
P25. 8.5"x11". 20 shts. $3.95
50 shts. $5.95
100 shts. $9.95
P25-REAM. 8.5"x11". 500 shts. Not padded. $31.95
P20. 11"x17". 50 shts. $9.50
100 shts. $17.95
P20-REAM. 11"x17". 500 shts. Not padded. $62.95
Gilbert Bond Pads. 24lb. 25% Cotton. Unlike
most 20lb or 24lb office papers, Gilbert Bond
is perfect for calligraphy. It has a nice tooth, holds fine
lines, and does not bleed, even with watery inks. The
paper is highly recommended for serious practice by
Carol DuBosch, Peter Thornton, and many, many others
for broad-edged penwork. While it is more expensive
than other bond papers, it is worth the price. Sheet
counts are approximate. Available in Graph (P72).
Gilbert Bond Practice Pads (blank).
P70. 11"x17". 50 shts. $12.95. SALE $11.95 2/$9.95ea.
P69. 8.5"x11". 100 shts. $12.95. SALE $10.95 2/$9.95ea.
P69-REAM. 8.5"x11". 500 shts. Not padded. $42.95.
SALE $39.95
Calligraphers in Portland, Oregon, have been using
Gilbert Bond for years and years and LOVE it totally.
My students and I have decided that “we are worth it”
and use Gilbert for practice. We think using a better
paper makes our calligraphy practice seem more
important (and practice is so important!). I thoroughly
recommend the paper; it would be hard to recommend
Gilbert Bond too highly! – Carol DuBosch
P59. Chalk White Layout Bond Pad. Smooth surface
art paper. More opaque than Boris Layout. Good for
practice. 50 sheet pad. 16lb.
9"x12". $7.98. JNB $6.38
11"x14". $10.61. JNB $8.49
14"x17". $14.30. JNB $11.44
P40. Paris Paper for Pens from Borden & Riley. A very
smooth surface paper great for broad-edged and pointed
pen work. Use sandarac for broad-edged work. 40 sht pad.
9"x12". $15.96. JNB $12.77
11"x14". $21.92. JNB $17.54
14"x17". $30.76. JNB $24.61
P17. Pentalic Paper for Pens.
Archival quality; neutral pH;
110lb; smooth, hard surface. 40
sheet pad. Use this pad for crisp
lettering. Bright white. Back
when it was produced by the
pioneering calligraphy supplier
Pentalic, this was a favorite with
scribes. The paper has recently
been brought back up to those
earlier high standards. Recommended by Sheila Waters.
9"x12". $14.50. JNB $13.05
11"x14". $18.95. JNB $17.06
14"x17". $27.95. JNB $25.16
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P100. Strathmore Series 400 Drawing Pads. 80lb
acid-free paper for pen and ink and light washes.
Regular/Medium surface. Off-white. 24 sheets. Thomas
Ingmire uses these in his workshops as an alternative to
Arches Text Wove.
6"x8". $4.55. JNB $4.23
9"x12". $7.29. JNB $6.56
11"x14". $9.95. JNB $8.96
12"x18". $11.09. JNB $9.98
18"x24". $20.99. JNB $19.90
Strathmore Writing. Just out, this is a wonderful paper
for pen work. It has enough tooth for broad-edged pen,
but is also smooth enough for pointed pen, and it is
made to take liquid ink without bleeding! Heather
Held designed the logo for the paper and worked with
Strathmore on the paper qualities. Natural White, 25%
cotton, wove finish. Pads and journal/sketchbooks are
available blank or lined (with dotted, light blue lines).
While the name is the same, this is a different and much
better paper for calligraphy than the Strathmore Writing
that is used for printing letterhead.
P76. Strathmore Writing Pad. 50 sheets. Save 25%!
6"x8". Specify lined or blank. $7.95. SALE $5.96
8.5"x11". Specify lined or blank. $9.95. SALE $7.46
PA76. Strathmore Writing Envelopes.
Pack of 25. Save 25%!
#6 (4.75"x6.5") $11.99. SALE $8.99
#9 (3.875"x8.875") $12.99. SALE $9.74
GRID / GRAPH PADS
Sheet counts are approximate. For pointed pen, see also
Gold Fibre Quad Pad and grid/graph versions of Clairfontaine, Maruman, and Rhodia in Super Smooth Pads.
Actual grid size
JNB Copperplate Graph Pads.
Light blue grid, 8 squares/inch,
with added slant lines. Graph
may show on some copiers/
settings. Smooth 24lb bond,
same paper as the JNB Practice
Copperplate Graph: P01
Pad (blank). 50 sheets.
P01-11. 11"x17". $11.95 6/$11.50 12/$11.25 24/$10.95
P01-8. 8.5"x11". $7.95 6/$7.50 12/$7.25 24/$6.95
P21. JNB Graph Pad.
Light blue grid (8sq/inch).
24lb bond, same paper as the
JNB Practice Pad (blank). Approx. 50 sheets. 11"x17". $11.95
6/$11.50ea 12/$11.25ea.
Graph: P21, P22, P23, P72
24/$10.95ea.
P22. JNB Graph Pad. 28lb bond. 8.5"x11". 50 shts. $6.95
P72. Gilbert Bond Graph Pad.
8 squares/inch. 11"x17". Same 24lb paper as Gilbert
Bond Practice Pad (blank). 50 sheets. $12.95
Actual grid size
P23. Westwind Graph Pad. Non-repro grid (8sq/
inch). 11"x17". This popular pad is available once again!
Through extensive testing of paper, inks and printing
process, they have now produced a high-quality pad.
The blue non-repro grid is accurate and does not “ghost”
through the written letters. Approx. 50 sheets. $14.95
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SUPER SMOOTH PADS
Actual grid size
AMPAD
P63. Gold Fibre Quad Pad.
Recommended by Kathy
Milici for her classes. Legal
style 80-sheet pad with cover,
micro-perfed. Smooth, white,
20lb paper. Front is a grid (4sq/
P63
in), back is narrow ruled, both
in green ink. Pad: 8.5"x11.75" Sheets: 8.5"x10⅞". $6.75.
JNB $4.99
Michael Clark likes its smooth, non-bleeding surface
with both walnut and sumi inks and thinks the paper is
“absolutely wonderful.”
CLAIREFONTAINE. Highly recommended by
TRANSLUCENT PADS
P41. Beinfang Graphics 360. 100% Rag Layout Pad. Ink
flows smoothly but keeps sharp edge. White sheet with
good translucency. Recommended by Peter Thornton.
Similar to Cotton Comp & Canson Pro Marker. 50 Sheets.
9"x12". $12.78 11"x14". $17.56 14"x17". $24.89
Boris Layout Pad. Bright White Marker Layout Pad (#37).
A smooth, translucent sheet that is highly recommended.
No bleeding or feathering. Popular for beginning classes.
Our most popular pad.
P09-50. 50 sheets
P09-100. 100 sheets
9"x12" $10.44 JNB $8.87 $17.02 JNB $14.47
11"x14" $14.58 JNB $12.39
$23.68 JNB $20.13
14"x17" $19.79 JNB $16.82 $33.51 JNB $28.48
P32. Canson Pro-Layout Marker Pad. A bright white,
18lb, marker layout pad. 50 sheets. Very smooth surface.
Worth the price. Black guidelines under the sheet are easily seen even without a light table. Michael Sull’s favorite
pad for reproduction work. His recommendation is echoed
by others: “Absolutely wonderful.” “A great pad.”
9"x12". $13.75. JNB $13.17
11"x14". $18.85. JNB $17.69
14"x17". $26.15. JNB $24.31
P45. Canson Vidalon Translucent Vellum Pad. 50 sheets.
9"x12". $25.55. JNB $24.13 11"x14". $32.50. JNB $30.40
P39. Cotton Comp. From Borden & Riley. 100% Rag
Marker Layout Pad. Smooth finish. Takes ink without
bleeding or feathering. A step up from the regular Marker
Layout. 50 sheets. A Sheila Waters favorite for layouts.
9"x12". $12.46. JNB $9.97
11"x14". $17.02. JNB $13.62
14"x17". $23.07. JNB $18.46
Michael Sull and others for pointed pen work. Purchase
the lined pad for Spencerian practice & correspondence, the blank one for flourishing. “Absolutely fantastic surface. You just want to write on it!” – Michael Sull
P36. Clairefontaine Writing Pad. Triomphe. Extra
white. 23lb vellum finish paper. Pad of 50 sheets.
8.25"x11.75". Blank. From France. $9.00
2/$8.50ea. 10/$8.00ea.
P35. Clairefontaine Pad. Staple-bound, microperforated at top. 24lb, neutral pH, crisp white
paper. Ruled with pale violet lines! Pad of 80 sheets,
8.25"x11.75". From France. $11.00
2/$10.50ea. 5/$10.00ea. 10/$9.50ea.
PA37. Clairefontaine Paper A4. Blank. Pack of 100
sheets. 8.25"x11.75". $12.00
P38. Clairefontaine GRAPH Pad. 8.5"x11.75".
TRACING PADS
80 sheets. $11.00
P43. Tracing Paper Pad. 25lb, 50 sheets (Borden & Riley
MARUMAN
P64. Maruman Mnemosyne
Imagination Pad. A4 Size.
8.3"x11.7". 70 sheets. Delightfully
smooth paper. Super for pointed pen
work. A favorite of Heather Held: “I can’t recommend it
highly enough! Everyone who tries the paper loves it.”
Specify blank or 5x5mm graph. $15.95 2/$14.95 each
RHODIA PADS
Highly recommended for pointed
pen work. Non-bleeding, bright
white, smooth satin finish, 80gsm
(22lb), acid-free, pH neutral paper.
All are micro-perforated to provide
a clean edge when you tear out the
sheet. Lines and graphs are printed
in purple ink. 80 sheets per pad.
Dimensions are for the sheet size
(not the overall pad size).
[NEW] P74. Rhodia Pad 4.25"x6".
Choose from graph or lined. $4.00
[NEW] P75. Rhodia Dot Pad.
Orange cover. 5sq/inch (5x5mm). 8.25"x11". $9.00
P53. Rhodia Blank Pad.
Unlined. Black cover. 8.25"x11.5". $10.00
P54. Rhodia Lined Pad. Lines spaced 5/16" (8mm).
Black cover. 8.25"x11". $10.50
Rhodia Graph Pad. Orange cover. 5sq/inch (5x5mm).
P55. 8.25"x11". $9.00 P56. 16.5"x11.75". $16.00
PS100. Drafting Film Polyester Matte 2 Sides. 004"
thick, 24"x36". Translucent, polyester-based film with
a matte drawing surface on both sides. Accepts ink,
pencil, and colored pencil and erases cleanly. Anti-static.
Used in Denis Brown’s classes. $6.50 per sheet
toll free:
#41 Parchment Tracing).
9"x12". $7.95. JNB $6.76
11"x14". $10.44. JNB $8.87
14"x17". $14.53. JNB $12.35
P44. Tracing Vellum Pad. 55lb, 50 sheets (Borden & Riley
#90 Vellum Sheer Trace). Heavier, yet easier to see through
than tracing paper. Similar to Canson Vidalon Vellum. Sheila
Waters recommends tracing vellum for fine, detailed work.
9"x12". $20.04. JNB $17.03
11"x14". $27.24. JNB $23.15
COLORED PAPER/PADS
CANFORD PAPER. Recommended by Brian Walker as
ideal for pointed pen work. Try white or metallic ink on
the rich, dark colors. Great for papercraft projects, too.
Smooth finish, acid-free.
P47. Canford Color Pad. 32 sheets: 4 each of violet,
red, black, deep green, dark blue, orange, navy, & white.
8.3"x11.7". Retail $18.55. JNB $16.70
P46. Canford Black Pad. 30 sheets.
8.3"x11.7". Retail $18.55. JNB $16.70
P58. Black Artagain Drawing Paper Pad. Acid-free,
medium weight, and lightly textured. Works for the
“Bleach & Pastels” technique described in Art Exposé.
From Strathmore. 24 sheets.
9"x12". $9.29. JNB $8.96
12"x18". $15.89. JNB $15.17
JNB Good Drawing Paper.
This inexpensive drawing paper is great
with calligraphy ink and other liquid media. There is
no feathering or bleeding – even with Noodler’s
fountain pen ink. It works well for paste paper too.
Available in unpadded packs.
PA06. 9"x12". 100 sheets. $9.95
PS06. 18"x24". 100 sheets. $35.00
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GUIDELINES / LINERS
SLIDER WRITER
Pre-ruled guidelines save time – no guidelines to draw
and none to erase. For practice paper and other thinner
sheets, guidelines on paper work well. Thicker or colored
paper will require a light box and guidelines on clear
material. Most of our guidelines consist of sheets of
equally spaced lines.
GL06. Envelope Guidelines / Letterlines. Slip these
guidelines into your envelopes. Two sets of lines (large,
small), 7" wide x 5.25" long. Printed on clear plastic.
Includes an envelope template for making your own
envelopes using gift wrap or other paper AND an
addressing guide with tips and creative ideas, along
with etiquette for addressing envelopes. $14.50
GL07-S6. Set of 6 Guidelines.
A set of six different printed
guidelines on a translucent sheet
(Fine, Medium, Broad, B2, B3, B4).
8.5"x11". Each guideline sheet has a
set of equally spaced lines. Can be
cut to fit in envelopes. $4.95
(This product has changed and is no
longer on clear film.)
S805. Linex Lining Guide. $6.95. Limited stock.
S91. Ames Lettering Guide. $3.95
S937. SliderWriter
Laser Liner. $67.49
This amazing tool
eliminates the need to
draw guidelines by
projecting a line using
a low-energy laser. No more erasing pencil lines from
envelopes! Use the built-in ruler on the right or 3/4"
guide on the left to easily space your lines – or tape on
your own custom guide. Included are two large rubber
bands that allow simple placement of vertical margins.
Especially useful for dark or lined envelopes that are too
opaque to use a light box and master guidelines. Note
that only one line is projected and will only provide a
baseline for your writing. The price includes delivery for
USA48. (For AK, HI, & PR use code S937-AK/HI/PR,
$72.49). NOTE: The usual shipping fees apply to the rest
of your order. This item ships separately from the other
items in your order.
RULERS
ERASERS For erasing pencil lines except as noted
S821
S730
S871
S821. Linex Super Ruler. Highly recommended by
Reggie Ezell. Precision divided in mm & inches.
Non-skid strips raise edges slightly for ruling while
holding firmly to paper. Imported from Europe. $14.50
S871. Clear Plastic
Grid Ruler with
Metal Cutting Edge
Heavy-duty transparent
plastic ruler. One edge is beveled for drawing lines, the
other has a stainless steel edge for easy cutting. Useful for
both light and dark papers. Includes centering scale.
Ruler is graduated in 16ths of an inch. Recommended by
Annie Cicale. 12". $6.50 18". $10.25
S798. C-Thru
Graph Ruler.
8sq/inch grid, beveled edge, clear. 2"x12". $3.25 S798
S425. 18" Centering Ruler. Clear plastic. $6.75
Stainless Steel Ruler. Flexible, cork back.
S270. 12". $3.89
S271. 18". $5.89
S574. 12" Wood Ruler with Metal Edge. $2.00
S730.
Parallel
Glider.
Similar to the
Rolling ruler,
but sturdier. 10" length. Specify inches or metric. $28.85.
JNB $27.41
S385. 12" Rolling Ruler. For ruling lines. $10.75
E29. Moo White Vinyl Eraser. $2.99. JNB $2.69
E28. Moo Carve Block. 3" x 4" x .5". A favorite of Carol
DuBosch for carving rubber stamps. $3.99
See page 29 for Drawing Boards. See page 41 for
graphite pencils & fine tip markers, page 47 for colored
pencils, and page 29 for Blackwing Pencils.
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E10 E15 E17
Pentel Clic Erasers.
Click to advance or retract.
E10. Pentel Hyperaser.
Great for erasing ink. $11.66
E11. Refill Pentel Hyperaser. $3.95
2/$3.75ea. 5/$3.55ea. 10/$3.30ea.
E15. Black Pentel Clic Eraser. For
erasing ink on black paper. $11.35
E16. Black Pentel Clic Refill. $3.75
E17. Pentel Pro Clic Eraser.
For erasing pencil. $8.96
E18. Pentel Pro Clic Refill. $2.95
Rectangle
E22
Round
E22. Tombow Mono Zero Eraser. Sleek, high
quality eraser for precision work. Specify Round or
Rectangular eraser. $4.49 each
E23. Tombow Refill. White vinyl. Specify Round or
Rectangular eraser. $1.99
E27. Perfection
Ink Eraser.
Highly recommended by Harvest Crittenden for erasing
ink: “They work great on vellum.” $3.25
E12
E12. Peel-Off Magic Rub Eraser. Great for tight
places. For erasing pencil lines. $1.55
E08. Factis Black Eraser. For erasing pencil lines on
black papers. Does not leave marks.
$1.05ea Box of 18/$16.02
E09. Kneaded Eraser. $1.10ea.
Box of 12/$11.04
E08
S86. Magic Rub Eraser. White plastic. For erasing
pencil guidelines. Nonabrasive. $1.10
E13. Staedtler Mars White
Plastic Eraser. Small. $1.60ea.
Box of 12/$17.40
E13
E06
E06. Pentel Clic Eraser. Cylindrical, white eraser. 5" in
a pen-style holder with grip. $2.25
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LIGHT PADS / BOXES
S752
S762. Artograph
LightPad. Slim,
S762
lightweight and
brightly lit with
cool LED
technology, this light
box is truly portable.
Provides you with up to 30,000
hours of maintenance-free creative
brilliance. The sleek design has a metal frame and fully flat top surface.
Comes with a soft protective sleeve. Sizes are illumination area.
6"x9". $104.99. SALE $92.00
9"x12". $157.00. SALE $130.00
12"x17". $259.99. SALE $230.00 17"x24". $364.00. SALE $325.00
S939. Wafer Lightbox.
Similar to the Artograph
Lightpad, but even
thinner – the Wafer Lightbox is only
3/8" thick. The lighted area measures
a full 9"x12.5" or 12.5"x17", with the
frame the same level as the lighted
surface. The top and left side edges
of the frame have a built-in ruler marked in both inches and centimeters.
The Wafer’s LED illumination is dimmable, provides an even spread of
light from edge to edge, and is very low heat. Uses an AC adaptor
(included). From Daylight. Choose from two sizes:
9"x12.5" lighted area (total size 10.5"x14"). $149.99
12.5"x17" lighted area (total size 14"x19"). $249.99
S752. Plexi
Tabletop Easel. This
sturdy frosted plexi easel
sits on your table and provides a
slanted surface for writing. The
lip-free lower edge allows free arm
movement. Slide a short fluorescent
light fixture under the 3/8"-thick
plexi and you have a slanted light
box. Three soft bumpers on the underside of the lower edge keep the
nearly 24"-wide easel in place. This
ingenious design by calligrapher
Kaye Hanna is one piece of shaped
plexi. Easy to transport and set up.
23.75"x16.25". Back is 3.75" high.
USA. Light fixture not included.
$78.00. JNB $66.30
S156-S
S156-L
EASEL TOTE / PORTFOLIO
Use this soft-sided portfolio to carry your easel,
paper pads, or drawing/
lap boards to classes and
workshops. Waterproof
fabric. Can be folded for
storage or travel. Carrying handle, full-length
S900
zipper, and an adjustable
shoulder strap. Made in
the USA.
S899. Easel Tote, 20"x26." $19.95
Purple Silver Black
S900. Easel Tote with Pocket,
18"x24." Full-length outside pocket, 8"-height. $34.95
NIB SHAPING / SHARPENING
S106. Crocus Cloth. $1.50
S107. Polishing Paper $2.50
Both of the above are used in the final smoothing
of a broad edge nib.
S115. Hard (Black) Arkansas Stone. For sharpening
nibs. Instructions included. $25.95. JNB $24.65
S657. 10x Chrome Plated Magnifier. $20.25
N142. Empty Zebra Nib Box. We’ve
had several requests for this small,
clear, plastic box. Holds 4-8 Chisel Nibs
or 9+ pointed nibs. 1-3/4"x7/8"x7/16".
$1.00ea. 5/.90ea. 10/.85ea. 20/.75ea.
(Nibs sold separately)
PL11. Palamino Blackwing Pencil. 12 pack. Exceptionally smooth writing. A hit at recent conferences.
Adjustable eraser. $21.95
PL12. Blackwing Eraser Refills. 10 pack. $2.95
PL13. Blackwing Long Point Pencil Sharpener.
Comes with two spare blades. $7.95
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EASELS
Calligraphy Easels. Lightweight,
portable easel designed for a table or desk. Folds flat
to 1.5" thick for easy carrying. Adjustable to 7
different angles. Can be used as a light table.
S156-L. Large. 23.5" wide, 17.75" high. $37.95
S156-S. Small. 16"wide, 19" high. $34.95
Frosted plexiglass for easels. 1/8" thick.
S160-L. Large Plexi. $13.95
S160-S. Small Plexi. $9.95
DRAWING BOARDS
Airlite Drawing Board. A high quality, lightweight
drawing board with a smooth hardwood surface on
both sides and two metal edges for use with a
T-square. Use flat, with an easel, or as a lapboard.
Made in the USA.
S690. 18" x 24". $30.99 S697. 20" x 26". $35.99
T-SQUARE / SET SQUARE
S753
S753. C-Thru Clear T-Square. Calibrated one edge
in inches, the other metric. 12". $2.75 18". $5.25
Wooden T-Square with Acrylic Edge.
S623. 18". $14.50 S692. 24". $16.50
S739. Stainless Steel T-Square.
18". $26.95. JNB $24.26 24". $32.65. JNB $29.39
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NIBS
Mitchell Round Hand Nibs
The standard nibs for broad edge pen work are: Tape,
Brause, Mitchell Round Hand, and Speedball. All will work
well. Best quality: BRAUSE. Most flexible: MITCHELL.
Brause Nibs
Brause Nibs. Stiffer
nibs with reservoir on
top. Oblique-cut.
Sizes: .5, .75, 1, 1.5, 2,
.5 .75 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 4 5 mm 2.5, 3, 4, 5 mm. Highquality nibs from
Germany. If you have
a heavy hand, these
nibs will work well.
N02. Individual nibs. Specify size. $2.19. JNB $2.00
10+ asst. $1.90ea. 50+ asst. $1.85ea.
N02-S9. Set of 9. $19.71. JNB $17.58
N06. Brause Left-hand Nibs.
Hand-ground to left oblique. $3.50ea. 10+ asst. $3.05ea.
N06-S9. Left-hand set of 9. $31.50. JNB $29.30
N130. Brause Ornament Nib.
These have a round tip similar to the Speedball B Series.
Specify .5, 1, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5mm. $2.00
N130-S5. Brause Ornament Nib Set of 5. $9.50
Hiro Tape Nibs
Tape Nibs. More flexible
than Brause nibs, stiffer
than Mitchell, takes to
the ink better when new.
Reservoir on top. Right Hand sizes only: .5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3,
4mm. Oblique cut. A good nib for classes & beginners.
N01. Individual nibs. Specify size. List $1.25. $1.06
10+ asst. $.93 each 100+ asst. $.89 each
N01-S7. Set of 7. List $8.75. $6.50
Tachikawa Nibs
N114.
Tachikawa Nibs.
Chrome plated
nibs from Japan. Long lasting, sharp, and smooth writing.
Specify 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 mm. $4.10 each
N114-S. Set of 5. $19.95
0
1
2
3
4
5
Speedball
Nibs
6
N09. Speedball Nibs. American nibs. Sizes: C-0, C-1, C-2,
C-3, C-4, C-5, C-6. C-0 is largest, C-6 is smallest.
Best in larger sizes. C-2, C-3, & C-4 are popular for
beginners’ classes. N09. Individual nibs. $2.29
N09-S6. Set of 6 (C-0/C-5). $11.99
Speedball Left-hand Nibs. Sizes: LC-0, LC-1, LC-2,
LC-3, LC-4. N10. Individual nibs. $2.29
N10-S5. Set of 5. $11.99
No. 0
(3.3mm)
No. 1
(3mm)
No. 1.5
(2.5mm)
No. 2
(2.3mm)
No. 2.5
(1.8mm)
No. 3
(1.4mm)
No. 3.5
(1mm)
No. 4
(0.9mm)
No. 5
(0.75mm)
No. 6
(0.6mm)
N04. Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs. Flexible nibs
from England without reservoirs (see below). Straightcut. Sizes 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm), 2(2.3mm),
2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm), 4(0.9mm),
5(.75mm), 6(.6mm).
Though they say round hand, these nibs are very suitable for all broad edge alphabets. Beginners may have
some trouble with the flexibility.
N04. Individual nibs. Specify size. List $1.45. $.85
10 or more assorted Mitchell: $.75 each
Gross (144) (same size): $86.40
N04-S10A. Set of 10 with 2 reservoirs. $8.60
N04-S10B. Set of 10 with 10 reservoirs. $12.95
Mitchell Left-hand Nibs.
N05. Individual nibs. List $1.45. $1.00
10 or more assorted LH Mitchell: $.90 each
N05-S10A. Set of 10 with 2 reservoirs. $10.50
N05-S10B. Set of 10 with 10 reservoirs. $13.50
N07. Mitchell Slip on Reservoirs.
These slide on under the nib. You may
need to adjust them slightly, but this is no
problem as the metal bends easily.
$1.15. JNB $.62 10/$.56 each Gross box (144). $53.28
Manuscript / Rond / Chronicle
N19. Manuscript
Round Hand.
These nibs are similar
to Mitchell Rexel Round Hand but a bit stiffer.
Bronze. Sizes: 0, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6. $.75 each
10/$.65ea. 100/$.60ea. Also called Hiro Rond & Chronicle.
N19-S10. Set of 10. $6.00
Scroll Pens
N11
#10
#20
#30
#40
#50
#60
N11. Scroll Pens. A dip pen that writes a double line.
Mitchell (Rexel). No reservoir.
Specify 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60. List $3.55. $3.15 each
N11-S6. Set of 6. $16.95
N15. No. 3
Witch Pens
0
1
2
3
4
5
N16.
Speedball B Series.
Specify size: B0, B0.5, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B5.5, B6. $2.29ea.
N16-S6. Set of 6 (B0-B5, no B0.5 or B6). $11.99
N149. Speedball A Series. Squared-tip. Specify: A0, A1,
A2, A3, A4, A5. $2.29 each
N149-S6. Set of 6 (A0-A5). $11.99
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No. 2
No.1
N15. Mitchell Witch Pens. Square-cornered, but with
a rolled over writing edge that allows pen to glide over
rough surfaces. Works well on grained or coarse paper.
Pen is a complete unit of nib, reservoir, and holder.
Sizes: 1, 2, 2.5, 3, 4. $4.95 each
N15-S5. Set of 5. List $26.75. $19.85
See page 29 for Nib Sharpening / Shaping materials.
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RULING / FOLDED PENS
N148
N22. Ruling
Pen. Julian
Waters,
Gottfried
Pott, &
many others
are using
ruling pens
to produce
expressive
letters. This
ruling pen
is designed
specifically for
lettering. You
vary the line width by
tilting the pen. Wood
handle with brass collar
& writing unit. $47.00
LUTHIS PENS
Butterfly
N155
Moth
N148. Tim’s Folded Pen. Each
one of these pens is a versatile
marking tool and a beautiful,
handcrafted object. Recycled
metal cans are cut, hammered,
and formed into the folded nib
and combined with a turned
hardwood handle and a bit of
thin-walled brass pipe. These
are truly instruments for
expressive writing and drawing. The line width varies with
the angle of the pen to the
paper. Each unique pen is also
a lesson in sustainability. To
select your pen, search N148
at www.johnnealbooks.com,
then click on the picture to see
the current selection of pens.
The drop-down menu will list
the pens that are still available
(pens not listed in the dropdown menu have been sold).
shown at 50% actual size $38.00 each 2/$36.20 each
LUTHIS FLAT PENS
#5a
Fan
Luthis Flat Pens.
Chisel-edged pens in wider sizes. The nibs
are made from repurposed aluminum litho plates, and
the handle is a simple dowel. They write similar to
Automatic Pens, but they are a bit more flexible.
Dragonfly
Moth XXL
N155. Luthis Pens. Folded metal pens for
expressive writing and formal calligraphy.
The tips are aluminum; the handles are unfinished
wood. Approximately 6" long. Each style writes differently. From Argentina; the pens are labeled with their
Spanish names. $16.95 each. Intro. Price $15.95ea.
Butterfly (Mariposa). Has two writing edges.
Moth (Polillita). A smaller version of Butterfly.
Fan (Abanico). The writing edge curve is similar to a
standard folded pen or calligraphy ruling pen.
Dragonfly (Libélula). The writing edge has a unique
curve that allows you to change writing styles quickly.
Carol DuBosch’s favorite of the five.
N155-S4. Luthis Pens set of 4. One each of Butterfly,
Moth, Fan, and Dragonfly. $59.80
Moth XXL (Polilla XXL). This is a larger version of
the Moth (Polillita). $18.95. Introductory Price $17.83
N33
Thomas Hoyer using the Haff
ruling pen. www.callitype.com
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TIM’S FOLDED PENS
“dagger”
N30. Folded
Ruling Pen.
This innovative
lettering tool
has been popular
since it was introduced in 1995.
Use it to produce
tight “brush
lettering” with a
pen or for wild,
fun, expressive
lettering. These
are the originals
made by
Matthew Coffin
& highly praised by Carl
Rohrs & Peter Thornton as
superior to others that are
available. $16.50
N33. Haff Ruling
Pen. Thomas Hoyer
uses this fine-crafted,
traditional ruling pen
for expressive
lettering. 5" nickelplated, tool steel alloy.
From Germany. $22.50
N156. Luthis Flat Pens. Specify size: #3 (5mm),
#4(7mm), #5 (11mm), #5a (15mm), #6 (20mm),
#6a(25mm). $10.95 each
N156-S6. Set of 6 pens (3, 4, 5, 5a, 6, 6a). $58.95
N156. Luthis Flat Pen XXL (60mm). A very wide,
chisel-edged pen. This pen has a thicker handle than
the smaller Luthis Flat Pens. Specify XXL size. $16.95
AUTOMATIC PENS
Automatic Pens. These poster pens are made of a
non-rust nickel silver with a plastic handle. They
produce very thin thins. Use them with the tooth
blade uppermost. Clean with warm water after use.
A new pen should be filled and worked gently on
paper until the color (ink) flows. Any scratchiness
will soon wear off with use.
N27. Automatic Pens. Sizes: 1 (1/16"), 2 (1/8"), 3
(3/16"), 3A (1/4"), 4 (5/16"), 4A (3/8"), 5 (1/2"), 6
(3/4"), 6A (1"). $12.50 each
N27-S6. Set of 6 pens. $75.00. JNB $72.50
(sizes 1, 2, 3 or 3A, 4, 5, 6 or 6A)
N27-SCROLL.
Scroll Automatic
Pens Specify:
#7, #8, #9, #10.
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PENHOLDERS
Mahogany
Black
Natural
Brown
Black
H105. Cork Tip Holder. Very similar to the
popular Koh-i-noor 127N. Scribes like the
comfortable cushion of the cork, and the grip is thicker
than standard wood penholders. Many calligraphers find
this kind of holder a pleasure to use. Standard metal nib
gripper. $5.50 each. JNB $5.10 each 3/$4.98 each
H105-S. Cork Tip Holder Set of 3.
One of each color. $16.50. JNB $14.94
H106. Artist Penholder. This sleek
metal and wood penholder from Germany
has a tapered metal grip area. Different from the cork
holders, this taper provides the thinnest diameter close
to the nib. It also has a three-faceted grip area away from
the tip and in the wood, which works if you want to hold
your pen more like you might hold a brush. This holder
is longer than most (8") and uses the standard metal nib
gripper. Choice of Mahogany or Black. $10.95 each
Pink
Red
Orange
Black & Silver
Gold &
Multicolor
Turquoise
Gold & Black
Blue
Multicolor
H63. Marbled Pen Holder. Beautiful penholders in gold
& black, silver & black, gold with multicolor, and the
newest: multicolor (with swirls of red, blue, green, and
yellow). Approx 5⁄16" diameter at the nib end and 6 7⁄8"
long. Standard metal nib gripper. $3.49ea. JNB $2.97ea.
H63-S. Marbled Metallic Penholders, Set of 3. One of
each (no colored multicolor). $10.47. JNB $8.91
Purple
Dark Purple
Black
H111. Colored Pen Holders. These painted
wood holders have the same tapered shape as
our popular Mahogany Wood Holders and use the
standard metal nib gripper. Choose color. $3.49 each.
JNB $2.50 each
Natural
Brown
Natural
Black
Nut Brown
H112. Wooden Pen Holders. Standard
shape, size, nib gripper. Available in Natural
or stained Nut Brown. Retail $2.99. JNB $2.50 each
Yellow
Red
Blue
Nib sold separately.
Green
H104. Standard Pen Holders. These tapered
wooden penholders from Germany are the
same size as our popular Mahogany penholders (H62)
and the Marbled ones above. Approx 5⁄16" diameter at the
nib end and 6 7⁄8" long. Standard metal nib gripper.
Choose: Natural (beech wood), Brown, Black, Red Stain,
Green Stain, Yellow Stain, Blue Stain. $3.49ea. JNB $3.19ea
H104-S. Set of 3 Standard Holders. One each of Black,
Brown, Natural. $10.47. JNB $8.50
H104-SC. Set of 4 Stained Standard Holders. One each
of Red, Green, Yellow, and Blue. $13.96. JNB $11.33
SUEDE PENS
N21. Suede Pens. Made of metal and ultrasuede.
They will hold and deliver ink to vertical surfaces
without danger of spills. Can create a drybrush effect.
They are fun to write with. Specify: 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1",
1-1/4". $19.95 each
N13. Hiro Poster Nibs. Use these for large
writing. Fit in most standard holders.
Sizes: 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 15 mm. $2.45 each
N13-S6. Hiro Poster Nib Set.
All 6 nibs. $14.70. JNB $13.50
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H37. Carol’s Penholder. Carol DuBosch designed this
simple and inexpensive penholder. $1.00 each 6/$.95ea.
S231. Pen & Holder Bin. A thin case
of unbreakable clear plastic with
four compartments for
nibs and one for holders.
7"x3.5"x1.25". $8.85
N200. Classic Nib Tin.
Leonardt Pen Company,
Birmingham, England.
2.25"x1.5". $2.95 3/$2.50ea.
N28. Automatic Pen 5-line. Designed to produce
lines for sheet muN28
sic, calligraphers
use it to produce
light, five stroked
Actual size
letters. Easier to
use than the Brause 5-Line music nib. $12.50
N39. Brause 5 Line Music Nib. Width of whole
nib is 13/16". List $3.60. JNB $3.24
See page 29 for N142. Empty Zebra Nib Box.
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Ornamental
JAPANESE HOLDERS
Tapered
Ebony
Natural
H113
H116
Turned Wood Straight Penholders. These beautiful
wood holders come in four styles (Zanerian not shown).
Each has the standard metal nib-gripper and an overall
length of 6.5-6.75". Three are especially light in the hand
(Ebony has a bit more heft).
H113. Turned Wood Penholders. Choose: Ornamental,
with intricate turnings inspired by those on the Century
Penholders; color of these holders varies. Tapered, with
a nicely tapered classic shape; all these are the same dark
brown/black color. Ebony, made of a dark, ebony-like
wood and with a different intricate turning on the staff.
Zanerian, with a slimly tapering shaft and a teardrop
finial (not shown). $14.95. SALE $12.95
12 or more $12.00 each (same or assorted).
H62. Mahogany Pen Holder. Straight wood pen
holder. $3.49
Purple
Teal
Rose
H116. Tachikawa Colored Pen Holders. These all-wood
holders are very light in the hand, and they work with
Brause, Mitchell, Speedball, and Tachikawa broad-edged
nibs as well as Gillott 303, Principal EF, Nikko G, and
similar pointed nibs. 4¾" in length. $3.50 each
H89
H89. Tachikawa T40 (Multi) Pen Holder. High quality,
lightweight, varnished wood penholder. Plastic collar
holds the broad-edged nibs securely (except Brause Nibs).
At about ½" thick, it’s thicker than most holders and may
H62
reduce fatigue. Soft rubber grip ¼" back from end of
holder. No metal parts to rust. 5¾" long. From Japan. $8.50
H78
H78. Thick Wood Pen Holder. These short, turned
hardwood penholders have a thicker grip. If you or your
students have arthritis or joint problems, you may find
these thicker pen holders easier to use. Some calligraphers also just like a thicker pen holder. Wood color will
vary and there will be some variation in shape. Approx
5" length. $16.50
H65. Speedball Colored Holders are no longer available.
See page 57 for small holders, pages 56-57 for Oblique
Holders. See previous page for more holders.
H88
H88. Tachikawa T25 Pen Holder. High quality,
lightweight, varnished wood penholder. Plastic collar
holds the broad-edged nibs securely (except Brause Nibs).
At a bit less than ½" thick, it’s thicker than many holders.
No metal parts to rust. 5" long. From Japan. $4.99
H90
H90. Comic Penholder. Extremely lightweight, this allplastic holder has no metal parts to rust and no wooden
parts to crack! Uses a plastic collar to hold broad-edged
nibs securely (except Brause Nibs). Black. 7/16" thick, 5"
long. From Korea. $2.50 each 6/$2.25ea. 12/$1.89ea.
MORE PENHOLDERS
H32 H38 H39 H69 H77 H46 H87 H49 H83
H32. Brause Double Nib Holder. All wood holder that
accepts a nib at each end. No metal parts to rust. 6-sided
staff. $5.50
Cork finger grip holders. Interior metal collar & grippers.
H38. Koh-I-Noor 127N. Cork tip, black wood. $5.70
H99. General Pencil. Plain wood color. $5.49
H39. Double Nib Holder. You can insert a nib in each
end of this short holder. A smooth cylinder, not faceted.
Interior metal collar, metal grippers. 4.75". $1.70
H69. Speedball Plastic Holder. An all-plastic holder
(black) with an hourglass shape. $1.55 H77. Ergonomic. Shaped to reduce fatigue and discomfort. Blond wood. $6.00
H46. Grey Plastic Holder. Lightweight grey plastic
(Caran D’Ache 114) holder. We had tried for years to
stock these holders. They come all the way from Switzerland! They are usually a sell out at local workshops.
$3.25 10/$3.00ea.
H87. Koh-I-Noor 130 N. Black. $4.25
H49. Universal Penholder. Made of a clear plastic rod
with a soft plastic sleeve to hold the nib. The soft sleeve
also acts as a cushioned finger grip. No metal parts to
S788. Pen-Pencilrust, easy to clean, and very lightweight. Works with
Marker Box. Use
any nib except crowquills. $2.85
this flat, hinged, clear
plastic box for gel pens,
H83. Mitchell Holder #53. Triangular shape, plastic.
colored pencils, markers,
For Mitchell Roundhand and similar nibs. $4.25
penholders, and similar items. 8.5"x4"x1".
See page 47 for pen cases / roll-ups.
Made in Israel. $3.95
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FOUNTAIN PENS
LAMY
shown actual size
CALLIGRAPHY PEN.
Lamy Calligraphy Pen
Designed for both form and function, these classy
calligraphy fountain pens from Germany are a joy to use.
The writing end has
two facets that fit your
fingers and the ink flows
well. All have a window
to check for low ink level,
but the clear one, with
its see-through design
and chrome accents, is
my favorite. I love having
a Bauhaus-inspired pen
to create Renaissance
and medieval letters!
FP86.
The satin gray is more
Clear.
formal. The black longstaff pen comes with red
accents.
FP85.
FP97. Lamy Joy CalligraSatin
phy Set. One barrel & cap
Gray.
with interchangeable 1.1,
1.5, & 1.9mm nibs, black
cartridges. Comes in a tin.
Set does not include converter, but we include one
with your order. $88.00.
JNB $70.20
FP87. Black
Long Staff
1.9mm nib.
Specify Nib size: 1.1mm,
1.5mm, 1.9mm.
Specify Barrel Style:
1.5mm nib.
1.1mm nib
FP86. Clear. $44.00 each
FP85. Satin Gray. $54.00 each
FP87. Black Long-Staff. $34.95 each
Black
FP84
FP84. Black. $44.00 each
FP89. Lamy Converter. So you can use
bottle ink. $5.50
FP88. Lamy Cartridges. Pack of 5 (long).
Specify: Blue, Black, Green, Red. $4.95
FP97. Lamy Joy Calligraphy Set
Store cap on end of pen while you work
Plumix Pen
FP118
FP118. Pilot Plumix Fountain (Cartridge)
Pen. List $9.29. JNB $8.36 3/$7.55 each
An inexpensive but good calligraphy cartridge
(fountain) pen. The approx 0.8mm tip gives
good thicks and thins. (One size only.) Barrel
is translucent with a clear grip area, so it is
easy to see when you are low on ink. Choose
barrel color: Black (Dark Grey), Purple, Light Blue.
Each pen comes with one Black cartridge. The Plumix
Pen uses Pilot Parallel Pen Cartridges.
FP118-S3. Pilot Plumix Set of 3 Pens. One each of
three different barrel colors: Black (Dark Grey), Light
Blue, and Purple. List Price $27.87. SALE $22.65
“I like the Pilot Plumix pen for everyday use!” Dottie G., VA
Manuscript Calligraphy Pen
FP95. Manuscript Beginner's Set. Barrel, three nibs
(fine, medium, 2B), one cartridge. A good, inexpensive
set for beginning classes. Specify RH or LH. Quantity
discount for 3 or more. $7.95 3/$7.55 each
FP103-D. Manuscript Nibs. For faceted barrel pens
as in the Beginner’s Set. Sizes: EF, F, M, B, B2, B3, B4,
Drawing. $4.95. Scroll 4, Scroll 6. $5.95
FP92-D. Manuscript Barrel (faceted), Cap &
Converter. $5.95
FP90. Manuscript Calligrapher's Deluxe Set.
FP91. Pack of 12 Cartridges for the
These British-made pens have been well received and
Manuscript Calligraphy Fountain Pens.
compare favorably with the old Osmiroids. The smooth
Specify Black, Sepia, or Blue. $4.95
writing nibs give good thicks and thins.
FP91-30. 30 Black Cartridges. $9.95
The short Pelikan Fountain Pen Cartridges
FP90. Manuscript Calligrapher’s Deluxe Set (Tin).
(FP115) come in more colors and work in
Black barrel in a storage tin. Six gilt nibs: F (.85mm),
M (1.1mm), Broad (1.35mm), B2 (1.6mm), B3 (2.2mm), Manuscript Pens. See page 43.
B4 (2.8mm), 4 cartridges. Specify RH or LH. $20.50
I119. Manuscript Calligraphy Ink.
Non-waterproof ink suitable for fountain
FP103. Manuscript Nibs. For smooth barrel pens as
pen and dip pens. 1oz bottle. Specify
in the Deluxe Set. Sizes: EF, F, M, B, B2, B3, B4, Drawing.
color: Black, Blue, Red, Sepia. $8.25
$4.95. Scroll 4, Scroll 6. $5.95
FP92. Manuscript Barrel (smooth), Cap &
Converter. $5.95
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2.4 mm
3.8 mm
6.0 mm
FP67. Pilot Parallel Pens
1.5 mm
ORIGINAL SIZES
FP67. Pilot Parallel Pen. Specify size: 1.5mm, 2.4mm,
3.8mm, 6.0mm. Special Price: $10.00 each
FP67-S. Set of 4 Pens (each with 2 cartridges) and a
pack of 12 cartridges (one each of 12 colors). $40.00
FP67-SB. Set of 4 Pens plus Parallel Pen Wizardry
Book. $54.95
FP72. Parallel Pen Mega Pack. All 8 pens, 48 assorted
cartridges, & the book. List $130.55. JNB $117.50
FP124. Converter (Pilot). Use bottled ink in either
Parallel or Plumix Pens. Twist-fill mechanism. $6.70
S382. Monoject 412. Use this plastic syringe to refill
Parallel Pen cartridges with bottle ink or for filling
dinky dips. Many craft and calligraphy uses. $1.75
2/$1.60 ea. 5/$1.50 ea.
PILOT CARTRIDGES
FP70. Pilot Pack
of 12 Color
Cartridges. For
Parallel & Plumix
Pens. One each of
the colors at right.
$3.95
FP69. Pilot Pack
of 6 Color Cartridges. For Parallel
& Plumix Pens. All one color. Specify:
Black, Blue-Black, Sepia, Violet, Blue,
Turquoise, Green, Light Green, Yellow,
Orange, Red, Pink. $2.50 each
4.5 mm
FP68. New Parallel Pen Sizes
3 mm
NEW PARALLEL PEN SIZES
FP68. Pilot Parallel Pens New Sizes. Add these
additional pens to your Parallel Pen collection: 1mm,
2mm, 3mm, 4.5mm. The new 1mm is the perfect size
for addressing wedding invitations – though the thick &
thin contrast is less than with a dip pen. You can use the
.5mm edge of the pen for fine lines. (We have the new
sizes cut down from existing pens. Pilot only makes the
four original sizes.) Specify size. $14.95 each
FP68-S. Pilot Parallel Pens New Sizes, Set of 4. $54.95
1.5 mm
2.4 mm
3.8 mm
6.0 mm
FP133. Left-Hand Parallel Pens
The Pilot Parallel pen is extremely smooth-writing,
offering crisp edges and sharp hairlines. Nib point
consists of two parallel metal plates and allows for
lettering in two sizes. Use the .5mm edge for sharp,
monoline writing or use the broad edge for calligraphic
writing. You can also produce color-blended letters by
touching ink from one pen to a second pen loaded with
another color. Available in eight sizes: includes one red
& one black cartridge and a bladder/converter.
2 mm
LEFT-HAND PARALLEL PEN SIZES
FP133. Left-Hand Parallel Pens. Finally, a left-oblique
Parallel Pen is available! Original Pilot Parallel pens have
been ground to the proper angle for left-handers.
Specify size: 1.5, 2.4, 3.8, 6.0 mm. $17.95.
Introductory Price $16.95 each
RADIUS-CUT
PARALLEL PEN
FP132. Radius-cut Parallel Pen. For a new writing
experience, try these free-flowing, smooth-writing
curved pens, created by a master penmaker from
1.5, 2.4, 3.8, 6.0 mm Parallel Pens. Specify size. $17.95
2.4 mm
6.0 mm
3.8 mm
SCROLL
PARALLEL PENS
FP134.
PILOT PARALLEL PENS
1 mm
FP134. Pilot Parallel
Pen Scroll Cut. A new
modified Pilot Parallel Pen
that allows double-stroke
or Scroll writing. Choose:
2.4, 3.8, or 6.0 mm (entire
width). Intro Price $16.95
These new Pilot Parallel Pen versions are created by carefully modifying the original Pilot Parallel Pen. Pilot does
not warrant them, but of course John Neal Books does!
B3124. Parallel Pen Wizardry
by Brenda Broadbent. 2003. 24pp. 8.5"x11". Paper $14.95
This instructional book for the popular Parallel Pen will help you explore this very
versatile calligraphy fountain pen. Has cartridge tips and tricks and instructions for using
other writing fluids: inks (including acrylics), watercolor, and gouache. Includes a chart
of waterproof inks that have worked well in the Parallel Pen. Writing and drawing with
the pen are explored: monoline, flourishes, color blending, expressive and experimental
forms, writing on fabric. Sample alphabets: Gothicized Italic (Sheila Waters), Gothic (Ward
Dunham), Uncial (Gina Jonas).
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PENTEL COLOR BRUSH
Fran Sloan illustrates the variety of weights and sizes of
lettering that can be done with the Pentel Color Brush.
Light Green
Green
Olive Green
Purple
Brown
Sepia
Gray
Black
Red
Blue
Steel Blue
Sky Blue
Turquoise
Orange
Pink
Pale Orange
Yellow
Bold
Fine
Medium
FP57. Pentel Color Brush. Much sought after. For
brush lettering. Medium. Specify color: Light Green,
Turquoise, Olive Green, Steel Blue, Gray, Orange, Sepia,
Purple, Black, Red, Blue, Green, Brown, Pink, Sky Blue,
Pale Orange, and Yellow. $8.75. SALE $7.96 each
FP58. Pentel Refills. Specify color. $3.75 each
FP127. Pigmented Ink Pentel Color Brush. The
color brush comes with fade-proof,
water-resistant pigmented ink. Black only.
(Black is less dense than the regular color brush.)
Specify Fine or Medium. $8.39. SALE $7.73 each
New Color Brush Sizes. Black only.
FP128. Fine, Medium. $11.79. SALE $8.84
FP128. Bold. $13.49. SALE $10.11
FP59
NOODLER'S
FLEX PENS
FP59. Pentel Brush Fountain FP59. Actual Size
Pen. Carry an inked brush in
your tool kit, pocket, or purse.
The synthetic fiber brush tip is
a bit longer than other brush
fountain pens. Has a fine point and a great spring
back. Highly recommended by Karen Charatan. It
is a little stiffer than the Pentel Color Brush (FP57,
$7.73), and therefore a little easier for beginners to
control. List $19.99. JNB $17.99
FP120. Standard Flex Pen, Clear
FP60. Pentel Fountain Pen Cartridges. Box of 2
cartridges. Black. $3.99
FP129. Manuscript Master Italic Pen.
This new cartridge pen has a free-flowing and smoothwriting chisel nib. Matte black, softly textured plastic
body with smooth, weighted metal grip. 1.1mm nib. A
second cartridge can be stored in the barrel, and the narrow end unscrews for easy access to it. Comes in a metal
tin with one cartridge. For more cartridges, see Manuscript or Pelikan cartridges. $27.95. JNB $24.73
FP37
FP39
FP36
1.1
1.5
1.9
2.3
Rotring Calligraphy Pen. A sleek, longstaffed, smooth
writing, and remarkably light in weight pen. The ink
cartridges are a dense, matte black.
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FP125. Ahab Flex Pen, Black
Noodler’s Flex Pen. This flexible nib fountain pen
produces reasonable thicks and thins from pressure.
Use it for larger writing and expressive handwriting.
Not suitable for smaller Ornamental Scripts because
the nib can’t produce the fine hairlines. Specify Black
or Clear barrel. Two barrel styles available.
FP120. Standard Flex Pen. $16.50
FP125. Ahab Flex Pen. $23.50
FP130.
Noodler’s
Brush
Fountain Pen.
Has a built-in,
twist-fill mechanism so you can fill the pen with bottled
ink. Try any of the Noodler’s colors or other inks for
fountain pens. Specify Black or Clear barrel. $20.00
FP130. Actual size
FP36. Rotring Calligraphy Pen. Pen and five cartridges. Specify size: 1.1, 1.5, 1.9, 2.3mm. $24.99
FP37. Rotring Converter. A piston fill converter to
allow you to use bottled ink. $6.75
FP39. Rotring Cartridges (6). Black. $4.95 SAVE: 2
boxes /$3.95 each
FP38. New
Rotring
Calligraphy
Pen Set.
1.5mm pen
plus two
interchangeable nib units with caps (1.9 & 2.3mm) and a box of
cartridges. $56.88. SALE $54.04
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BRUSH MARKERS
PENTEL
Now available in
multiple colors!
New lower price!
M97. Pentel Sign
Pen Brush-tip
Marker. This pen’s
brush-like tip is
great for quick,
fun writing.
Dye-based
ink, waterproof
when dry. Linda Schneider uses it for pointed pen scripts
such as Copperplate and Spencerian. She recommends
this brush marker for writing pointed pen script in the
many situations where a nib and ink are not practical.
This brush is easy-to-carry in purse or pocket, and you
can get a similar calligraphic line as with a nib. Now you
can write script anywhere, anytime, anyplace!
Choose from 12 colors (NEW colors in bold): Black,
Brown, Ochre, Gray, Violet, Blue, Sky Blue, Green,
Yellow, Orange, Pink, and Red. $2.99 each
M97-S12. Set of 12 Pentel Sign Pen Brush-Tip
Markers. One of each color. $35.88. SALE $29.90
Linda Schneider
toll free:
Large
Medium
Fine
Extra Fine
B3959. Script Lettering and Design: Anywhere,
Anytime, and on Anything by Linda Schneider.
8.5"x11". $35.00
Available Spring 2016, perhaps sooner. Order now and
we will notify you when the book is available.
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 the Pitt Brush Pen and the Pentel Sign Pen.
M43. Pitt Brush Lettering Pens. Pigmented, acid-free.
Colors rated for lightfastness, just like your tubes of
gouache and watercolor. They dry waterproof, so you
can letter over them without bleeding. $3.50 each
See johnnealbooks.com for full color list.
M43-LS. Linda’s Pitt
Dark Naples Ochre #184 (M99 only)
ZIG
Brush Pen Set. One
Shown Actual Size
Green Gold #268
each of Linda’s favorite
M87
Orange Glaze #113
five colors: Warm Grey I
(270), Chromium Green
Sanguine #188
Opaque (174), Red Pale
Deep Scarlet Red #219
Geranium Lake (121),
Pale Geranium Lake #121
Orange Glaze (113) and
Pink Madder Lake #129
Smalt (Sky) Blue (146).
The grey makes great
Crimson #134
shadow strokes for your
Phthalo Blue #110
M87. Zig Scroll & Brush
colorful letters, $17.50.
Markers. One end is a scroll
Cobalt Blue #143
SALE $15.93
tip and the other a brush tip. Pigmented ink, acid-free,
Smalt (Sky) Blue # 146
M43-LS2. Linda’s Pitt
waterproof. Scroll nib has a total width of approx 4mm.
May Green #170
Brush Pen Set 2. One
Choose Color: Pure Black, Pure Green, Pure Red, Baby
each
of
five
more
of
Chrome Green Opaque #174
Blue, English Lavender, Hunter Green, Platinum, Pure
Linda’s favorites: Green
Warm Grey I #270
Brown, Pure Blue, Pure Pink, Pure Orange, Pure Violet,
Pure Yellow, Spring Green, Steel Grey, Summer Sun, Rose. Gold (268), a beautiful
ochre gold; Sanquine (188), a deep rich orange; May
$3.25 each 4/$2.85ea.
M108. Zig Green (170); Crimson (134); and Phthalo Blue (110).
Gold
Linda: “I find myself using this combination of markers
Wink of
a lot with the Warm Grey I (270). They are earthy jewel
Stella Glitter Brush
tones; elegant but not flashy.” Set does not include Warm
Pen. Add a bit of
Grey. $17.50. SALE $15.93
Silver
sparkle to your
writing with the new
BRUSH MARKER FLOWERS
Wink of Stella
B4016. Fabulous
brush-tip
marker.
Black
Flowers by Fritzi
Specify color: Black,
Harry. 2014.
Gold, Silver, Clear.
30pp. 8.5"x5.5".
Shown Actual Size
$6.49 each
Spiralbound
$20.00
M110
This
is a
primer on making simple images of flowers with brush
markers, using ten simple strokes to create petals, stems,
and leaves. You make delightful floral designs by pressing, rolling, flicking, and dotting with your marker.
Full-color throughout.
M110. Bimoji Brush Pen. A firm, felt-tip brush marker
with a nice spring. Also called Bimoji Fude Pen (fude is
Japanese for brush). Pigmented, waterproof when dry.
FP139. Kuretake Brush Writer II. Similar to the Pentel
Black only. Highly recommended. Specify brush-tip size: Color Brush, this brush pen has a true brush writing tip
Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Large. $3.49 each
of synthetic fibers. Pigmented ink. Mixing White. $8.25
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CHISEL EDGE MARKERS
Markers are fun and they are easy to use!
3.5 2.0 3.5 2.0 3.5 2.0 3.5 2.0 3.5 2.0 3.5 2.0
M02. Marvy Calligraphy
Pure
Baby Blue Baby Pink Hunter
Pure Black Pure Blue
Green Orange
Markers. Similar to the
Elegant Writers, but a little
less expensive. The 5mm is
3.5 2.0 3.5 2.0 3.5 2.0 3.5 2.0 3.5 2.0 3.5 2.0
particularly good – a wet ink
Pure Pink Rose
Spring
Steel
Summer
Violet
Green
Gray
Sun
flow and nicely thin thins. Black.
Specify size: 2.0, 3.5, 5.0mm.
M60. Zig Calligraphy II Pigmented Markers.
$1.95 each. Box of 12/$22.92
Double ended. 2mm & 3.5mm tips. Acid-free.
M02. Actual size.
ZIG
2.0
5.0
M06. Zig Waterproof Marker.
Pigmented waterproof ink. 2.0 & 5.0mm
on each pen. Now called Memory
System Calligraphy Marker. $3.50.
JNB $3.15 each
Specify Color:
10 Black
20 Red
30 Blue
40 Green
80 Violet
5.0 mm
2.0 mm
M06. Zig. Actual Size.
M06-S8. Zig Waterproof Markers Set of 8.
Plastic Case. Includes:
Pure Red, Pure Blue,
Pure Brown, Pure Yellow,
Pure Green, Pure Pink,
Pure Violet, and Pure
Black. $24.95.
JNB $19.96
M06-S48. Zig Waterproof Markers Set of 48.
Open the clear case and
all the colors are easy to see and access.
$168.00. JNB $142.80
3.5mm
Purple
Blue
Violet
Wine red
Orange
Green
Light
Green
Pink
Yellow
M59. Zig Calligraphy II Dye Markers. Double ended.
2mm & 3.5mm tips. These great markers are available again. They are crisp and keep their edge well.
Non-waterproof. Dye-based ink. Black, Blue, Brown,
Carmine Red, Cobalt Blue, Green, Light Green, Pink,
Purple, Violet, Wine Red, Yellow, Orange. $3.95 each.
JNB $3.56 each
M59-S12. Zig Calligraphy II Dye Markers.
Set of 12, one each of 12 colors (all of the above,
except orange). List $47.40. JNB $40.29
M109-S6. Zig Metallic Set of 6.
Chisel-edged 2.0 & 3.5mm tips.
Metallic Gold, Silver, Red, Blue, Green, Violet.
$17.68. JNB $15.91
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M55. Zig
Calligraphy
Pen Water1mm
based Ink.
These new
Green
markers from
Zig come in
2mm
three sizes,
Red
including the
very useful
3mm
1mm. They
make crisp
letters and will stay sharp longer than other markers. Non-waterproof, dye ink. Specify size and color.
One size per pen. 1mm, 2mm, 3mm. Black, Red,
Green, Blue. $2.39. JNB $2.03 each
M55. Actual size.
M56. Oblique Cut Zig Calligraphy Pen Waterbased Ink. 1mm, 2mm, 3mm. Black, Red, Green,
Blue. For left-handers & Arabic. $2.39. JNB $2.03ea.
2mm
Brown Carmine Cobalt
Red
Blue
M60-S12. Zig Calligraphy II Pigmented Markers.
Set of 12, one of each color. List $42.00. JNB $36.12
M56. 3mm Actual size.
Blue
M59. Actual size.
Black
New pigmented ink. They are crisp and keep their
edge well. Waterproof. Pigment-based ink.
Pure Black, Baby Blue, Baby Pink, Hunter Green,
Pure Blue, Pure Orange, Pure Pink, Pure Violet,
Rose, Spring Green, Steel Grey, Summer Sun.
$3.50. JNB $3.15 each
“I have been using the ZIG markers which you sent
and they work very well indeed! I even passed them
around in my calligraphy courses to get the reaction
from students, both beginners and experienced old
hands at the matter. All found them terrific.”
–Kate Wolff
KRYLON MARKERS
M37. Krylon Leafing Pens.
Unlike regular metallic markers,
these chisel tip pens lay down
metallic color with a mirror
finish. It looks like shiny metal
leaf. According to the manufacturer, they are acid free/
archival. Works on paper, glass,
metal, ceramic, etc. Nib width is
3/16". Specify: 18kt Gold, Silver,
Copper. $10.05. JNB $9.05
2/$8.85ea. 3/$8.60ea.
Copper
Silver
18kt Gold
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1.0
2.0
3.0
Black
HUNT
Royal Blue Purple
SAKURA
Sepia
Hunter
Green
Red
M82. Sakura Pigma Calligrapher.
Pigmented, lightfast, chisel markers. For
especially crisp letters, the sides of the tip
are reinforced so the nib stays sharp for the life of
the marker. Sizes: 1mm, 2mm, 3mm. Colors: Black,
Royal Blue, Red, Sepia, Purple, Hunter Green.
$3.49 each 6 or more assorted/$3.14 each.
M82-S6-1. Sakura Pigma Calligrapher Set of 6,
1mm. One of each color. List $20.94. SALE $18.85
M82-S6-2. Sakura Pigma Calligrapher Set of 6,
2mm. One of each color. List $20.94. SALE $18.85
M82-S6-3. Sakura Pigma Calligrapher Set of 6,
3mm. One of each color. List $20.94. SALE $18.85
M65. Hunt Elegant
Writer. One of
the first calligraX-BROAD BROAD MEDIUM FINE XFINE
phy markers. The
manufacturer has improved on the original. Black.
$1.99 each. Specify size: Extra-Fine = 1.3mm
Fine = 2.0mm
Medium = 2.5mm
Broad = 3.0mm X-Broad = 3.5mm
ZIG COCOIRO Six New Colors!
M88. Zig Cocoiro Lettering
Pen (Complete Pen). The tip
Blue Black
of this new pen is semi-hard
Royal Blue
and produces different widths
Sepia
depending on pressure and
speed of writing. The ink refill
Rose Pink
contains the nib and the pen
Mint Green
bodies are interchangeable.
See page 18 for Pigma Chisel LH calligraphy markers. Bordeaux
See sample writing with this
pen linked to the product on
M84. Pen-Touch Calligrapher Paint Marker.
Cobalt Blue
the JNB website. These pens
Rich metallic and white for paper, glass, wood,
Cool Gray
were a sellout at the JNB store
porcelain, plastic, & metal. Nontoxic, xylene-free.
at the IAMPETH convention
Dark Green
Fine (1.8mm) nib. From Sakura. Specify Color:
in Indianapolis. This item
Gold, Silver, White. $3.79 each
Red
contains one ink refill matched
M84-S3F. Set of 3, Fine. One of each color. $10.95
Sunset
with one body/cap. Choose ink
Orange
color: Black, Blue Black, Royal
COPIC
Blue, Sepia, Rose Pink, Mint Green, Bordeaux, Cobalt
Blue, Cool Gray, Dark Green, Red, Sunset Orange. $6.50ea
Black
Seven New Colors!
M73. Copic Refills. Refills the Wide Marker 5-6
times. Same colors as above. $8.99 each
M72.
M72. Oblique Nib Copic Marker.
Same great marker as above with an
oblique cut for left-handers & Arabic.
Colors same as above. $8.99 each
FLEX POINT MARKERS
PENTEL STYLO
M107
M105
Pentel Stylo Pen.
Use this plastictipped pen for expressive
Actual Size
hand-written letters (also
sketching and cartooning). The flexible nib creates
thicks and thins with pressure. Black, dye-based ink.
M107. Pentel Stylo Pen. $3.49. JNB $2.97 each
M105. Pentel Tradio Stylo. The same great flexible
writing tip, but as a refillable pen. $15.30. JNB $9.95
M106. Refill for Pentel Tradio Stylo. $3.15. JNB $2.85
toll free:
Frosty Grey
Watermelon
Lemon
Warm Chestnut
Jet Black
Hoarfrost
Strawberry
Sunflower
Green Apple
Shell Pink
Blue Dusk
M74. Copic Calligraphy Nibs. Replacement nibs
for the Copic Wide Marker. Pkt of 2. $5.95
Duckegg Blue Sky Blue
Kiwi
M71. Copic Wide Calligraphy Marker. A great
marker for teaching. The 3/4" wide, durable polyester nibs keep their shape and are easily replaceable.
Nib is straight across, not angled. Alcohol-based ink.
Colors: Black, Red, Prussian Blue, Green, Dark Bark.
Unfilled. $9.95 each
M89. Zig
Cocoiro
M89
Lettering Pen Refill. The tip of this
new pen is semi-hard and produces
different widths depending on
Actual Size
pressure and speed of writing. The ink refill contains
the nib. You can write with just the refill, or purchase the
Cocoiro body and cap below. These pens were a sellout at
the JNB store at the IAMPETH convention in Indianapolis.
Ink colors (NEW colors in bold): Black, Blue Black, Royal
Blue, Rose Pink, Mint Green, Sepia, Bordeaux, Cobalt
Blue, Cool Gray, Dark Green, Red, and Sunset Orange.
$3.50 each 6/$3.25ea. 12/$3.10ea. (same or assorted)
Rose Pink
Starry Night
M71
M90. Zig Cocoiro Pen Body & Cap. Use these with any
Cocoiro Lettering Pen Refill (refill not included). Any
color body can be joined with any color ink to make
a complete pen. Choose from 16 colors (NEW colors
in bold): Blue Dusk, Duckegg Blue, Frosty Grey, Green
Apple, Kiwi, Lemon, Shell Pink, Sky Blue, Strawberry,
Sunflower, Warm Chestnut, Watermelon, Jet Black,
Starry Night, Hoarfrost White, and Rose Pink.
$3.00 each 6/$2.75ea. 12/$2.60ea. (same or assorted)
M89B
Actual Size
M89B. Cocoiro Brush Refill. Has a
very responsive brush tip, longer
and more flexible than the regular
Cocoiro Pen Refill. Black. $3.50
See page 47 for Waterbrushes, pages 36-37 for Brush Pens.
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SMALL PENHOLDERS
H85
H85. Brause 511 &
Holder. Straight holder
with Brause 511 nib.
Color varies. $6.00
H84. Brause 515 Nib
& Holder. This short
plastic holder comes
with a 515 nib. The
metal unit that holds
the nib is removable.
Comes with nib stored
inside the holder. Pull
hard on the metal to
H70 H67
pull the whole unit out
H75 H86 of the holder. $6.00
H84
H70. Hunt 104 Holder. Small, straight plastic holder
for Hunt 99, 100, 103, 104 nibs. $1.89
H67. Hunt 102 Holder. Small straight plastic holder
for tubular crowquill nibs. Hunt 108, Hunt 107,
Hunt 102. $1.89
H75. Gillott (Mitchell) Mapping Penholder #51. For
tubular crowquill nibs such as Gillott 659. $1.99
QUILLS are very light, very flexible, and
deliver a wide variety of media easily – thick gesso,
creamy gouache, or thin ink. Only N151 is cut for
writing; the cut quills have trimmed barbs.
N151. Cut Goose Quill. 1mm $10.95 2mm $12.96
N24. Cured Goose Quill. $3.50 6/$3.40ea. 12/$3.35ea.
N26. Goose Quills. Not cured. $2.50ea. 5/$2.25ea.
S265. Quill Knife. Specially shaped for cutting quills:
beveled one side, straight the other. Specify Left or
Right. (Right-handers who cut away from themselves
as Peter Thornton does should specify Left). $72.50
S908. Envelope Drying Rack.
This wood drying rack is compact and has 12 evenly
spaced slits to hold envelopes or
place cards. Holds 6 or 12 items
(depending on size): use every
other slit for larger items, every
slit for smaller ones. Unfinished
white pine. 4" x 9" x ¾".
$8.95 each
2/$7.95 each
H86. Gillott (Mitchell) Penholder #52. For Gillott
pointed nibs 404, 303, 290, 291, and similar. $3.75
MISCELLANEOUS
S478. Ball Burnisher. $3.19
S661. Spoon-Tipped Burnisher. $5.25
S653. Blair Matte Fixative. Low Odor. $11.90. $10.12
S740. Pen Roll-up. $5.95
S140. Plastic Dropper Bottle. 60ml. $3.10
S411. White Artist’s Tape. Acid-free. 3/4"x 10yd. $3.99
BOTTLES
S915. ½ oz Squeeze bottles.
Set of 3. Includes
3 different sizes of metal
tips: 0.5, 0.7, 0.9 mm. $9.99
S820. Fineline Applicator (empty).
Improved, sturdier design. Fill with the fluid of
your choice – masking fluid, ink, or watercolor.
1.25 oz bottle. Stainless steel dispensing
needles. Specify Size: 18 gauge (.8mm) or 20
gauge (.5mm). $5.50 each
S820-S2. Fineline Applicators (Empty)
Set of 2. One each, 18 gauge (.8 mm) and 20
gauge (.5 mm). $11.00. JNB $9.99
S936. FineLine Applicator for Golden
High Flow Acrylics. This applicator cap
fits directly onto Golden Fluid Acrylic
bottles. The ½" gauge needle (20 gauge)
turns your bottle of color into a lettering
and mark-making tool. The Acrylic dries
in a raised pattern, leaving a wonderful
texture. (High Flow Acrylic is sold
separately). $3.99 each
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S908
GLUES
S639.
Stickles
Glitter
Glue.
Add
sparkle
to your
calligraphy with non-settling Stickles Glitter Glue!
Write, dot, dash, draw, and embellish on paper and
other surfaces. .5 oz fine-point applicator-tip bottle.
Nontoxic. Acid-free. Specify Color: Gold, Silver, Copper,
Platinum, Diamond, Crystal, Stardust, Christmas Red,
Patina Green, Lime Green, Magenta, Lavender, Yellow,
Baby Blue. $2.19 per bottle
“Stickles Glitter Glue is wonderful. It’s easy, dries fast,
looks nicer than a tiny jewel embellishment, and adheres
permanently. I have tried every glitter glue on the market and this is the best by far. I would recommend that
people buy several of them at a time because it is nice to
have a palette of colors to work with.” – Linda Schneider
S665. Duo Embellishing Adhesive. 1 oz. $5.95
S648. Sakura Quickie Glue Pen. $2.99
S454. Repositionable Glue Stick. $3.25
S391. UHU Glue Stick. $3.60
See page 61 for Bookbinding Adhesives.
B3044. Art Exposé:
A Collection of Techniques for
Creative Expression by Judy
Melvin. 2008. 20pp.
8.25"x8.25". Paper $14.95.
SALE $4.95
Judy has put her workshop notes into
book form. It’s a book of how to make
beautiful artwork using the techniques for creative
expression that she teaches. Full color. Includes: Sumi
Ink & Sink Art, Sumi Ink & TECH Ink, Gesso, Pastels &
Stencils, Bleach & Pastels, and Walnut Ink.
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M08. Pilot G-Tec Pens. Metal tip. Smooth writing, no skipping. Roller Ball Pens.
Recommended by Sheila Waters and others. Not widely available in the USA.
Non-waterproof. Choose size and color. Retail $2.99. JNB $2.75 12/$2.30ea.
G-Tec 25 Hyperfine Pen. 0.13mm. Black, Red, Blue.
G-TEC 3
G-Tec 3 Pen. 0.15mm (slightly smaller than 005
Pigma Micron). Black, Red, Blue.
G-TEC 4
G-Tec 4 Pen. 0.2mm(same as 005 Pigma Micron).
Black, Red, Blue.
M08-S5. G-Tec 4 Set of 5. 4 colors plus black. $14.95. JNB $12.95
M08-S10. G-Tec 4 Set of 10. 9 colors plus black. $26.25. JNB $24.94
G-TEC 25
Shown actual size
M08-S5
PIGMA MICRON
02
01
Shown actual size
005
Pigma
Micron
fine-point
markers.
Acid-free,
waterproof,
light resistant, pigmented ink. Ideal
for Zentangles, illumination, lettering,
illustration, and manga drawings.
Often on class supply lists. $2.89 each
12/$2.56 each
M17. Black: 005 (0.2mm),
01 (0.25mm), 02 (0.3mm),
03 (0.35mm), 05 (0.45mm),
08 (0.5mm).
M18. Sepia: 01 (0.25mm), 05 (0.45mm).
Pigma Micron Sets (Black).
M17-S3. Set of three: 01,03,05.
$8.69. JNB $7.52
M17-S6. Set of six: 005, 01, 02, 03, 05,
08. $17.39. JNB $13.84
COPIC
M52. Copic Multiliner
SP. These aluminum body
refillable fine point pens are
favorites of Belgian artist Yves
Leterme. The pigmented ink
dries waterproof. Specify size:
0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.25, 0.3, 0.35,
0.5 mm. $9.95 each
M52-REFILL. Refill A for
.03, .05, 0.1. Refill B for other
sizes. $2.95
See Copic Wide Calligraphy
Markers on page 39.
SIGNO
M76. Signo Uni-ball Gel Pen. Signo
White is great for opaque lines, even on
dark paper. 1mm. Specify: White, (Gold
and Silver are also available now, labeled
Gel Impact). $3.70 each
M08-S10
S772. Kemper
Fluid Writer.
This unique pen
is designed to give a consistent-width line with various media on any
surface. To write, add ink, gouache, masking fluid, etc. into the well.
Use the stem cleaner to keep the tip clear. Made in USA. Specify size:
Small (fine line), Large (medium line). $14.79
S772
FLAT LEAD & REGULAR PENCILS
S861. Flat-Lead Mechanical Pencil. What fun! The lead is a flat,
rectangular shape instead of a cylinder. Use the flat lead for chiseledged lettering. Very popular,
but hard to find. These were in
the college bookstore at Calligraphy Northwest and quickly sold out!
1.8mm, 2B graphite lead. See JNB website for available barrel colors.
$2.50 each. JNB $1.89 each 3/$1.50 each
S862. Refill for Flat-Lead Mechanical Pencil. 7 pieces. $1.25
S878. Wide Flat-Lead
Mechanical Pencil.
5mm (approx), flat-lead, carpenter’s pencil for broad edge lettering.
Use fine sandpaper to sharpen the chisel edge. Sturdy construction.
Leads are a bit harder than the regular flat-lead pencil (above). Striker
brand. $2.99
S879. Refills for Wide Flat-lead Mechanical Pencil. Pkt of 2. $1.49
S410. Flat Point Pencil Sharpener. This new sharpener creates a
chisel point on all types of pencils. $9.29
S142. Drawing Pencils. Design 3800. “6H” = hardest, “9B” = softest.
Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 9B. $1.40ea.
S650. Mechanical Pencil / Leadholder. Uses 2mm leads. The mechanical pencil for Reggie Ezell’s classes. $6.79
S651. 2mm Drawing Lead. Tube of 3. Specify: 3B, HB, 2H, 5H,
Non-repro Blue. $4.15
Pentel GraphGear 500 Mechanical Pencil
Pentel GraphGear 500 Mechanical Pencils. A favorite with several
instructors: .7mm is the standard lead, .3mm is used by John Stevens,
Amity Parks, and others.
PL03. With .7mm lead pencil. PL09. With .3mm lead pencil. $7.09 each
Refill leads. Tube of 12. PL04. .7mm leads: HB. $1.25
PL10. .3mm leads: 2H (for guidelines, drawing letters) or HB (for
sketching, drawing letters). $2.00
See page 29 for Blackwing Pencils.
Gall Inks
I116. Old World Oak Gall Ink. An oak gall ink made
with period recipe and materials including oak galls, iron salts, logwood dyes,
and acacia gum (Gum Arabic). Oak gall
ink was used for many medieval manuscripts and is very popular today for
Spencerian and Copperplate. 2 oz. $14.50 2/$13.50ea.
I54. Blots Iron Gall Ink. This hard-to-find Iron Gall
ink is available again. 1 oz Glass Jar. $7.95
“Blots is the most traditional and oldest formula for
toll free:
Iron Gall ink still being made commercially, albeit
the most acidic. It’s derived from the 1540 Palatino
formula. The viscosity is perfect. If you want to pull the
hairlines and shades of the old-timers, Blots is the way
to go in my experience.” – Nick D'Aquanno
I37. McCaffery’s Penman Ink. $7.25. See page 45.
S567. Oak Galls. The traditional source for tannin for
making oak gall ink. Even if you never have plans to
make your own ink, it’s neat to have a sample of the
real thing to show to students. 3 oz. $11.00
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JARS, INK WELLS, CONTAINERS
S800
S802
DAPPEN DISHES
These small, wide-mouthed glass
containers with relatively heavy
bases are ideal for holding gesso,
ink, or gouache. The wide mouth
provides easy access for your nib or
quill. Easy to clean.
S620. Clear Dappen Dish. $1.85.
SALE $1.40 each 6/$1.15 each
S620-12. Box of 12 Dappen Dishes.
$22.20. SALE $12.00
S802. Metal Lid for Dappen. Fits
the regular dappen dish. $1.25 each
12/$1.10 each
S803. Dappen Dish with Glass Lid.
Slightly larger container with a glass
lid. $2.99 each
S803-12. Box of 12 Dappen Dishes
with Glass Lids. $22.00
S800. McCaffery Inkwell.
Individually crafted from
a sold block of rust-proof
metal, this is the ultimate
inkwell. With a weighted base,
it is pretty much impossible
to tip over. The precision- Brass
Steel
made, no-spill, screw-on cap
and the compact size make it portable. 7 oz, 1-1/2" diameter base, 1-3/8"
high. Designed and made by Neil McCaffery. Use it with his Penman Ink
or your favorite writing fluid. Choose Stainless Steel or Golden Brass.
$72.00
JARS / INKWELLS
These wide-mouth, clear jars
are great for mixing and storing
color or ink. The wide-mouth
is great for dipping pointed and
broad-edged pens.
S801. Low-Profile Glass Ink Jar. Black screw-on cap. 1.825" opening,
1.75" high. $3.00 each 5/$2.85 each
S276. Glass 1oz. Ink Jar. Straight sided, black plastic cap
with liner, approx. 1.75"x1.75". $2.00 each
S276. 1oz
S843. Glass 2oz. Ink Jar. Straight sided, white metal cap
with rubber seal, approx. 2"x2". $2.50 each 6/$2.00 each
Widemouthed Plastic Jar with lid liner. Save with our quantity prices.
S844. ½ oz. (15 ml). Approx. 1.25"x1.25". $.75 10/$.65ea.
S260. 1 oz. (30 ml). Approx. 1.75"x1.75". $1.00 5/$.75ea.
10/.65ea. 20/.60ea. 30/.55ea. (Cap: 1oz. black, others white)
S260. 1oz
S845. 2 oz. (60 ml). Approx. 2"x2". $1.50 6/$1.25 each
S801
S784. 3-Piece
Water Container.
Three plastic water containers
that detach and fit into one.
Use this handy item for rinsing
pens and brushes. Great for
workshops. $4.50. JNB $4.10
S784
S786. Mini Cups. The
hinged top snaps tightly
closed and doesn’t leak.
Small size is perfect for
an inkwell, sharing ink,
storing paint, nibs or
other small items. 3/4" high x 1.5" dia. Package of 12.
$6.89. JNB $6.20
S706. Glass Bottle with
Dropper Top. 1oz. (30ml).
Empty bottle. This is the same
glass bottle that is used for Dr.
Martin’s Iridescent Calligraphy
Inks, Bombay Inks, Hydrus
Watercolor, Tech Ink and Pen
White. Fill it with the writing
(or other) fluid of your choice.
$2.99
Nalgene Leak-proof Dropper Bottle.
This leak-proof bottle dispenses only
one drop at a time and does not allow air
to enter the bottle, which helps the
contents from drying. Used by Harvest
Crittenden to dispense Instacoll. $4.95 each
S897-1/2. ½ oz. S897-2. 2 oz.
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S141
S870
PIPETS
Both are approx. 6" long and can be used like
eye-droppers to transfer liquids.
S141. Plain Pipet. Also use this one to store mixed
gouache for later use (as when a customer is expected
to ask for a few more envelopes done in a mixed color
after you have finished the main batch). For airtight,
longer storage, seal the end quickly with an iron; cut the
end to use. Soft plastic (polyethylene), Pack of 10. $2.20
50 pipets/$8.00 100 pipets /$14.00
S870. Graduated Pipet 7 ml. 1 ml graduations. Can be
rinsed for re-use. Pack of 5. $2.00
50 pipets/$16.50 100 pipets/$24.00
S679
S120-30
S803
S620
PALETTES
S747
S679. 6-Well Plastic Palette. $1.25
S120-30. 30-Well Plastic Mixing Tray. $2.15
S743. Plastic Blossom Palette. 7 wells. $7.30.
JNB $5.84
S747. Porcelain Blossom Palette. 7 wells. $16.90.
JNB $15.21
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BLACK INKS
More inks: see pages
34, 41, 43-46, 48-49.
Beginners need a non-waterproof ink such as Higgins
Eternal for dip pen use. While other inks are blacker, Higgins Eternal is easy to use and is inexpensive. Some inks,
like the sumis, are more water-resistant & others, like Calli
and FW Inks, are actually waterproof.
I17. Higgins Pen Cleaner. $4.95. JNB $4.45
Black Ink, Non-Waterproof
I08. Higgins Eternal. A non-waterproof,
carbon black ink for dip pens. A good bet for
beginners. Our most popular ink for classes.
Recommended for Copperplate (add a few
drops of gum arabic). 2.5 oz. $4.95ea.
JNB $4.45ea. 6/$3.95ea. 12/$3.65ea.
I69. Matte Black Winsor & Newton Calligraphy
Ink. 30ml. This special matte black ink is only for
dip pens and brush. Not for fountain pens. $6.29
“The winner for the most densely black nonwaterproof ink.” –Corinna Taylor
I29. Ziller Glossy Black Ink. The original Ziller Glossy
Black Ink in powder form returns. A favorite for pointed
pen for years, this ink is unsurpassed for Copperplate,
Spencerian, and off-hand flourishing, with fine hairlines
and brilliant shading. Add boiling water to the neck of the
jar and mix well by stirring. (Do not shake.) Stir before
each use. For pointed pen with a steel nib. Makes 1 oz.
Non-waterproof. $8.50
I129. Pro Black. Opaque water-based ink
for paper and acetate. 1oz
wide-mouth glass jar. $8.70
Black Ink, Waterproof
I129
For more Waterproof Black Inks: page 44 for Moon Palace
Sumi, page 45 for Calli & Ziller Inks, and page 46
for F&W Inks.
I128
I128. Pebeo Graphic India Ink (Encre de
Chine). Pigmented , opaque,
water-resistant , and dries to a rich
satin black. For paper. $7.20
White Inks
I38
I38. Dr. Martin’s Bleed Proof White.
A dense, opaque smooth writing white
for your dip pen. Thin with water to the
proper consistency. Tint with watercolor
or gouache for pastel letters.
I108
Recommended by John Stevens and Peter
Thornton. 1 oz. $10.70
I108. Dr. Martin’s Pen-White. A great white
ink for pointed pen work. 1 oz dropper bottle.
A sell-out at both Odyssey and IAMPETH. Can
be thinned with water if necessary. $10.70
I62. Pro White. Sherrie Lovler’s white of
choice. Also mixes well with gouache. $8.70
I118. Gansi White.
Pan white highly
prized by Valerie
I62
I118
Weilmuenster for
illuminated letters. $6.00
I13. F&W Artists Ink, White. 1 oz. Waterproof. $7.70
I125. Moon Palace White Ink.
This ink from the makers
of Moon Palace Sumi
dries opaque and waterproof. 2 oz
wide-mouth plastic bottle.
I125
$10.00
toll free:
Fountain Pen Inks
For FOUNTAIN PENS, use only inks that say on the bottle
that they are for use in fountain pens. Dye inks (such as
Pelikan 4001) flow dependably and are good for correspondence and roughs. Though waterproof, Calli (page 45)
is designed for fountain pens. Unless the bottle says an ink
is suitable for fountain pens (not technical pens), it may
clog your fountain pen and ruin it.
I123.
Black
Noodler’s
Blue-black
Fountain
Pen Ink.
Midnight
Many of the
Blue
rich colors
La Coleur
of these
Royal
popular
Baystate
fountain pen inks are
Blue
unique. The black is
Turquoise
lightfast and waterNavajo
proof (on paper). All
Turquoise
are suitable for regular
fountain pens and the
Martin
Pilot Parallel Pen.
Specify color. 3 oz.
Burgundy
$12.95 each
Saguaro
Wine
SA-I123. Noodler’s
Sample Size. In ½oz
jars. Choose color. $3.95 each
I04
Brilliant
Red
Brilliant
Brown
Turquoise
Brilliant
Green
Violet
Cactus Fruit
Shah’s Rose
Rattler Red
Cayenne
Apache
Sunset
Red-black
Forest Green
Sequoia
Green
Kiowa Pecan
Walnut
African Violet
Royal
Blue
Brilliant
Black
I04. Pelikan 4001. A superior dye
ink primarily for fountain pen use. Will flow dependably.
If ink has dried in pen, soak the pen in plain water. Nonwaterproof. 2 oz glass bottle. Specify color: Red, Brown,
Royal Blue, Turquoise, Green, Violet, Black. $10.99. $9.89
SA-I04-S. Pelikan 4001 Ink Sampler. Set of 7, in ½oz
jars. $16.95
FP115. Pelikan 4001 Cartridges. Box of 6. These short
cartridges work in your Manuscript Fountain pen.
Colors: Royal Blue, Brilliant Black, Brilliant Red, Brilliant Green, Turquoise, Violet. $2.75 per box
S773. Adirondack
Color Wash. Use this
acid-free, nontoxic,
water-based dye to
color paper, fibers, fabric, wood, paper, clay
and other absorbent
surfaces. Ideal for paper crafters, and mixed
media & fabric artists alike. Judy Melvin recommends this
brilliant “ink” for the bleach techniques she presents in Art
Exposé, replacing Tech Ink, which is now a pigmented ink
and unsuitable for the technique. 2 oz. spray bottles. $4.95
S773-S12. Set of 12 Color Wash Colors. $59.40. JNB $49.70
S808. Koh-I-Noor
Watercolor Wheels.
Rich, opaque watercolor at a great
price. 24 brilliant colors in four
disks, which stack and lock for
convenient portability. Use the clear
lid as a 6-section palette. $10.35. SALE $7.76
For more white inks see McCaffery’s and Ziller on page 45.
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BLACK SUMI INK
If you have been using Higgins Eternal and want something blacker, try one of these sumi inks. The Squarish
Green Bottle Sumi is the easiest to write with and the
closest to Higgins Eternal.
Bokuju Sumi. A shiny, dense black ink.
Very popular. Will eat your nibs. “Green
Bottle Sumi.” Fairly slow-drying.
I22-2. 2 oz. $4.99 I22-12. 12 oz. $14.50
Squarish Green Bottle
Sumi. A dense black waterproof sumi ink.
More free-flowing than Bokuju or Yasutomo Sumi, but not quite as densely black.
Similar to, but blacker than,
Higgins Eternal. I39-2. 2 oz. $6.50
I39-6. 6 oz. $9.50 I39-12. 12 oz. $18.50
I43
I43. Best Bottle Sumi. This popular
Japanese sumi ink is good both for
beginners and for professional work.
Smooth, rich black. Hard to find.
6.75 oz, 200 ml bottle. $15.85
I70. Moon Palace Sumi. While the
packaging is a bit different, this is
the highly sought after and highly
recommended Japanese Sumi Ink.
For both broad-edge and pointed
I70
pen work. Works in Parallel Pens.
Dries waterproof.
2 oz. $5.95
6 oz, 180 ml. $12.95
15 oz, 450 ml. $19.95 60 oz, 1.8L. $75.00
IS19. Shakyo-Ken Ink Stone. Has a flat
surface for grinding and a deep well
to collect the ink. Ideal for dipping
nibs. 2½" x 4¾" x 5⁄8". $32.50
Limited stock.
Yasutomo Sumi. Matte black. Comes
in a tall rectangular black bottle. KY Series.
I24-2. 2 oz. $6.25 I24-6. 6 oz. $9.95
I126. Kuretake Sumi Ink.
Great for lettering. Rich, opaque black.
Less odor than some other Sumi inks.
2 oz (60ml). $8.95
BLACK
INK STICKS
Ink sticks shown at 50% of actual size.
IS03.
Kenbimukan
IS04.
Gansui
IS05.
IS06.
IS07.
Mujokokuhin Skakyozumi Ranjyatai
IS08.
Eiraku
Japanese Ink Sticks. High quality ink sticks from
Japan’s most respected ink stick maker. Ewan Clayton
tested their full range and chose these ink sticks for
calligraphy. His description/comments are given for
each stick. All come in an individual wooden box.
Student Quality
IS03. Kenbimukan Ink Stick 30104. Brownish
Black. Student Grade. Gives sharp and crisp strokes.
The least expensive stick suitable for Western calligraphy. Made from mineral oil. $20.00
Professional Quality Ink Sticks
IS04. Gansui Ink Stick 30208. Bluish Black. Made
from different size soot particles, which give the blue
black color. Flows well from the pen, basically matte
(with the merest hint of sheen). Works well when
dark or diluted. $33.00
IS05. Mujokokuhin Ink Stick (2.0). Reddish-brown
Black. Slight sheen, very smooth flow. Good for small
scale writing. Slightly denser black than Gansui and a
better value. Made from vegetable oils, aged 25 yrs. $65
IS06. Skakyozumi Ink Stick 30207. Densest black
of these ink sticks (hinted slightly toward red brown).
Glossy when thick. Made from vegetable oils. $33.00
IS29. Chinese Ink Stick. A very black ink stick from
China. Great for Western calligraphy. 1⅛" x 4¾" x ⅜"
(28.5 x 121 x 9.5mm). $29.00
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IS09.
Chingen
IS11.
IS10.
IS12.
IS28.
Akanegimo Seiryutai Soshobanko Fudenotomo
IS29.
Chinese
IS07. Ranjyatai Ink Stick 30211. Bluish Black. Made
primarily for painting but also good for calligraphy.
Works well thick (dense black). When watered down,
it moves out into wet paper in a very subtle way. $48.00
IS08. Eiraku Ink Stick 30201. Reddish Brown Black.
Dense black. Smallest size of all the ink sticks. Top
quality ink stick. $44.95
Ink Sticks below are recommended by Reggie Ezell.
IS09. Chingen Ink Stick 30105. Black. $35.00
IS10. Akanegimo Ink Stick 30210. Reddish Brown
Black. $39.00
IS11. Seiryutai Ink Stick 30213. Black. $29.00
IS12. Soshobanko Ink Stick 30205 (1.5). Bluishblack. Limited stock. $27.50
See next page for 15 colors of Japanese Ink Sticks.
IS28. Fudenotomo Ink Stick 30101. Mike Kecseg
uses this inexpensive ink stick for his pointed pen
work. (Not for broad-edged calligraphy.) $10.00
S905. Bamboo
Ink Stick
Holder. This
holds the remainder of an ink stick for ease of grinding.
Wood color may vary. Specify size.
Small. ¾"x3⅞". $7.75ea. Large. 1"x4¾". $8.95ea.
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Winsor & Newton
COLOR INK
I23. Bokuju Vermilion. A dense,
opaque waterproof color that is easy
to write with. In an orange plastic
bottle. Lightfast. 2 oz. $9.45
Calli
Violet
Indian
Red
Winsor
Yellow
Dark Blue
Leaf Green
Sepia
Scarlet
Light Blue
Green
Black
Red
White
Indigo Blue
Red-Violet
Ziller
Green
Black
Brown
Glossy Black
Burgundy
Brown
Blue
Green
Black
I07
I37
Crimson
I59. Winsor & Newton
Calligraphy Inks. If you are
looking for colored calligraphy inks for your fountain
pens, try these non-clogging,
pigmented inks both for dip
and fountain pen use. Unlike dye-based fountain pen
inks, these are more opaque, more brilliant and more
lightfast. 30ml bottle. (See page 49 for Gold & Silver.)
Specify Color: Lemon Yellow, Winsor Yellow, Scarlet,
Crimson, Dark Blue, Light Blue, Violet, Leaf Green,
Green, Indian Red, Sepia, White, Black. $6.29 each
I59-S6. Set of 6. Crimson, Dark Blue, Green, Sepia,
Black, Gold. (Gold is for dip pen and brush only.)
$40.64. JNB $36.58
Scarlet
I07. Calli Ink. Pigmented, waterproof ink for fountain
pen and dip pen use. Colors are brighter and more
opaque than dye ink such as Pelikan 4001, but less so
than gouache. Specify color. 1 oz. $6.60
I07-S6. Calli. One of each color. $39.60. JNB $33.66
McCaffery’s
Lemon
Yellow
Ivory
I37. McCaffery’s Penman’s Ink. This oak gall ink was
developed with the help of leading penmen of today to
provide an ink similar to that used during America’s
golden age of Ornamental Penmanship in the 19th and
20th centuries. With a newly opened bottle, the ink
writes brown, but turns a dense black. Good for fine
hairlines. Black (colors, ivory, and white are not oak
gall inks). 1 oz jar. $7.25
McCaffery’s Colors (not oak gall). 1 oz.
Ivory. $7.00
Brown. $9.25
White. $7.00
Red. $9.25
Indigo Blue. $9.25
Red-Violet. $9.25
Green. $9.25
Glossy Black. $7.00
I37-4. 4 oz glass bottle. Black, Ivory, White. $24.95
I37-S7C. Set of 7 Colors (No Black). List $60.25. SALE $54.23
SA-I37-S. McCaffery’s Sampler. Set of 9, in ½ oz jars. $33.95
Walnut
I28. Pigmented, lightfast,
North Wind White
waterproof (acrylic) for dip
pens (pointed & broad-edge) &
brushes. Stir well before using.
Dip nib or brush in ink, wipe off
excess ink on jar edge or shake
pen. Thin ink with distilled water.
Intermixable to create other
colors. Clean pen with water and
a little ammonia. Glass jars with
metal lids.
Sunflower Yellow
Prairie Fire Orange
Cardinal Red
Sweet Grass Green
Midnight Blue
Wild Viola Violet
Buffalo Brown
North Wind White. $4.80
Soot Black (matte)
Sunflower Yellow. $7.65
Prairie Fire Orange. $7.65
Glossy Black
Cardinal Red. $8.60
Sweet Grass Green. $8.60
I28-S8C. Set of 8
Midnight Blue. $8.60
Colors: (No Black).
Wild Viola Violet. $8.60
Retail $62.15.
Buffalo Brown. $7.65
SALE $55.94
Soot Black (matte). $6.95
Glossy Black. $6.25
SA-I28-S. Ziller Ink Sampler. Set of 10, in ½oz jars. $33.95
COLORED INK STICKS
Walnut (Color) Drawing Ink. A rich
sepia ink. Thin with water to create a
wash. For brush or dip pen. Already
liquid. Non-waterproof (but not suitable
for fountain pens).
I53-2.5. 2.5 oz. $6.75
I53-10. 10 oz. $16.99
S449. Walnut (Color) Ink Crystals. Add distilled
water, wait for 25-35 min., & this powder produces a
warm, rich walnut-colored ink. The ink is lightfast,
flows well, and is highly recommended by many master
scribes. 1 oz. $3.75 2 oz. $6.25 4 oz. $11.25
8 oz. $21.50 16 oz. $40.00
S450. Walnut Crystals Jar. This item contains two
1oz jars, each filled with crystals. Simply fill with warm
water and mix. You have walnut ink without the hassle
of measuring! Non-waterproof. (Buying the crystals
alone is more economical.) $2.00
Japanese Colored Ink Sticks. Concentrated color
you grind in an unglazed ceramic dish (Gaken, IS20,
below). Popular with Reggie Ezell’s students for use
with metal nibs.
S150. Boku Undo
Marbling Set. Six tubes
of color suitable for
suminagashi marbling.
Instructions included.
Six 12ml (.42oz) bottles of color. $18.00
IS20. Gaken Dish.
For grinding colored ink sticks.
Round, unglazed ceramic. 4.25"
diameter. Usable on either side. At a
minimum, have one for dark colors and one for light
colors. $9.95 5/$9.50ea.
toll free:
IS13. Indigo Blue. $12.00
IS14. Yellowish Red. $12.00
IS15. Wine Red. $32.00
IS16. Vermilion. $34.00
IS17. Red Ochre. $12.00
IS18. Ochre. $12.00
IS21. Chrome Yellow. $11.00
IS22. Apple Green. $29.00
IS23. Sapphire Blue. $21.00
IS24. Yellow. $12.00
IS25. Fern Green. $17.00
IS26. Ultramarine. $15.00
IS27. White. $10.00
IS30. Forest Green. $16.00
IS31. Purple. $29.00
IS32. Whitish Blue. $15.00
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IS27
IS30
IS31
IS32
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WNG527
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WNG118
Cadmium
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$21.15
WNG331L.
ml. $22.89
WNG512L.Perm.White.
Perm.White.3737ml.
$21.15
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ml. $22.89
WNG283J. Gold Liquid Designer. 30ml
Jar. $12.30
WNG617J. Silver Liquid Designer.
30 ml jar. $12.30
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18 Carat
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Dr. Martin’s Spectralite
I27. Spectralite Liquid Acrylic Color. Popular for
I27. Spectralite Liquid Acrylic Color. Popular for
pointed pen work. Recommended by Mike Kecseg and
pointed pen work. Recommended by Mike Kecseg
others. 18K Gold is the most popular color.
and others.
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of Grays
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PentelUltraWaterbrush.
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Spectrum
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(Dioxzn)
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nylon(Green
brush Blue
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4 AA
as the Pentel Color Brush.
3A
WNG108
Cadmium
Yellow
4A
Black Gold
Waterbrushes are brushes
with a large reservoir. Fill
WNG345 WNG086 WNG527 WNG118 WNG627 WNG055
Cadmium Primary
the reservoir
with water
Lemon
Cadmium Spectrum Brilliant
Lemon
Yellowand use
Yellow with
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Yellow
Yellowthe brush
Medium
1A
1A
Pale
1A
3A
4A
watercolors
or watercolor
4A
pencils. A squeeze on the
barrel moves water
WNG726 WNG623 WNG004 WNG466 WNG502 WNG524
into Spectrum
your brush.
the Perm. Primary
Winsor
Alizarin FillPerm.
Red reservoir
Red with
Crimson
Alizarian Rose
Red
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water-based
3A
1A
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a brush that is always filled
with color.
WNG552
Raw
Sienna
1 AA
WNG285
Gold
Ochre
1A
WNG074
Burnt
Sienna
1 AA
WNG436 WNG617
Neutral Silver
Grey #3 3 A
1A
WNG283
Gold
3A
This difficult-to-find German
gouache is highly recommended
by Michael Sull for its brightness,
smooth flow, and lightfastness.
Because mica instead of metal particles is used, the metallics will not
darken over time, and because the
mica can be more finely ground, it
flows through a pen much better. Also
recommended by Katrina Berry and
others. Schmincke Gold Pearl is our
bestselling gold gouache. 20 ml tubes.
When using a fresh tube, squeeze out the clear stuff (glycerin) until you get dense pigment. This glycerin helps keep
the gouache from drying in the tube but will keep your
work from drying as well. This gouache reconstitutes easily
Opaque
White
Lemon
Yellow
Cadimum
Yellow Lt
Vermilion
Red
Ultramarine
Deep Blue
Paris Blue
Chromium Burnt
Oxide Green Sienna
Jet Black
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Red Pearl
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Red
Ivory
Black
Burnt Sienna
Tuscan Red
Quinacridone
Magenta
Ultramarine
Violet
Cadmium
Orange
Hansa Yellow
Permanent
Green Light
Green Oxide
Phthalo Blue
Ultramarine
Blue
Bone Black
SCHMINCKE GOUACHE
Titanium White
Case. This case is made
NEWTON GOUACHE
from a soft WINSOR
leather and&will
hold up to 72
pens/& Newton is the most popular gouache for calligraphy and the
Winsor
WNG512 WNG748
Perm.
Zinc
pencils/markers/holders.
standard that all others are measured against. The colors brilliant and
WNG692 code number
White
White
color Double zippers
Viridian
opaque,
theeasy
pigments finely ground so they flow though your pen well.
allow
1A
1A
series / lightfastness
3 AA
access to your tools. Choose Color: Black Winsor
or Antique
Newton Gouache. 14ml tubes. Gouache is priced by the color
Brown.
$44.95. JNB
$33.71
(pigment). Series 1Diane
$8.60 Series
2 $10.85 Series
$14.10 Series 4 $20.80
Abbreviations:
Lightfastness:
Townsend
Soft3Pastels
AA–Extremely Permanent
Dioxzn = Dioxazine
S943.
A–Permanent
WNGCC.Winsor
& Newton Color
Winsor & Newton Larger
Tubes Townsend
Lt = Light
S885. Diane
Soft Pastels. Handmade
B–Moderately Durable
Niji Jet Black.
Chart. flowing
This is apastels,
handmade
WNG335L.
37ml. $19.75
Med = Medium
for artists,
these are smooth,
richcolor
in
C–Fugitive
Perm = Permanent
Roll-up
Pen Pouch.
for
the entire
line of Winsor
chart
WNG331L.
Ivory Black.
37ml.
$19.75
pigment.
They
are
used
and
highly
recommended
by
Wis = Winsor
& NewtonHeather
Gouache.
This
made
ThisWNG512L.
durable waterPerm.White.
$19.75 including
many 37ml.
calligraphers,
Held
andisSandy
Ultramrn = Ultramarine
from 1¾"
the actual
gouache
– soSet
theof
resistant
canvasGold Liquid
See page 45
WNG283J.
Designer.
Wagner.
Soft form, approx.
long and
¾" thick.
Trquise = Turquoise
are true, not$49.95
a printed
pouch will hold 36 pens,
pencils,
brushes,
and JNB
in full
catalogmarkers,30ml
Jar. $12.30
$11.50
12.Price
Choose
Metallic orcolors
Intense/Primary.
each
approximation.
$10.00for two sets!
similar items. The strap
to secure the roll-up
uses a snap
for Double
Designer.
WNG617J.
Silver Liquid
Purchase
both sets and
save. Only $83.22
Sets.$5.50 30 ml jar. $12.30 JNB Price$11.50
closure. 19" long andPrimary
7.75" wide.
Key:
and quickly if it has dried in your pen
or on your palette.
SG27-S13. Schmincke Calligraphy
Gouache Set. A 13 color set of
gouache especially developed for
calligraphers. The colors are brilliant, mainly opaque, and of an
especially fine consistency. The
set, designed for mixing,
includes a cool and warm version each of yellow, red & blue.
Set includes: opaque white, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow
light, vermilion red, madder red, ultramarine deep blue,
Paris blue, chromium oxide green, burnt sienna, jet black,
ivory black, gold pearl, red pearl. 20ml tubes. $207.35.
$214.50.
$182.33
JNB SALE $177.75
INDIVIDUAL TUBES: $16.50.
$15.95 JNB Price
$14.85$14.67
each each
Colors, Blacks, White
SG101. Opaque White
SG210. Lemon Yellow
SG211. Cadmium Yellow Lt
SG320.Vermilion Red
SG321. Madder Red
SG430.Ultramarine Deep Blue
SG431. Paris Blue
SG540. Chrom Oxide Green
SG650. Burnt Sienna
SG761. Jet Black
SG760. Ivory Black
Metallics
SG870. Gold Pearl
SG871. Red Pearl
See pp.
49more
for more
gouache.
See pages
46 &4649&for
gouache.
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METALLICS
I16-S. Set 1
I139-S. Pearl Ex
Metallic Calligraphy Set. Finally,
Pearl Ex has created
a calligraphy kit for
making the pigment
(powder) into calligraphy ink. Or you
can add the powder
directly to ink to give
that ink pearlescence
and shine. Pearl Ex
creates a metallic
effect without being a real metal - it will never tarnish or
fade. Includes 9 colors (3g jars) that work well with calligraphy nibs: Rose Gold (only available in this set), Solar
Gold, True Blue, Silver, Aztec Gold, Super Russet, Pearl
White, Grey Lavender, and Pink Gold – and three jars of
gum arabic powder, instructions for mixing, and a list of
nibs that work well with Pearl Ex. $19.95. SALE $17.96
I139. Individual Jars. More colors on website. $2.99ea.
I140. Kuretake Gold Ink.
A brilliant yellowish-gold
ink with a lot of sparkle. Comes in a
2oz plastic bottle (most of our
metallic inks come in 1oz/30ml
bottles). A sell-out at a recent “Gold
Tasting”� session. $16.60
I141. Kuretake Vermilion
(Red) Ink. A very smooth
writing, orange-red ink that works
well with both broad-edged and
pointed nibs. 2 oz plastic jar. $8.95
I16-S. Set 1. 12 ink colors. Retail $89.95. JNB $80.96
Blue
Deep Blue
Silver
Green
Salmon
Violet
Jade
Yellow
Black Sparkle (Grey)
Orchid
White
Copperplate Gold
I16-S. Set 2. 12 ink colors. Retail $89.95. JNB $80.96
Frosted Peach
Amethyst Crystal Mint
Misty Blue
Metallic Green
Brass
Nickel
Saffron Yellow
Bronze
Rose Lamé
Sequin Blue
Copper
I127-S4. Set of Richtone Sepia Inks. One each of the
four colors. $29.95
GOLDEN HIGH FLOW ACRYLICS
I136-S.
Golden High
Flow Acrylics Set of 10.
Calligraphers are giving
this new line of liquid
acrylics high marks for
use in pen or brush. It is
densely pigmented and flows well. It has an ink-like
consistency that works for fine lines and broad strokes.
(Scribes who use the Golden version have said it is much
better than Liquitex Liquid Acrylics!) Recommended for
markers, air brush, and techniques such as staining.
Colors: Hansa Yellow Medium, Nickel Azo Gold,
Naphthol Red Light, Quin. Magenta, Ultramarine,
Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, Burnt Sienna, Carbon
Black, and Titanium White. $55.99. JNB $53.19
Bright Green
I142. Richtone Color Inks.
These vibrant new
Burgundy
inks come in a
range of 20 colors. They are
Fire Engine Red Teal
pigment-based, and all but
Turquoise
Scarlet
one color passed our
Cobalt Blue
lightfastness test of two
Rust Orange
weeks in a south-facing
Midnight Blue
Brilliant Orange
window in North Carolina
(Peach changed color). They
Lilac
Peach
have some water resistance
Golden Yellow Deep Purple
when compared to Higgins
Eternal, but they are not
Lemon Yellow Bronze
waterproof like acrylic inks.
Emerald Green Charcoal Gray The inks worked well without
bleeding on a range of papers
and pads commonly used for calligraphy (Rhodia, Boris
Layout, and Strathmore 400). 30ml (1oz), leak-proof
plastic bottle. Specify color. $6.00 each
4 or more bottles (same or assorted): $5.00 each
I142-S20. Set of 20 colors. 30ml (1oz) bottles. $89.95
SA-I142-S. Richtone Color Ink Sample Size. In ½oz
(15ml) wide-mouth jars. Choose colors. $2.95 each.
10/$2.50ea
Magenta
I127. Richtone Sepia Inks.
Four beautiful, vibrant browns:
Java,Walnut, Terra Cotta,
Eucalyptus. These rich, natural
dyes are Lightfast and nonwaterproof. Very concentrated.
Can be used straight or diluted
with water. 30ml (1oz) plastic
bottle. For calligraphy, these inks are best on watercolor
paper and other similar, highly-sized papers. $7.95 each
email:
Dr. Martin’s
Iridescent Calligraphy Colors
These are great. The colors flow out of a broad edge
pen like ink. 1oz glass bottles with dropper top. Colors
can be mixed. Truly waterproof when dry. The manufacturer says they are lightfast. The set of 12 colors
comes with a 12-pan mixing palette, 12-bottle holder,
& a small cup for water. For individual bottles, specify
color. The sets are one of each color. Copperplate Gold
is the most popular color.
I16. Iridescent Calligraphy Colors. $7.70 each
RICHTONE INKS
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Forest Green
MASKING FLUID
Pebeo Drawing Gum. The best masking fluid. Write
with the masking fluid in your pen. Let it dry, apply a
watercolor wash, let that dry, and remove the masking
fluid with a Rubber Cement Pick-up. You have white letters on a color background. Thins and cleans with water.
S198-1. 1.5 oz. $7.95 S198-8. 8.45 oz. $25.75
S199. Rubber Cement Pick-up. $2.95
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FINETEC METALLICS
S767. Finetec
Pearl Colors.
Six 7/8"
Made of mica, a natural product
diameter
that offers a wide variety of metallic
pans. Russet,
shades, from gold and silver to iridesRegal Bronze,
cent, shining pearl colors. Can be dissolved with water and applied with a Mother of Pearl Pink, Silver Pearl,
brush. Ideal for creating special effects Shining Reseda (soft green), Shining
and highlighting. Can be blended. Col- Aquamarine. $22.25. SALE $17.69
ors adhere to all absorbent surfaces,
such as paper, wood, gypsum, etc.
S766. Finetec Moiré Colors. Six 7/8"
diameter pans,
iridescent
interference
Tibet
Inca
Arabic Pearl
Luna
Silver
S741. Finetec Mica Artist Color Set. colors. Jade
Wildly popular at events and recom- Green Moiré,
mended by many instructors, includ- Copper Moiré,
ing Carrie Imai, Angie Vangalis. This Purple Moiré, Atlantic Blue Moiré,
Pink Moiré, Sun Yellow Moiré.
set has 5 shades of gold plus silver.
Add water, mix with a brush, and ap- $25.50. SALE $19.49
ply to your nib. $31.25. SALE $24.88
S890. Finetec Pan Color. Choose color: Arabic Gold, Gold Pearl, Inca Gold,
Tibet Gold, Moon Gold, Sterling Silver. $5.95. SALE $4.50 each
GOLD / SILVER
INK
Pan
Gold.
Metallic
Watercolor in 2.75" ceramic pans.
Recommended by Carol Pallesen for
its very fine grind. May need some
Gum Arabic as a binder. $15.95 each
I41-58. Pale Gold. I41-59. Rich Gold.
I41-58
I41-59
GOUACHE / WATERCOLOR
I27
I27. Spectralite Liquid Acrylic Color.
Popular for pointed pen work. Waterproof.
Metallics: $8.24. See page 46 for
more Spectralite Metallics.
Brilliant Gold
I16. Dr. Martin’s Iridescent
Calligraphy Ink: Copperplate Gold. Our
bestselling gold ink. $7.70. See page
48 for more Iridescent inks.
I16
S968. Finetec 12 Color Pearl Set.
Twelve 7/8" diameter pans. Silver Pearl,
Fine Gold, Shining Pink, Red, Fine
Lilac, Red-Violet, Blue Pearl, Blue
Silver, Green Pearl, Blue-Green, Bronze,
and Red-Brown. $36.50. SALE $26.37
I56. Winsor & Newton Gold Ink.
Mike Kecseg and Valerie Weilmuenster
recommended this gold for decorating
letters at their classes at IAMPETH.
1oz glass bottle. $9.99
I59. Gold
I56
I59. Winsor & Newton
Calligraphy Ink. Specify Gold or Silver.
For dip pen or brush only.
Non-waterproof. $9.19 each
I59. Silver
G
old
Full Pan Schmincke Watercolor.
This version of our most popular
gold gouache is solid in a plastic
pan. Add water with a brush and
Silver
work up a quantity to write with.
It seems to have more sparkle
than gouache. The gold is similar to Schmincke
Gold Pearl Gouache (a yellow gold).
SG893-F. Gold SG894-F. Silver $12.96 each
Holbein Brilliant Gouache.
15ml. This gouache provides a sparkly
effect. Works well in brush and pointed
pen. (Not recommended for broad-edged
pens; use Holbein Pearl Gouaches.)
$20.50. JNB $18.45 each
HG644. Brilliant Gold.
HG646. Brilliant Silver.
Brilliant Silver
Holbein Designer Gouache.
These metallic gouaches are great for
broad-edged, pointed pen, and brush
work. They are finely ground mica based
metallics. $16.00. JNB $14.40 each
HG640. Pearl White. HG641. Pearl Gold.
HG642. Pearl Copper. HG645. Silver (not pictured).
Pearl
White
Pearl
Copper
Pearl
Gold
SG870. Schmincke Gold Pearl Gouache. 14 karat
gold color (yellow gold color). Our most popular Gold
Gouache. $16.50. JNB $14.85
Winsor & Newton Metallic Gouache. 14 ml.
$16.29ea. WNG283. Gold. WNG617. Silver.
S780. Badger Paint Mixer. Collene Kalb
introduced us to this small hobby paint mixer
for quickly mixing settled pigments into ink.
Particularly useful for metallics such as
Dr. Martin’s Iridescent Calligraphy Ink and
Spectralite. Good for 1oz – 4oz containers. $14.95
P57. Dura-Lar Pad (clear
.003). 9"x12". 25 sheets.
Polyester-based clear film. Lies
flat. Archival qualities. Ideal for
protective overlays and book
projects. Used by Sheila Waters
when working with loose gold.
$11.39. SALE $10.23
S626. Yasutomo Pearlescent Watercolor
Paint Sets. Hinged plastic case with a lid
that can be used as a palette, but with 21
colors, you won’t need to do too much
mixing! Carol Palleson tested this set and
gave a thumbs-up for the combination of
P66. Grafix Acetate Pad (clear .003). 9"x12".
price and quality. Other sets – costing $20 for 25 sheets. Harvest Crittenden uses this pad when
fewer colors – are more brightly pearlescent, working with loose gold. $10.60
but these are a bargain for adding fun
touches to envelopes and cards. China. $6.25
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METAL LEAF / SHELL GOLD
A book is a packet of 25 leaves of thin material. Loose
Leaf is pounded and packed between sheets of rouged
paper. It must be lifted from the paper with a wide brush
called a gilder’s tip or placed on a specially made Gilder’s
Cushion for cutting. Patent Gold is loose leaf placed on
tissue paper and then placed under pressure to adhere it
to the tissue. Patent leaf is much easier to use, especially
with Instacoll. It can be cut with a clean pair of scissors
and applied, gold side down, onto a prepared surface.
S896. Artist and Illuminator Bridge.
Rest your hand on this sturdy wooden bridge as you
work, adding detail to your gilding, lettering, and
painting without smearing the wet portions. Made in
the U.S. of solid cherry wood. A self-adhesive felt pad is
included, for those who want a cushion rest for their
hand. Measures 3" x 12" x ¾" high. $32.50
PRECIOUS METAL LEAF
Book of 25 sheets, approx 3 3⁄8" x 3 3⁄8". Patent leaf has a
paper backing and is easier to work with.
S188. Loose Gold Leaf. XX. 23K. $64.50. JNB $56.95
S606. Glass Gold Leaf (Loose). A higher quality leaf.
23K. $95.00. JNB $76.00
S189. Patent Gold Leaf. XX. 23K. $67.95. JNB $62.95
S940. 23K Gold Leaf XXX
(Patent). 25-sheet book.
3 3⁄8" x 3 3⁄8". This XXX gold
leaf is a slightly thicker
version of gold leaf.� You
might find that our standard
gold leaf (S189) requires
more than one layer of gold,
but this gold is thicker and should cover in one layer.
W&B brand. $60.95
“I have been using W & B's gold and I have come to
prefer their XXX. I used double deep (XX) for years but
switched to the triple to see what it was like. I will never
go back to the double (XX)” – Rosemary Buczek
S608. Palladium. 25 sheets. 3 3⁄8" x 3 3⁄8". Patent. A silver
color metal very resistant to corrosives in the air and to
acids (except nitric acid). Often substituted for white
gold or silver leaf, which tarnish. $79.95. JNB $63.96
SHELL GOLD
S738. Shell Gold. Powdered Gold with a gum Arabic
binder. 23.75 carat. Small: Approx. 7.5mm diameter x
4mm thick. Size & weight varies with the amount of
residual water. $39.95
NON-PRECIOUS METAL LEAF
Book of 25 sheets, approx 5.5" x 5.5". Patent has a
paper backing and is easier to work with.
S604. Copper Leaf. Patent $12.60 Loose $8.96
S605. Aluminum Leaf. Also called Imitation Silver.
(Real silver is rarely used because it turns black unless
coated.) Patent $12.15 Loose $8.06
S904. Imitation Gold Leaf. Choose from three shades
of gold. Bk of 20 shts. Patent $12.95ea. JNB $11.66ea.
Loose $9.95ea. JNB $8.96ea.
Specify color:
Traditional Gold. #2.5. Our most popular; similar in
color to 23K gold. (Available as Patent & Loose)
Red Gold. #1. A rich, reddish gold. (Loose only)
Yellow Gold. #3. A bright, lemony gold. (Loose only)
S904-SL3. Loose Gold Imitation 3-Pkt. Assorted
pack, 1 book each of all 3 shades. $29.85 JNB $25.37
Working with Loose Gold Leaf
When Sheila Waters and Harvest Crittenden work
with loose gold, they use a clear film as a backing
for the gold to make handling easier. See page 49 for
P57. Dura-Lar Pad and P66. Grafix Acetate Pad.
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S925. Acrylic Bridge. Rest your hand on
this sturdy bridge as you add detail to your
gilding, lettering, and painting. You avoid smearing of
the wet portions or smudging when using colored
pencils. Bridge measures 3"x12"x 5/8" high. The feet
have felt pads attached to the bottom. Made in the U.S.
Clear. $19.95
VELLUM
Vellum is the ultimate writing surface for a scribe.
While most of us write on paper, we can still write on
the same material used for all the treasured medieval
manuscripts. You can feel a connection with the scribes
and illuminators of the Book of Kells, The Lindisfarne
Gospels, and The Ramsey Psalter. High quality vellum is
somewhat translucent and will have natural variations.
Remember that vellum is the most forgiving of all
surfaces for corrections.
Calfskin Manuscript Vellum. Medium weight. Our
vellum sheets are expertly prepared on one side for
writing. These sheets are ready for you to put pen or
quill and ink or gouache to vellum. Specify size:
S197-3. 3"x4". $6.95
S197-6. 6"x8". $20.50
S197-4. 4"x6". $10.95
S197-8. 8"x10". $35.00
S152-FUL. Full Skin. Classic Calfskin Manuscript
Vellum. Prepared for writing. Approx. 7-10 sq. ft. per
skin. $40.00 per square foot.
S152-HAL. Half Skin of Classic Calfskin Manuscript
Vellum. Prepared for writing. $42.50 per square foot.
S319. Fine Dental Pumice. Used for de-greasing
vellum for writing. 1 oz. $2.00 6/$1.75ea. 20/$1.50ea.
Wet/Dry Sandpaper. For raising the nap in vellum
prep. S316. 320 Grit. S317. 400 Grit. $1.45 each
GILDING SUPPLIES
S267. Gilder’s Cushion. $26.00
S710. Gilder’s Knife (Gold Knife). Used for cutting
loose leaf gold. Blade: 6". $35.95
Raised Gilding / Gesso Ingredients
S428. Titanium Dioxide. White pigment used instead
of white lead in gesso. 1 oz. $3.00
S414. Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate. Finest grade.
Pre-slaked plaster.
1 oz./$12.00 2 oz./$22.00 4 oz./$36.00
I44. Fish Glue. 2 oz. $5.75
See pages 46, 47, 49 for metallic inks, gouache, and
powders.
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S892
I87
S756
S929
Gum Ammoniac
S760
RAISED GILDING
S251. Prepared Gesso Tablet. Gesso. Contains white
lead (a poison). Handle with appropriate care. Instructions included. $18.95 2/$17.95ea.
S898. Tresser’s Liquid Gesso. 8 grams. Use
this liquid prepared gesso for manuscript
illumination. This slaked plaster recipe uses nonpoisonous titanium oxide in place of white lead. Store
tightly sealed in your refrigerator. $16.00
S926. Tresser’s Bole Raising Preparation.
This traditional base for raised gilding uses
an earthy clay instead of plaster. Comes in liquid form
ready to use out of the jar. ½ oz plastic jar. $12.00
S928. Water Gold Size. A traditional size for
illumination. Made with natural gums. Paint
over the area to be gilded with a brush. Allow to dry,
which may take 10 to 20 minutes. While it is still tacky,
apply the gold. If the gold size dries out too much, its
stickiness can be reactivated by breathing directly over
the applied size. Yellow color. Recommended by Georgia
Angelopoulos and a big hit with her class at Legacies.
15 ml (1/2 oz). $14.00 60 ml (2 oz). $32.00
S892. Instacoll. 100ml. Reggie Ezell loves this gold
size for mirror finish raised gilding. It is so easy! Yellow
color allows you to see what you have applied. Directions included with your order.
100 ml (3 oz). $22.73 1L. $189.00
I86
Tresser’s Gold Size
Ormoline
Gilding
Medium
S928
Miniatum
Ink
Water
Gold Size
S926
Gum
Ammoniac
Liquid
Tresser’s Bole
Raising Preparation
S898
Kölner Miniatum
Clear
Yellow
Instacoll
Tresser’s
Liquid Gesso
Prepared Gesso Tablet
S251
2oz.
S473
S760. Kölner Miniatum. Formulated for gilding on
paper and other flexible surfaces. Will give full gloss
finish. Ideal for gilding manuscripts. Similar, but thinner than Instacoll. Some find it easier to use. Specify
Yellow or Clear. 50 ml bottle. $23.75
See also Kölner Miniatum Ink below in Flat Gilding.
FLAT GILDING
I86. Gum Ammoniac. Soak these crystals in water and
strain to produce a base for laying flat gold. 1oz. $8.95
I87. Gum Ammoniac Prepared Liquid. Skip the
soaking and straining normally involved with using
Gum Ammoniac! This liquid is ready to use for flat
gilding straight out of the bottle. 30 ml. $17.75
S756. Kölner Miniatum Ink. This thinner version of
Miniatum is a favorite of Rosemary Buczek. Write with
a broad-edge or pointed nib with Miniatum Ink, then
apply gold leaf. Dries flexible, making it ideal for work
on vellum and paper. 50 ml. $27.95
S929. Ormoline Gilding Medium. An acrylic size
fluid enough to use with a pen. For gilding onto paper
or parchment. Pink color. Highly recommended for flat
gilding by Georgia Angelopoulos. 30 ml. $12.95
S473. Tresser’s Gold Size. Use this pink liquid for flat
gilding on paper or most any surface. Highly recommended for its ease of use. Great for true gold leaf.
Not as good for imitation leaf. $8.00
See page 25 for glassine.
BURNISHERS
S701
S194
S615
S945
S616
S903
S194. Agate Dogtooth. 5.75". $32.00
S615. Blunt Point Agate. 5.75". $37.00
[NEW] S945. Pencil Point Agate. 5.75". $45.00
S616. Flat Agate. 1.5" across. 5.75". $45.00
S903. Agate Lipstick Burnisher. $45.00
S917. Leather
Burnisher
Pouch. This
handsome, glove leather drawstring bag will
pamper and protect your burnisher. It is
made from the same high leather as our Pen Pouch and
is the perfect size to hold most short-handle burnishers.
This hand- crafted pouch looks luxurious and feels
wonderful! Approx 8"x2", with drawstring. See the JNB
website for color selection. $13.50
S701. Hematite Lipstick Burnisher. For burnishing
raised gold to a mirror finish. True hematite. $105.00
“...it is the best burnisher by far that I have tried on the
market today, and I have had great success with it in
these early trials.” – Peter Thornton,
“Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity of
testing this one. It's a real beauty. Has a nice hold, an
authentic hematite burnisher. Tested & True Hematite!”
– Jerry Tresser
Gums
I84. Gum Arabic (liquid). A binder. Add several drops
to a bottle of Higgins Eternal for Copper-plate writing.
Also used with gouache. 2.5 oz (75 ml). (W&N). $15.49
I85. Gum Arabic Powder. Add 7 parts distilled H2O to
1 part powder or add to bottled ink directly. 1 oz. $3.75
Gum Sandarac Powder. Tie up in a small square of cotton cloth and lightly pounce onto your paper to produce
finer thins. Will help produce crisper letters. May stop
bleeding, feathering.
S123-1. 1.0 oz. $7.25 S123-1/2. 0.5 oz. $4.50
S123-B. Gum Sandarac Bag. A drawstring bag of
ground gum sandarac ready for you to use to correct
slight bleeding or to get thinner thins. Dab the sandarac
onto the paper through the cloth, then hold the paper
vertically and tap off any excess. Contains 1 oz. $9.95
S537. Jeweler’s Rouge. $6.00
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B2470. An Elegant Hand: The Golden Age of
American Penmanship and Calligraphy by William E.
Henning, Edited by Paul Melzer. 2002. 320pp. 8.5"x11".
Hardcover $59.95. JNB $56.95
Chronicles the history of the Golden Age of American penmanship, guiding the reader through the lives
and careers of important American penmen, beginning with Platt Rogers Spencer, the Father of American Handwriting, and Spencer’s gifted student, George
A. Gaskell, whose books and periodicals reached
hundreds of thousands of students throughout the
second half of the 1800s. Illustrated with more than
400 examples, most from original specimens.
B2476. FW Tamblyn’s Home Instructor in Penmanship. F.W. Tamblyn. 8th ed. 2001. (Reprints 7th ed,
1938.) 174pp. 8.5"x5.25". Spiral $24.95
80 pages of instruction on basic script, starting with
holding the pen and positioning the paper, followed by
pages of exercises, letterforms, words, and sentences
to copy. Then 33 pages on Artistic Writing (Spencerian) – instruction on adding the stresses to capitals
and appropriate lowercase letters. Smaller sections on
Engraver’s Script, broad-edged alphabets, off-hand
flourishing, engrossing, and diplomas. A great reprint,
and a highly recommended manual.
See next page for more Spencerian Books
POINTED PEN
B3891. How to Write
Copperplate by Hamid
Reza Ebrahimi. 2010. 40pp
in English, 28pp in Persian.
8.5"x11". Paper $35.00
A good, thorough, and
beautiful introduction to Copperplate script
with letter-by-letter instruction and guide
sheets. Use the book with Hamid’s online videos for
comprehensive instruction. The English text, written in
the author’s elegant script, is printed in dark brown on
cream colored pages. 8 full-color illustrations. Hamid
has taught the script since 1997.
B3116. The Technique of
Copperplate Calligraphy
by Gordon Turner. 1987. 42pp.
8.25"x11". Paper $6.95. JNB $5.95
Written in copperplate script, this
is a good beginner’s book, especially
for classes with a limited budget. For
more thorough instruction, purchase B1109. Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy by Eleanor Winters.
B2503. At Home with
Artistic Penwork by
Stephen A Ziller. Set of
five instructional books
on pointed pen work
first published in the
1940s. Business Writing
(64pp.) Artistic Writing
(Spencerian & Ornamental), Card Writing,
Engrossing Alphabets, and Bird & Design
Flourishing (32pp each). 8.5"x5.25". Paper $24.95
B2504. Bird and Design Flourishing. 2001. 32pp.
8.5"x8.5". Paper $5.95. Provides instruction and
examples from simple to complex of decorative
flourishes, banners, feathers, and an assortment of
birds. Highly recommended by Pat Blair.
FLOURISHING
Whether you want to learn how to make these
flourished designs or you just want to admire
these works of penmanship, these books are great
resources. This drawing with pen strokes is often
called Off-hand Flourishing.
B255. The Universal Penman by
George Bickham. (1741). 212pp.
9"x13.75". Paper $22.95.
JNB $21.95
This amazing book has 212
pages filled with Copperplate/Engrosser’s script by English master
penmen of the 1700s, all engraved
by Bickham. The book has a good
variety of styles and sizes and a cornucopia of nonpictorial flourishing. A great source book.
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B368. Ames Compendium
of Practical & Ornamental
Penmanship by Daniel T. Ames.
1883. Reprint 1978. 60pp. 8.5"x11".
3-ring binder $10.95
Eight pages of good instruction on
writing and letterforms (Spencerian
and 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.
S586. Round Needle Nose Pliers. Joe Vitolo
and others like these straight
needle nose pliers for adjusting
oblique holders. $6.50
B152. Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy by E.A. Lupfer. (1951)
78pp. 8"x11". Paper $9.95. Instructions and examples of
pictorial flourishes: quills, birds, swans, and more.
B3209. Designing Faces, Figures,
Florals and More: Contemporary
Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy by
Linda Schneider. 2009. 86pp. 8.5"x11".
Paper $24.95
A great instructional workbook for
pointed pen flourishing.
You learn the basics
of flourishing and how to apply those
techniques to ornament your work. Linda’s
flourish style is unique. Instead of feathers
and birds, she uses the flourish strokes to
create delightful flowers, ladies, dogs, and
even the Eiffel Tower.
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Use these instructional aids alone or with
Michael Sull’s instructional book and video.
B2463.
SPENCERIAN
MICHAEL SULL
See page 54 for more Spencerian
books & supplies.
B1816. Learning to Write
Spencerian Script by Michael
Sull & Debra Rapp. 1993. 75pp.
6.75"x8.5". Paper $17.50
An instructional manual for Spencerian covering
equipment and tools, practice, and extensive
instruction on individual letters.
DVD12. Learning to Write Spencerian Script by Michael Sull. DVD
$35.00. A 60-minute comprehensive
instructional video by the author
of the text of the same title. First he
gives a brief history of the hand and
then gives letter by letter instruction.
B4075. Spencerian
Handwriting: The Complete
Collection of Theory and
Practical Workbooks for Perfect
Cursive and Hand Lettering by
Platts Roger Spencer. 2016.
144pp. 7.5"x 9.25". Paper $15.95
Presents Spencer’s
Theory of Penmanship and the five accompanying
copybooks in one volume, providing examples &
instruction, step-by-step lessons, and pages for practice of Spencerian Script, all from Spencer himself.
Pliers for adjusting oblique holders
S507. Small Bent Needle Nose Pliers.
Michael Sull uses these to adjust the curve
of the flange to fit the nib you are using, to
crimp the two sheets of metal in the curve
a bit tighter if necessary, and to adjust
the flat part of the flange to reduce the
angle of the pen to the paper. They fit
in your pen pouch or art bin. $6.50
N118. Zebra G Nib. $2.00 5/$1.90ea.
N118-10PK. Zebra G Pkt of 10. $18.50
DVD23. Flourishing Techniques for Ornamental
Penmanship
by Michael Sull.
106 Minutes. Color.
DVD $40.00
Covers basic tools and materials: pen points, oblique holders,
papers. Continues with preparing and using
colored and gold inks, including mixing a
sepia ink from vermilion sumi & Higgins
Eternal and using Dr. Martin’s Bleedproof
White & Schmincke metallic gouaches. Begins with the
primary flourishing strokes. Presents the basic steps for
cartouches, scrolls, border designs, quills, birds, title flourishing, accent flourishes, and creative patterns. Finishes
with a selection of over 50 different historical designs by
a range of master penmen. It’s the closest thing to having
Michael in the room teaching you!
toll free:
B2463. Spencerian Practice Sheets. 29 printed
pages. Copybook style. Over 700 lines to practice on.
Includes two pages of instruction. Also included are
five blank guide sheets each of two sizes. $15.00
P33. Cross Drill Pad. One of the
keys to mastering Spencerian is
perfecting the rhythm and
spacing between letters. This
pad provides a series of spacing
exercises. 50-sheet pad. Includes
instruction. $9.95
P34. Spencerian Practice
Pads. With guidelines and
slant lines. There are two
different pads with different
x-heights so you can practice
larger and smaller lettering.
8.5"x11". Approx. 50 sheets,
3-hole punched. Specify Large or Small x-heights.
Beginners will start with larger writing.
$9.95 each
Sull Spencerian Kit
K106. Spencerian Script Penmanship Instructional Kit. All the items you need to learn to write
Spencerian Script: Michael Sull’s Learning to Write
Spencerian Script book, our Oblique Penholder (H96),
four pen points, Sull’s Cross Drill exercise pad, 20
sheets of blank practice paper, 40 sheets of special
guide sheets, ink, Michael Sull’s Copybook Practice
sheets, & a cushion sheet. $82.25 value. $74.95
K106-DVD. Above items plus Learning to Write
Spencerian Script DVD. $120.25 value. $97.96
HANDWRITING
B3304. American Cursive
Handwriting (Student
Edition) by Michael Sull
with Debra Sull. 2011.
320pp. 8.5"x11". 3-hole
punched sheets. $34.95
A thorough presentation of
traditional penmanship,
grades 5 – adult. Includes
historical background, plus
detailed info on writing position, writing zone,
paper movement, and recommended sizes of
writing. Contains a teacher guide and the student
workbook/copybook. The thorough lesson plan
guides the user in a straightforward, step-by-step
progression to improve handwriting. ACH is similar
to Business Writing or the basic, unstressed forms of
Spencerian. Binder not included.
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POINTED PEN
Ron Tate Instructional DVDs
Learn with the help of professional calligrapher, Ron
Tate. Each DVD is a step-by-step tutorial and presents the history, tools, and techniques of the script.
DVD39. Copperplate with
Ron Tate. 2009. 1 hour, 45
minutes. DVD $29.95
Calligraphers call this
beautiful hand Copperplate or
English Roundhand; Penmen
call it Engrosser’s Script. The
DVD’s 21 chapters include
correct posture and desk
positioning, writing angles and letter sizes, stepby step instruction for all lowercase and capital
letterforms, numbers, connecting letters, and
oblique pen holders and pen points.
DVD40. Spencerian with Ron
Tate. 2009. 1 hour, 27 minutes.
DVD $29.95
Spencerian is an American
style of penmanship. The
lower-case has only a few
stressed strokes in a word.
In Copperplate, every down
stroke is thickened by applying
pressure to the pen. Spencerian Script can be
written with more speed than Copperplate. Spencerian originated in Ohio in the 1860s with Platt
Roger Spencer. The DVD’s 15 chapters include
instruction and demonstration of all the letters of
the alphabet, hand positions and correct posture,
practice exercises, writing angles and letter sizes,
oblique pen holders & pen points, practical tips
for envelopes, and pen flourishes.
Copperplate / Spencerian Supplies
Copperplate and Spencerian have gained in popularity
as calligraphers expand their repertoire of letterforms.
The thicks & thins are caused by varying the pressure
on a flexible point – a worthwhile discipline to learn. All
calligraphy, as Lloyd Reynolds noted, is a series of movements involving touch.
To learn Copperplate or Spencerian, order the Copperplate Kit (at right) or the Spencerian Kit (page
53). After you have some experience, order the nib
sampler to try out the range of nibs.
BEGINNERS: The most popular nibs are Brause
66EF, Gillott 303, Hiro #40, Hunt 101, Nikko G, and
Zebra G.
Right-handers will need an oblique pen holder. Lefthanders use either a straight holder or an oblique
holder. All will need a bottle of Higgins Eternal (I08,
$4.45), which is improved by the addition of 10 or 20
drops of Gum Arabic (I84, $15.49).
Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy (B1109, $15.95)
by Eleanor Winters is a good book for beginners. In the
book, Eleanor recommends the Gillott 404 & Gillott
303. Denys Taipale always taught Copperplate with
Brause 66EF nibs and Higgins Eternal with Gum Arabic. Other teachers opt for a stiffer nib for beginners.
In her excellent article on pointed nibs in Bound &
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COPPERPLATE
B1109. Mastering
Copperplate
Calligraphy: A
Step-by-Step Manual by
Eleanor Winters. 1989.
192pp. 8.25"x11".
Paper $15.95
A self-contained manual for serious students, including beginners. Part one places Copperplate in historical
context. Part two begins with a glossary and detailed
information on pens, paper, ink, and other materials. It
includes indispensable technical tips, guidelines, how
to use the pen, and 99 pages of detailed instruction
covering minuscules, capitals, numbers, punctuation,
and writing in various sizes. Part three deals with
writing in color and the design and execution of simple
projects, such as envelopes and small poems. “A fabulous beginner’s manual. I have been using it for years as
a teaching tool, and all my students love it. They are able
to understand it and work with it on their own between
classes.” – Sheila Richter
Also by Eleanor Winters:
B3350. Italic & Copperplate Calligraphy: The Basics
and Beyond. 2011. 229 pp. 8-3/8"x11". Paper $24.95.
JNB $22.46
Available again!
B4054. Copperplate
Calligraphy by Dick
Jackson. (1979) 2015. 96pp.
Paper $12.95
Long out of
print, this guide
is considered one of the
best books devoted to
Copperplate. Covers the
basic strokes, followed by
letter-by-letter instruction
(numbers too!). Guide sheets are provided.
Lettered (TAB2.4, $8.50), Caroline Paget Leake notes
that Gillott 404 and Hunt 56 are sturdy and durable,
making them excellent for student practice.
Pointed nibs (also called pen points) are of various
sizes and don’t all fit in the same holders. Zanerian and
Unadjusted Century oblique holders may need adjusting for your nib. See pages 56-57 for oblique holders.
The Blackwell Oblique Holders work with almost all
nibs.
Beginner’s Copperplate Kits
K100-B. Basic Copperplate Kit. All the items you need to
learn copperplate. Mastering Copperplate by Eleanor Winters plus materials: black Hunt Oblique Holder, 6 Nikko
G nibs, Higgins Eternal ink, Boris Layout Pad 9"x12" (50
sheets). Retail $42.50. JNB $39.95
K100-NB. Basic Copperplate Kit/no book. $26.58.
JNB $24.95
K101-B. Deluxe Copperplate Kit. Mastering Copperplate by Eleanor Winters plus materials: Blackwell
Plastic Oblique Holder, Higgins Eternal Ink, Gum Arabic
Powder, 6 Nikko G nibs, 3 Hunt 56 nibs, 1 Zebra G nib,
Boris 9"x12" Layout Pad (100 sheets), Canson Pro Layout Pad (50 sheets). $103.22. JNB $89.95 Save $13.27!
K101-NB. Deluxe Copperplate Kit/no book.
Retail $87.27. JNB $74.95 Save $12.32!
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Nibs /Points
Pointed nibs vary greatly in their design, sharpness,
fineness of line, & flexibility. Experiment with a variety
to find the ones you like the best. Our assortments let
you see what is available and what works best for you.
N154. Pointed Nib Sampler. One each of 10 of the most
popular pointed nibs. These nibs are used for Copperplate and Spencerian writing, as well as for pen & ink
drawing. Contains Brause 66EF, Brause Rose, Brause
Steno, Gillott 303, Gillott 404, Hunt 101, Leonardt G,
Leonardt Principal, Nikko G, Zebra G. $14.95
N120. EF Principal Nib.
Flexible, responsive, &
smooth-writing. List $2.95. JNB $2.50
10/$2.30ea. 25/$2.10ea. 50/$2.00ea. 100/$1.75ea.
N117-1. Pointed Nib Sampler: 1 each. One each of
30 pointed nibs listed below. Does not include vintage
nibs or music nib. The nibs in the assortment are:
Brause 66EF, Rose, Steno; Gillott 170, 290, 291, 303, 404,
659, 1068A, 1950; Hiro Crown. 111, 40 (Blue pumpkin), 700; Hunt 22B, 56, 99, 100, 101, 103, 108; Mitchell
Elbow; Nikko G; Zebra G, Tachikawa G; Leonardt G,
Shakespeare, Index, and Principal EF. $34.50
N117-2. Pointed Nib Sampler: 2 Each. $67.50
See page 56 & 57 for more pointed nibs: Nikko,
Tachikawa, Zebra, and Leonardt.
Hiro
N81. Hiro #40.
(Leonardt Steno #40)
Large, blue metal nib
with cutouts. A “blue pumpkin nib.” List $.66. $.60
Brause
10/$5.20 36/$17.64 100/$43.00
N70. Brause 66EF.
N82. Hiro Crown Nib
Very flexible. List $1.79.
#41. Fine, soft nib for
$1.70 10/$1.65ea. 50/$1.55ea. Copperplate.
List $.95. $.60 10/$5.50 36/$16.92 100/$45.00
N69. Brause Rose Nib. #76. $2.60. JNB $2.47
See page 56.
N111. Hiro 111EF.
Fairly stiff, smooth
N108. Brause 511. $1.70
point. $.89
H85. Brause 511 & Holder.
10/8.50 100/$79.00
Straight holder with Brause 511 nib. $6.00
N83. Hiro 700. Superfine for
N99. Brause 513. Fine
Copperplate. Similar to the
hairlines, similar to Gillott 303. $1.69
Gillott 290. $.69 10/$6.50 20/$11.80 100/$52.00
N126. Brause 515 Nib. Crowquill (tubular nib). $2.00
Hunt
H84. Brause 515 & Holder. Slim holder with Brause
515 tubular nib. $6.00
N90. Brause
Blue Pumpkin
(Steno 361).
These are similar to the Hiro Blue Pumpkin (#40), but
stiffer and better made. Excluding the “G” pens, these
nibs last much longer than most other current pointed
nibs. $1.56 10/$1.49ea. 50/$1.44ea.
Gillott
N93. Hunt 22. $1.25
N93-V. Hunt 22 Vintage. $2.30
N89. Hunt 100. $1.55
N78. Hunt 103. $1.55
N86. Hunt 56. $1.25
N71. Gillott 170. List $1.29.
$.90 10/$7.60 144/$79.20
N73. Gillott 290. List $1.32.
$.95 10/$7.70 144/$84.96
N107. Gillott 291. List $1.35.
$.99 10/$8.40 144/$84.96
N72. Gillott 303. $1.19.
$.80 10/$7.10 144/$79.20
N74. Gillott 404.
$1.35. $.99 10/$8.90
144/$93.60
N75. Gillott 659.
Crowquill nib. List $1.69.
$1.29 10/$11.60 144/$84.96
N76. Gillott 1068A.
List $1.49 $1.03 10/$9.80
144/$93.60
N102. Gillott 1950.
List $1.55 $1.08 10/$10.40
144/$97.92
N127. Index Nib.
Brass colored metal.
$1.25 10/$10.00
toll free:
N88. Hunt 99. $1.25
N124. Hunt 104. $1.55
N77. Hunt 101. $1.55
N79. Hunt 108. $1.55
N152. Hunt 107. $1.39
N125. Hunt 102. $1.55
N97. Hunt 512. $1.25
N98. Hunt 513EF. $1.25
Mitchell
N80. Mitchell
Elbow Nib. Allows you to write
Copperplate with a standard
holder. Fits holder H83. $2.29
Box of 12/$23.16 144/$194.40
All nibs are shown at approximate actual size. For oblique
holders see pages 56, 57. For straight holders, 32, 33, 40.
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Turned
G
Wood
Oblique
Prin
Ebony
cipa
H115.
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Holders.
These beautiful,
Gillo
Ornamental
turned-wood holders
tt 30
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have a metal flange to
hold the nib and are ideal
Brau
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Tapered
6EF
for Copperplate, Spencerian, and other pointed
pen scripts. Choose from four
Zanerian
styles: Ornamental, Tapered,
Ebony, and Zanerian. Wood color varies.
H115. Adjusted Turned Wood Oblique Holder. PreFor those adept at adjusting the flange to fit their favorite
adjusted for our most popular nibs: Brause 66EF, Nikko nib, these holders are also available unadjusted at a lower
G, Principal EF, and Gillott 303. These come ready-toprice. These are sold alone, without a nib.
write, with the nib inserted. Choose style, then specify: H114. Turned Wood Oblique Holder. Not adjusted. $19.95.
66EF, NIKK, 303, PRIN. $24.95. SALE $22.50 each
Tapered, Ebony: SALE $17.95 each
12/$22.12ea. SALE 12/$19.95 each
Ornamental, Zanerian: SALE $14.95 each
Zebra G Titanium. N153
Shown actual size.
N153. Zebra G Titanium Nib. An upgrade from the Zebra G
(chrome/steel) nib (N118), which is made of chrome-plated steel.
The titanium version is said to have four times the endurance of the steel version.
$4.50 each 5/$4.25ea. 10/$3.90ea.
S377.
Olive
Green
H96. New Oblique Plastic Holders. The standard, black plastic
“hourglass” holder with an oblique brass flange. Preadjusted for our most popular nibs and to reduce catching
on upstrokes. Specify Size: 66EF, NIKK,
303, PRIN. Nib sold separately.
$12.50 each 12/$11.00ea.
H96.
Red
Brown
S377.
Violet
Sull Leather Black
Pen Roll-up. Now with a pen point pocket with a
zipper! Michael Sull designed this to carry his oblique
holders with the nib. The four pockets are extra wide
(2.25") for an oblique holder and 8.5" deep to protect
the nib. The top flap gives more protection. Leather tie.
Specify: black, olive green, brown, red, or violet. $37.95
H23. Speedball Oblique
Holder. Hunt plastic hourglass
shape with offset for nib. $2.09
For: Hunt 22, 56, 99, 100, 101,
103, 104; Gillott 170, 303, 404,
1950; Hiro 700; Esterbrook 354.
Brause 66EF and Hiro 40 can be
used, but they are better suited
to the adjusted holders listed
above and on page 57.
H23.
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H48.
H48. Ziller Oblique Holder.
These less expensive oblique
holders are pre-adjusted for
our most popular pointed
nibs. Metal flange, grey plastic
handle. Specify Size: 66EF,
NIKK, 303, PRIN. See the top
of the next page, under H95, for
the nibs that these holder sizes
accommodate. $13.50
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Prin
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H117. Left-handed Oblique Holder. Black plastic with
metal flange. Adjusted for Nikko G. Online orders: For
66EF, 303, PRIN, indicate in “Special Shipping Instructions.” Not shown, nib sold separately. $14.95 each
EF PRINCIPAL NIB
After a year in develRose
opment, you can now
purchase a modern nib
that is equal to the best
Principal
Nikko G
of the vintage nibs.
Brian Walker, a respected pointed pen enthusiast, has worked with a pen manufacturer to duplicate the quality and performance of the legendary
Gillott No 1 Principality. The new nib has received
rave reviews for both Copperplate and Spencerian.
It’s flexible and responsive, gives fine hairlines, but
is smooth-writing & catches the paper less.
N120. EF Principal Nib. These much anticipated
nibs are now available for purchase. $2.95
JNB $2.50 each 10/$2.30ea. 25/$2.10ea.
50/$2.00ea. 100/$1.75ea.
N69. Brause Rose Nib. #76. The Brause Pen
Company worked to manufacture a nib with the
qualities of vintage nibs. This flexible nib was a
John DeCollibus favorite at IAMPETH. Price $2.60
JNB $2.47 10/$2.29ea. 50/$2.19ea.
N113. Nikko G Nibs. 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! $1.55
10/$1.40ea. 50/$1.35ea. 110/$1.20ea.
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H95. Garnet Red
OBLIQUE HOLDERS
Nib size for adjusted plastic holders
indicated by a dot on the flange.
66EF/Purple
NIKK/Red
PRIN/Blue
Nibs purchased separately
303/Light Green
H95. Sapphire Blue
N113.
H95. Blue and Red Oblique Pen Holders. Now the
wonderful new holders from Speedball are available
as oblique holders. Special soft coating cushions your
grip. Pre-adjusted to make writing easier (especially the
upstrokes) and to fit specific nib sizes. Specify color:
Sapphire Blue, Garnet Red. Specify Size: 66EF, NIKK,
303, PRIN. $16.50 each
Adjusted Penholder Sizes, and the nibs they accommodate:
66EF: N70-Brause 66EF, N73-Gillott 290, N76-Gillott
1068A, N97-Hunt 512
NIKK: N113-Nikko G, N118-Zebra G, and other “G” nibs,
N81-Hiro #40, N90-Brause Steno, N69-Brause Rose,
N74-Gillott 404, N98-Hunt 513EF
PRIN: N120-Principal EF, N77-Hunt 101, N82-Hiro
Crown, N86-Hunt 56, N88-Hunt 99,
N93-Hunt 22, N102-Gillott 1950
303: N72-Gillott 303, N108-Brause 511, N126-Brause
515, N83-Hiro 700, N99-Brause 513
POINTED PEN
H61. Plastic Handle Blackwell Oblique Holder. Black plastic
hourglass holder with the same brass flange as
H50. The brass work is not as finely
finished, but is just as
functional. $31.50
H61
H50
Nibs purchased separately
We now stock additional nibs from
Japan and the UK, suitable for pointed
pen scripts, pen & ink, and Manga
drawing (a comic book and animation
style).
Jumbo
Nikko G
N113
G-Pen. A multi-use pen capable of
drawing thin or thick lines depending
on the amount of pressure. It is a great
drawing nib. It is a favorite nib with
Western calligraphers and penmen for
pointed pen scripts such as Spencerian and Copperplate. Michael Sull
and other teachers use the Nikko G nib
for beginners. Chrome-plated.
N113. Nikko G-Nib. $1.55
10/$1.40ea. 50/$1.35ea. 110/$1.20ea.
N137. Tachikawa G Nib. $1.80
10/$1.70ea. 50/$1.65ea. 110/$1.20ea.
Zebra G
N118
N118. Zebra G Nib. $2.00 5/$1.90ea.
N118-10PK. Zebra G Pkt of 10. $18.50
10/$17.50ea.
N153. Zebra G Titanium Nib. $4.50
5/$4.25ea. 10/$3.90ea.
School Nib.
A slightly softer pen point that produces
bolder lines. Chrome-plated.
N134. Nikko School Nib. $1.80
N139. Tachikawa School Nib. $1.80
N133. Nikko Saji-Chrome Nib. $1.80
N138. Tachikawa Saji-Chrome Nib. $1.80
N135. Nikko Nihon-Moji Nib. $1.80
N136. Nikko Maru Nib. $2.15
N145. Leonardt 6H Drawing Nib. $1.50
N132. Leonardt General Drawing. $1.05
N131. Leonardt #30 Drawing Nib. $1.25
toll free:
H50. Blackwell Oblique Holder. A remarkably simple design that holds most pen points
for Spencerian and Copperplate. Finely crafted
wood holder with a sturdy brass oblique arm.
Designed to hold the nib at a less steep slant
angle for ease of upstrokes. $44.00
(Works with most nibs except
crowquills and the very largest
vintage nibs)
NEW DINKY DIPS
MORE POINTED NIBS
N72.
Small Dinky Dips
Used by pointed pen writers to control
the depth of the nib when dipped into
the ink. 4 small, clear vials with lids
in a base. Specify Rectangle 1"x4" or
Square 2.75"x2.75".
S934. Small Screw-Top Dinky Dip.
Slighter larger than our flip-top dinky
dips and more secure. See picture at
left. With four screw-top vials. $4.50
Screw-top
FlipTop
ScrewTop
S935. Screw-Top Dinky Dip Refills.
Packet of 8 vials and lids. $3.95
S852. Flip-top Small Dinky Dip.
With four flip-top vials. $2.95
S855. Flip-Top Small Dinky Dip
Refills. Packets of 8 vials & lids.
$2.95
N144. Leonardt Shakespeare Nib.
Smooth-writing, long, flexible nib that
S853. Jumbo Dinky Dips.
gives fine hairlines. Good for larger
½ oz. plastic jars hold more ink.
script. Popular at IAMPETH. $1.50
Wide mouth is good for dipping
pointed and broad edge pens.
1-jar Square. 2.75"x2.75". $2.50
N143. Leonardt G Nib. A very nice, 4-jar Square. 3.5"x3.5". $5.95
medium flex, not too sharp nib good 4-jar Rectangle. 1.5"x6.5". $5.95
8-jar Rectangle. 3.5"x6.75". $9.95
for bigger script. Has a nice spring
10-Jar Rectangle. 3.5"x8.5". $10.95
for good shade to hairline transiS856. Jumbo Dinky Dip Refills.
tions. Popular at IAMPETH. $1.40
8 half-oz. plastic jars with lids. $5.95
12/$1.35ea. 24/$1.25ea.
Pencils for Dark Paper
S769. Mechanical White Lead
Pencil. Use this fine-line (0.9mm),
white lead mechanical pencil to draw guidelines on dark paper – then brush
off the lines! Similar to the soapstone pencil, but this item has a sharper
edge, creating a thinner line that is easier to remove. Each pencil comes with
nine 0.9mm leads. Fons & Porter brand. $14.50 S770. Refills. $6.99
S625. Soapstone Marking Pencil. Use to draw guidelines on dark papers.
Easy to wipe off. Recommended by Nan DeLuca and others. $5.95
800-369-9598 v web: www.johnnealbooks.com
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POINTED PEN & BRUSH
60892C
Gli autori
ULTRASONIC CLEANER
S759. Blazer Ultrasonic
Cleaner. Use for nibs, fountain
pens, and brushes. Dried ink will
float right off nibs and from the
tiniest spaces in fountain pen
assemblies. Michael Sull finds that
his pointed nibs last 3 times as long.
No special cleaner is needed. Use tap water alone, or if
you have a particularly dirty item, add a drop or two of
dish detergent. This small, sturdy unit uses the same
powerful ultrasonic cleaning as larger, more expensive
models. Retail $85.00. JNB $80.00
Michael Sull on Spencerian Materials:
PEN POINTS: For beginners, Michael highly recommends the Nikko G nib and Hunt 56. He also recommends Hunt 22 and EF Principal, along with Hunt
101, Hunt 99, and Gillott 404.
INK: Higgins Eternal (I08, $4.45) will work fine and
is improved by a little evaporation. For finest hairlines,
Michael recommends McCaffery’s Black Penman’s
Ink (I37, $7.25), as well as the colors, page 45. By adding a little Higgins Eternal to Bokuju Vermilion (I23,
$9.45), you can create a wonderful sepia. Use a dropper
to add Higgins Eternal, using a coffee stirrer to mix.
McCaffery’s Brown is excellent as well. Dr. Martin’s
Bleed Proof White (I38, $10.70) is Michael’s personal
favorite white. Thin with water. He likes McCaffery’s
Ivory (I37, $7.00), too.
Michael recommends a cushion of blotting paper
under your writing sheet. It facilitates writing. Don’t
write on a hard surface.
Blotting Paper. 120lb white. These two sizes ship with
books and supplies.
S261-8.5. 8.5"x11". $.95 10/$.75ea. 20/$.65ea.
S261-11. 11"x17". $2.50 10/$.95ea. 20/$.85ea.
PADS: Michael’s favorite for work for reproduction is
the Canson Pro-Layout Marker Pad (see page 27).
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Corso di

I vantaggi offerti dagli strumenti informatici
sono innegabili e preziosissimi,
ma non escludono il valore
della calligrafia, anzi, per contrasto,
lo sottolineano.
Lontano dall’esigenza di rapidità
imposta dalla vita quotidiana,
possiamo trovare nella scrittura manuale
un ritmo che sentiamo più connaturato in noi.
In questo progetto abbiamo riversato
tutto il nostro impegno e la nostra passione.
Speriamo di essere riusciti nel nostro intento.
Barbara Calzolari
Alessandro Salice
B145. The Zanerian Manual of
Alphabets and Engrossing. 1981.
140pp. 8"x10.5". Spiral paper $39.95.
JNB $28.00
The first 21 pages by E.A. Lupfer
provide some of the best
Copperplate instruction available.
He is a master of the hand. Other
engrossing alphabets are shown, as
well as many examples of engrossed pieces. Revised &
reissued at intervals since it was first published as
Zanerian Alphabets in 1895.
New on pointed pen script!
B3948. Modern Calligraphy
by Molly Suber Thorpe. 2013.
192pp. 8.5"x9.5". Paper $24.99.
SALE $22.49
After an overview of
supplies, you learn letters,
words, then phrases with the
clear instructions and
exemplars. You then learn how to write with gouache
and watercolor and how to digitize your calligraphy for
printed items. The 20 projects provide inspiration for
weddings, entertainment, and personal stationery. The
final section is practical info for the working scribe,
including strategies for large-batch projects and hints
for left-handers.
B4023. Calligraphy: A Complete
Course with Pointed Pencil, Pen,
and Brush by Barbara Calzolari
and Alessandro Salice. 2016. 255pp.
Pointed Pencil, Pen, and Brush
5.75"x7.75". Concealed-spiral
hardcover $24.95
This book is not yet available. You
are encouraged to order now. Your
card will not be charged for the
book until shortly before it ships. Free media mail shipping
(USA only) on pre-publication orders.
A new instructional book for lettering with
pencil (monoline Roman majuscules), gel pen
(monoline script), pointed pen (Copperplate), and brush
(Barbara’s brush script). Warm up exercises, exemplar
alphabets, letter-by-letter instruction, and writing
exercises are included. The book starts with an illustrated
history of calligraphy with many historical examples, and
ends with a gallery of 16 scribes with bios, photos, and
examples of their work. Text in English.
Barbara Calzolari
Alessandro Salice
A Complete Course

History • Techniques • Alphabets
Written with FP135
FP135. Namiki Falcon with Copperplate Flex Nib. Black resin body,
adjusted nib, gift box. $360.00
With precise and skillful
adjustment, the nib of the
Namiki Falcon is transformed. The point
is made finer and the nib is given even
more flex, allowing for lightly stressed
versions of Copperplate and Spencerian.
While it won’t flex like a Gillott 303, you may find it the
perfect pen for correspondence and some envelope
addressing. This fountain pen is also great for pen-andink sketching. Note: Only non-waterproof inks that are
made for fountain pens should be used with this fountain
pen. Be wary of pigmented inks for fountain pens.
S950. Topolino
Magnetic Stirrer. If
you address envelopes
with metallic ink, this
little machine is for you.
All metallic inks have a
settling problem. When you
first start working, it takes a lot of shaking to get the
metallic color evenly mixed in the ink. While you are
working, you have to regularly stir the bottle to keep
the pigment evenly dispersed. This ingenious device
provides a fine solution. You place a Teflon-coated
magnetic pellet in a wide-mouthed jar, pour in your
metallic ink, and set the jar on the platform of the
magnetic stirrer. Turn the dial on the magnetic
stirrer, and, as if by magic, your ink is stirred! Leave
your ink in the wide-mouth jar with the Tefloncoated pellet, and next time the machine will quickly
and effortlessly stir your ink for you. No batteries;
the stirrer plugs in. Because of its flat design, you are
not limited to one jar size.
Includes one magnetic stir bar. $79.25
S951. Stirring Bars. Pack of 5. Coated with a
Teflon-like material. $12.50
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BOOKBINDING SUPPLIES
S255. Small Bookbinder's Awl
S347. Bookbinding Awl
Awls
S347. Bookbinding Awl. 3.25". For punching holes in
signatures. Finer shaft than our other awl. $7.95
Folders
S308.
S308. Deluxe Bone
Folder. 6"x¾".
S117-H.
Higher quality than
our basic bone folder.
$6.99 6/$6.75ea. 12/$6.50ea.
S117-H. Horn Folder. Made from cow horn. Black.
6"x7/8". Smoother and harder than bone. $6.99. JNB $6.50
B4022. Scripsit Book Arts Issue: 36.1.
2014. 32pp. 8.5"x11". Paper $20.00
Exciting and inspiring bookworks and
texts from David McGrail, Suzanne
Moore, Nancy Ruth Leavitt, Elizabeth
McKee, Yukimi Annand, Marina Soria,
Eliza Holliday, Carol Barton, and Sue Smith.
S346-S.
S346-L.
S543. Ergo Folder.
Specifically designed to
facilitate folding and compressing signatures and
manipulating paper on
boxes and books. Made of
S234. Stylus
S234. Stylus. This inexpensive tool can be used to punch a Teflon-like material.
3 7/8" x 1 7/8" x 1/8".
holes in a few sheets of paper before sewing. Sturdy, allS543.
$25.95. JNB $19.95
metal construction. Great for beginners’ classes because
Teflon Folders. Will not
of its low cost. $2.89 10/2.69ea.
glaze or mar delicate
papers or fabrics. One end
Push Drill
pointed, one end straight.
S348. Japanese Push Drill
S346-S. Small. Made of a
Teflon-like material.
S348. Japanese Push Drill. 5.25" x 5/8" x .25". $19.75
The hollow-point drill bits S346-L. Large 6.25" x .75" x 3/8". $22.75
cut holes in papers,
B3950. Thread Loves
leathers, and binder’s
Paper: Contemporary
board. Pressure on the
Artist Books by Emily
wooden shaft causes drill to spin and cut hole. Set of 9
Marks. 2012. 74pp.
interchangeable drills: 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5mm. A
11"x8.5". Paper $20.00
marvelous tool worth the price. $69.95
This book, which grew
Replacement Drills. Specify Size:
out of an exhibition the
S370. Specify 1mm, 1.5mm. $11.20 each
author curated, shows how 25 book artists use thread
S371. Specify 2mm, 2.5mm. $9.20 each
in their work. Chapters on covers, bindings, hand
S372. Specify 3mm, 3.5mm, 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm.
embroidery, machine stitching, and altered books
$9.20 each
provide a historical perspective and then display book
S255. Small Bookbinder’s Awl. Small awl with a wooden
handle for punching holes in paper and thin board. $3.99
12/$3.85ea. 24/$3.65ea. 36/$3.35ea.
art examples along with statements by the makers.
Learn how the artists think and of their experiences,
and gain insights into how they create unique artworks.
Large, full-color images for each artist’s book.
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newsletter, send a request to
[email protected]
BOOK & PAPER PRESS
Made in the USA from Baltic birch, handcrafted, fully assembled, &
maintenance-free. No shipping charge in the USA for these items.
S695. QuikNip Book Press. Ideal for studio work, as well as for the
serious home binder. Developed in consultation with a professional
binder (Peter Verheyen). For casing in, pressing signatures, and
pressing glued-up books. Elegantly designed with a workspace of 11.5" x 16" between posts. Shipped with working daylight of 4", but comes with
two extensions for raising the arch height. $449.00. JNB $404.10
BOOK PRESS. Use this high-quality press for books or drying
handmade paper under pressure. An excellent press at
an affordable cost. Delivers 2,000 lbs of pressure. Easily moved
from one location to another. Prices are 10% off retail.
S490. Large Book Press. For books/papers up to 11"x14". $359.10
S489. Small Book Press. For books/papers up to 8.5"x11". $337.50
toll free:
800-369-9598 v web: www.johnnealbooks.com
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Needles
Board Cutter
Bookbinder’s Needles. From England.
S213-SH. #18 Sharp. Pkg of 6. $2.55
S213-BL. #18 Blunt. Pkg of 6. $2.00
S219. #15 Sharp. Pkg of 6. $2.55
S218. Curved. Pkg of 3 assorted. $4.85
#15 accepts thicker thread than #18. Black
Thread
Burgundy
S288. Colored Linen Thread
18/3. Unwaxed. 50 gram spool.
Specify color. $17.95 each
Brown
Sweet
Potato
Jonquil
Cabernet
Clove
Brown
Redwood
Wild Rose
Violet
Cotton
Candy
Azalea
Pink
Lilac
Terra
Cotta
Ash Gray
Beige
Unbleached Linen Thread. From the UK.
100% Flax. Unwaxed. 50 Gram spool.
S310. 35/3. 50 yards. $7.25
S351. 12/3. Approx 127 yd. $13.50
S352. 18/3. Approx 172 yd. $14.50
S353. 35/3. Approx 335 yd. $16.50
Triumph Paper & Board Trimmer.
Solid, all-metal construction and highest grade Solingen steel
blades. Pressure clamp to hold board/paper, adjustable alignment bar, extension guide, and guides calibrated in 16ths of an
inch. Capable of cutting a single sheet of binder’s board up to
.098" thick. Accurate and easy to use. Made in Germany.
Formerly known as Kutrimmers.
S486. Triumph 1134. 13.75" cutting length.
Dimensions: 15"x12". $279.00.
JNB $251.10
S571. Triumph
1046. 18"
cutting length.
Dimensions:
20" x 14".
$519. 00.
JNB $467.10
S572. Triumph 1080.
31.25" cutting length.
S571
Dimensions: 32" x 24.5" Floor Model.
$1,849.00 JNB $1,664.10
See johnnealbooks.com for more Triumph Trimmers
Black
White
Ivory
Maple
Sugar
Saddle
Brown
Evergreen
Blue
Bonnet
Blue Bird
Cornflower
Canary
Dandelion
Green
Persian
Green
Peacock
Green
Please give a street address for FedEx Ground Delivery. Your
trimmer will be shipped separately from the rest of your
order. Floor Models delivered by freight. USA shipping cost
(excluding AK, HI, PR) is generally $16.00.
For AK, HI & PR, we can give you shipping options and cost.
Book Cloth
Book Cloth. Standard solid color cloth. 100% rayon,
acid-free, paper backed. Specify Color: Black, Red,
Londonderry Linen Thread. Made from long-fiber
Beige, Forest Green, Linen, Chocolate, Grey, Turquoise,
linen for strength and spun wet for smoothness. Imported White, Burgundy, Moss Green, Light Brown.
from Europe. Colors: Ash Grey, Azalea Pink, Beige, Black,
BCS-Color. 17"x19". $6.00 BC-Color. 17"x38". $11.00
Blue Bird, Bluebonnett, Cabernet, Canary, Clove Brown,
Linen (large size only): BC-LIN. 17"x38". $14.95
Cornflower, Cotton Candy, Dandelion Green, Evergreen,
Ivory, Jonquil, Lilac, Maple Sugar, Peacock Green, Persian
Forest
Grey
Black
Red
Green, Redwood, Saddle Brown, Sweet Potato, Terra Cotta,
Green
Violet, White, Wild Rose. All colors in both 18/3 & 30/3.
S825. 18/3. 13 yards (12m). $2.50 each 4/$2.30 each
S826. 30/3. 21 yards (20m). $2.75 each 4/$2.55 each
NATURAL
Peacock Beige Clove EverGreen
Brown green
BRIGHT
Wild
Rose
Lilac
HARVEST
White
Burgundy Chocolate
Linen
Light
Brown
Beige
Turquoise
Blue Blue Maple Jonquil Cabernet Sweet
Bird Bonnet Sugar
Potato
S827. 18/3 Set of 4. Sets: Bright, Harvest, Natural. $9.20ea
S828. 30/3 Set of 4. Sets: Bright, Harvest, Natural. $10.20ea
S829. 18/3 Set of 26. Retail $59.80. $53.82. Save 10%
S830. 30/3 Set of 26. Retail $66.30. $59.67. Save 10%
S289. Beeswax. Natural beeswax. Use to lightly wax
thread. 1⁄3 oz cake. $3.29
B3850. Beyond Paste Papers:
Artists’ Books by Rosie Kelly. 2012.
23pp. 7"x8.5". Paper $9.95
Think of what you would have if
you took detailed notes in a Rosie
Kelly workshop, but in full color and
more complete, and you will have
this book. Rosie shares her expertise
on painting papers, designing pages, and making a bound
book. Step-by-step instructions take you from a blank
page to a soft cover book, with insights, tips, and tricks.
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B3899. Book Art Studio
Handbook: Techniques and
Methods for Binding Books,
Creating Albums, Making Boxes
and Enclosures, and More by
Stacie Dolin and Amy Lapidow.
2013. 160pp. 8"x10.25". Paper
$24.99. JNB $22.49
This attractive book packs a lot in
between its covers: First bookbinding techniques – cutting, gluing, folding, and sewing. Then step-by-step
photos and instructions for albums, books, boxes and
slipcases! Albums: woven, stub, and accordion-withframes. Books: ticketed, friend-of-a-friend, sketchbook,
limp paper binding, travel journal. Enclosures: 5-minute
slipcase, slipcase, French box, and book in a box. It ends
with a short book artists’ gallery.
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S345. Microspatula
Bookbinding Adhesives
S340. Jade 403. Highly recommended PVA adhesive
for bookbinding. pH neutral. 8oz. $10.50 16oz. $15.95
S233. Wheat Starch for Paste. Pre-cooked, dissolves
easily in cold water. Can be mixed with PVA adhesives
or methyl cellulose. Archival. 1 lb. $6.50
S343. Methyl Cellulose. Used as an adhesive, alone or
mixed with Wheat Paste or PVA. Also for paste paper.
4oz. $8.00 8oz. $12.00 16oz. $19.50
S832. Glue Brush. For applying bookbinding adhesives. Natural bristles. Metal-free design. 1/2". $7.15
S345. Microspatula #1. Stainless Steel. 8" long. $4.50
S538. Smaller Microspatula. 6.25" long. $3.65
Cradle
S618. Sally’s Piercing Cradle. For
bookbinders, this small, ingenious,
and sturdy portable cradle
assembles in an instant with
Velcro. Take it apart and the
three aluminum pieces nest
together for storage or travel.
Lenght: 8". $25.95
Book Board
Davey Board. Single-ply, dense, acid-free bookbinding board. Highest quality. For most bookbinding and
box-making needs, the .080 (approx. 3/32") is recommended. Smaller books use .070. This is real Davey
board, the best book board available. Grain direction is
parallel to the underlined dimension.
Quantity prices are available on any combination of
size and thickness. Online orders: If appropriate discounts are not in your shopping cart, type “apply Davey
Board quantity discounts” in the special instructions
field on the shipping address page (or send a separate
email), and you will be charged the price with the
discount applied.
S716. 70pt. Pack of 10. 5.25"x7.25". $12.95 2/$11.95/pk.
S714. 70pt. Pack of 8. 9"x11.5". $12.95 2/$11.95/pk.
S715. 80pt. Pack of 8. 9"x11.5". $13.95 2/$12.95/pk.
S713. 80pt. Pack of 4. 15"x20". $18.95
2/$16.95/pk. 3/$15.95/pk. 4/$14.95/pk.
S720. 80pt. Pack of 8. 15"x20". $29.95
2/$26.95/pk. 3/$24.95/pk. 4/$23.95/pk.
See page 60 for board cutters.
More Bookbinding Supplies
S617. Super (Mull or Crash). Open weave cotton
material used for attaching the spine of the book to
the case. 18" x 36". List $9.95. JNB $9.15
Bookbinder’s Tape. Strong, acid-free, gummed
linen tape for binding & repair. S708. 2"x36". $8.25
S707. 1"x36". Scored for easy folding. $7.75
S709. Book Repair Tape. Extra strong adhesive tape
for binding projects and for reinforcing or repairing
spines. 2"x15yds. Specify White or Black. $21.99
SHEREEN LAPLANTZ
B4044. Cover To Cover, 20th
Anniversary Edition: Creative
Techniques for Making Beautiful
Books, Journals & Albums by
Shereen LaPlantz. 144 pages.
8.5"x10". Paper $19.95.
SALE $14.95
First published in 1995, Cover to Cover helped
launch many of us into the craft of making
books by hand. This beautiful 20th anniversary edition
can do the same for you with its foundational, step-bystep instructions. Cover to Cover explains all the basics
and shows how to create, fold, assemble, and stitch a
range of books and journals, from simple pamphlets to
accordion-folded signatures, using a variety of materials.
Shereen LaPlantz was the founder of the magazine
Bound & Lettered (then called Tabellae Ansatae).
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Cutting Tools
S417. Excel Deluxe Knife
S417. Excel Deluxe Knife. American-made, with a soft
handle, no-roll feature, safety cap, & much sharper
blade (#11). Specify color: Purple, Black, Green, Blue,
Grey, Red. $4.95
11
0. #
S13
10
9. #
S12
Excel #11 Blade. S130. Pkt. of 5 blades $2.02
S130-100. Box of 100 #11 blades. $29.19
S129. Excel #10 Blades. Pkt. of 5 blades. $2.91
Scalpel / Blades. For cutting, trimming, & scraping.
Extremely sharp blades snap onto handle.
S373. #4 Scalpel Metal Handle. $5.30
S374. #23 Scalpel Blades. Curved. Similar to #10
blade. For #4 handle. $.60 each
S791. #3 Scalpel Metal Handle. $5.30
S792. #10 Scalpel Blade. Curved. (#3 holder). $.60ea.
S793. #11 Scalpel Blade. Pointed. (#3 holder). $.60ea.
Quantity Prices for Scalpel Blades (same or assorted):
10/$.55 each 25/$.50 each
S754. Ceramic Precision Cutter.
This paper cutter functions as a craft knife similar to
Excel or X-Acto, but with a much
S754
smaller blade. It is a neat new tool
that cuts paper very well – both
straight lines and intricate shapes. The dozen
that we took to Cheerio were sold within an hour or so.
According to the manufacturer, the small ceramic blade
stays sharp. The part you grip has a slightly smaller
diameter than a regular craft knife. Olive green. $6.95
B4079. The Art and Craft of
Handmade Books: Revised
and Updated by Shereen
LaPlantz. (2001) 2016.
128pp. 8.25"x11".
Paper $19.95. JNB $17.95
This innovative
approach to
bookbinding explains an array
of creative techniques that
elevate handmade books into
extraordinary works of art. Easy-to-follow, well-illustrated directions explain how to make pop-up panels, pages
that “explode” from the spine, slipcases, tassels, and other
distinctive features. A full-color photo gallery offers
further inspiration for enhancing and personalizing
projects. From the author of Cover to Cover, which is also
now available in an updated edition.
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JOURNALS
B2393. Making Books that Fly,
Fold, Wrap, Hide, Pop Up, Twist
& Turn: Books for Kids to Make
By Gwen Diehn. 1999 (2006).
96pp. 8.5"x10". Paper $12.95.
JNB $11.66
This full-color step-by-step
instruction manual includes
projects that magically unfold like a map, tell stories on
a scroll, contain cards that slip into pockets, and include
pop-ups perfect for celebrating all types of occasions.
B4033. A World of Artist Journal
Pages by Dawn DeVries Sokol.
2015. 320pp. 9"x10".
Paper $24.95. JNB $19.95
Features more than
1,000 captivating pages
from artists across the globe. Lists
of techniques and materials used
for each page, plus behind-the-scenes interviews, give
readers a glimpse inside the minds of new and established
artists, making this a stimulating compilation sure to
inspire beginners and seasoned art journalists alike.
B3789. Making Mini Books:
Big Ideas for 30+ Little Projects
by Kathleen McCafferty. 2012.
144pp. 9"x9".Paper $19.95.
JNB $17.95
Add to your bookmaking
repertoire with these adorable
mini-volumes, which are often
easier to craft than their larger counterparts! Some
require only folding and stapling. Includes beautiful
leather-clad journals, block print notepads, accordionfold mini-zines, and others that feature interior pockets,
unique closures, colorful stitching, and eye-catching
bindings, plus an illustrated stitch guide.
B3323. Constructing and Covering
Boxes: A Beginner’s Guide by Tom &
Cindy Hollander. 2009. 64pp.
8.5"x11". Paper $14.99
Presents thorough instruction for
only two box projects: a hinged box
and a clamshell box. Each stage of the
box is broken down into detailed
steps, each illustrated with a color photo. (There are over
230 photos in the book.) Using the book is similar to
having a master box-maker demonstrating the construction, while showing you all the small, but important
techniques that are so important in a well-crafted box.
B3904. Journal Your Way:
Designing & Using Handmade
Books by Gwen Diehn. 2013.
180pp. 9"x9". Paper $17.95.
JNB $16.15
This book celebrates the art
of making and using a
personalized journal. Inspiring
images showcase a rich variety of working journals and
introduce longtime journal-keepers through their pages.
Joural Your Way is a paperback version of Live & Learn:
Real Life Journals.
QUOTATIONS
B3328. Wabi Sabi: The Art of
Everyday Life edited by Diane
Durston. 2006. 368pp. 4.25"x4.25".
Paper $8.95
This engaging little book is full of
gems: bits of wisdom on
impermanence, imperfection,
simplicity, humility, sincerity, harmony, purity, tranquility, and contentment. The collection illuminates the
concept of wabi sabi. Annie Cicale recommends the book
as a source of thoughts for your calligraphic projects.
S955-S6
I143. Ocean
Fountain Pen
Ink. This new ink
from Dr. Martin’s is
pigment-based for
rich, opaque color.
It is lightfast, unlike most fountain
pen inks. Choose color: Black, Blue, or Red. $22.45.
JNB $20.21
S949
PS106. Speedball Arnhem 1618. 100% rag, acid-free.
ArtGraf Water-Soluble Pigment. A unique blend of
Semi-smooth, vellum finish. Internally & externally
binders with graphite or earth-tone pigments. Can be
sized. 22"x30". 90lb. 245gsm. 2 deckles. Made by Schut
used for both dry and wet techniques, creating a wide
Papier, a mill near Arnhem, Holland, that has made fine
range of shades. Applies easily, yet erases cleanly.
paper since 1618. White. $4.00
S949. ArtGraf Graphite Stick. $4.50ea. JNB $3.99ea.
This printmaking paper was a hit at the two Cheerio
S954. ArtGraf Graphite Tin. 20g tin. $18.95. JNB $14.95 Calligraphy Retreats this fall. Samples were provided
to several participants and to the instructors, and all
S955. ArtGraf Disc. Disc of intense pigment. Stroke
reported that it was an excellent paper for calligraphy.
directly on paper, or collect color with a wet brush.
Angie Vangalis felt it is superior to Rives BFK (and is less
1-5/8" x 1-7/8 x 1/4". Specify: Carbon Black, Sanguine,
expensive). The surface has a smoother finish, making it
Brown, Sepia, Dark Brown, Ochre. $10.95 each.
suitable for pointed pen work.
JNB $8.99 each
S955-S6. ArtGraf Earth Tone Disc Set. Set of 6
S965. Londonderry Linen Lacing Thread. Size 4.
(includes black). $59.95. JNB $53.94
Good for sewings that show the thread, such as coptic
binding. 70 meter spool. Choose: Ash Grey or Ivory. $6.95
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B3952. 500 Handmade Books: Volume 2. 2013. 420pp. 8"x8". Paper $24.95. SALE $22.49
500 stunning new creations by an array of internationally known book artists,
presenting the creative possibilities of books as objects and as sculptural pieces.
Includes rich variations on the traditional codex along with works that unfurl, scroll, and
flip. Materials used include metal, fabric, wood, and glass, in addition to paper, both
machine-made and lush, handcrafted sheets.
BOOKBINDING
B4024. Bound: Over 20 Artful
Handmade Books by Erica
Ekrem. 2015. 144 pp. 8.5"x10".
Paper $19.95. JNB $17.95
This book uses a
different mix of
materials in its projects: Shells,
ceramic tiles, and cigar box
boards are used for book covers. A leaf forms the cover
of a leaflet. Covers of discarded hardcover books are
repurposed as covers for new books. Thick leather
alone is used, wrapping around the text block and
stitched to create several books without boards. All the
books are sewn using a variety of stitches, most
exposed at the spine. After a section on the basics, each
of the 20 projects has step-by-step instructions and
illustrations & a full-color photo of the finished book.
B4078. Making Books
with Kids: 25 Paper
Projects to Fold, Sew, Paste,
Pop, and Draw by Esther K.
Smith. 2016. 144pp.
8.5"x8.5". Paper $24.99.
JNB 22.49
Features more
than 25 creative,
kid-friendly projects in design, illustration, paper
decorating, binding techniques, and more. The easyto-follow instructions are supported throughout with
step-by-step, full-color photographs and illustrations,
accompanied by finished samples, variations, and the
inspiring work of prominent book artists. Guided by
adults, children of all ages and experience levels will
enjoy these engaging exercises, at school or at home.
B3558. Cut and
Fold Techniques for
Pop-Up Designs
by Paul Jackson. 2014.
128pp. 8.75"x8.75".
Paper $24.95.
JNB $20.96
While marketed to
designers, this book is a gem
for those of us making objects by hand. Use these
simple techniques to create exciting and surprisingly
easy-to-make 3-D designs. Each pop-up is cut from a
single sheet of paper, which is ideal for cards, but they
are equally suited for bookmakers when the designs
are repeated in an accordion fold structure. The
emphasis is on surface design over complex cutting.
Each chapter introduces a new technique and shows it
can be adapted in many different ways or combined
with techniques from earlier chapters.
B3039. Building a Book,
Binding a Poem: Artists’ Books
in the Classroom by Meg Kennedy
and Liz Abrams-Morley. 2010.
165pp. 8.25"x11". Paper $20.00
This book for middle
school and high school
teachers is based on the authors’
extensive experience conducting
school residencies and teacher workshops over nearly
two decades. The book demystifies the tasks of writing
poetry and creating books with students. It presents
techniques of page decoration and book construction
and various writing exercises, which are then incorporated into a series of step-by-step projects that the
students can make.
Subscribe to Bound & Lettered, our quarterly journal
of calligraphy & bookbinding. See next page.
B3307. True Nature: An Illustrated Journal
of the Four Seasons in Solitude by Barbara
Bash. 2004. 144pp. 7.75"x10". Hardcover
$24.95. SALE $9.95
Calligrapher Barbara Bash has
created this lovely nature journal
which combines a handwritten text with
delightful watercolors. She caringly records
and reflects on her encounters with animals
and plants during solitary walks. It makes a
wonderful gift.
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Handmade
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Albums:
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Instructions
for Making
18 Fun and
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Designs by Tami Porath. 2007.
110pp. 8"x10.5". Paper $19.95.
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B3339.
Making
Handmade
Books: 100+
Bindings,
Structures &
Forms by
Alisa Golden.
2011. 256pp.
8.5"x11". Paper $19.95. JNB $17.95
Folded, glued or sewn handmade
books in a variety of shapes and
styles, from rolled scrolls to Jacob's
ladders, from folded flexagons to
case bindings. Includes an inspiring
gallery of Golden’s books and
contributions by more than 40
established book artists. Golden is
the author of Expressive Handmade
Books (B2967) and Painted Papers
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B3560.
Little Book of
Book Making:
Timeless
Techniques and
Fresh Ideas for
Beautiful
Handmade Books by Charlotte
Rivers. 2014. 176pp. 6.75"x7".
Hardcover $22.95. JNB $19.93
Packed, page after page,
with wonderfully eclectic
creations from 30 top bookmakers,
this book will inspire you to explore
all the intriguing possibilities of
bookmaking as an art form. The
practical section includes 21 easy-tofollow illustrated tutorials, including
binding techniques and experimental
page treatments, such as Sumi ink
marbling. 200 color photos.
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B3798.
75 Artist Books:
The Kaldewey
Press, New York,
A Catalogue
Raisonné by
Clemens von
Lucius. 2011.
364pp. 6.7"x9.5".
Flexcover $50.00. SALE $24.95
The press, established in
1985, has produced 75 artists’
books. It is one of the leading presses
for contemporary artist books, and its
exquisite volumes have been exhibited
worldwide. This profusely illustrated
catalogue raisonné presents in detail
all seventy-five books published to
date, with individual descriptions.
These sale copies are shelfworn.
B3232.
Leather Books: An Illustrated
Handbook by Karli Frigge.
1997. 90pp. 5.5"x 9.75".
Edition of 370 copies.
Paper $58.00. JNB $24.99
This manual presents
instruction and drawings
for two methods of binding.
In each, the signatures are sewn over
leather strips and then pulled through
B3232
the boards. Parts of the leather thongs
are visible with each binding. The bindings use traditional binding techniques, such as rounding and backing a
spine. Includes 75 instructional drawings.
B4007. The Spirit Books by Susan
Kapuscinski Gaylord. 2014. 80pp.
8.25"x5.25". Paper $20.00
Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord’s
B3958. Art Made
Spirit Books are one-of-a-kind
from Books:
sculptural handmade books cradled in
Altered, Sculpted,
twigs, branches, vines, and roots. They
Carved,
bring together her love of the book and her response to the natural world,
Transformed.
both what is visible and what lies behind. She made her first Spirit Book
Edited by
in this continuing series in 1992. In this new book, she combines
Laura Heyenga. evocative images of 34 Spirit Books with her thoughts on their creation.
2013. 176pp.
B4069. Bind, Alter, Fold: Artist Books by Marilyn
7.25"x9.25".
Stablein. 2015. 90pp. 8"x8". Paper $24.95
Hardcover $27.50. JNB $24.93
This catalog of Stablein’s book art
Some book artists use the masspresents 38 works in full-color, full-page
produced printed book as their basic
photos. The books use a variety of handmade and
material. They cut, carve, stack, and
decorative papers, unusual materials, and a variety
stitch unwanted books to produce
of binding structures, such as carousel book, flag
original and compelling works. This
book, and piano hinge. The books are divided into categories, including
definitive collection ranges from
visual and travel journals, altered books, and book art objects. Stablein’s
whimsical pop-up landscapes to
powerful sculptures. Over 200 photos. award-winning artist’s books are in private and public collections.
SPECIAL OFFER! Purchase a copy of Don Etherington’s Bookbinding & Conservation (B3229,
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Don Etherington & Monique Lallier
DVD50. Fine Bookbinding
with Don Etherington &
Monique Lallier. 2011.
Approx 240 min. DVD
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Etherington & Lallier
present, in complete stepby-step detail, Fine FullLeather Binding With Raised
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Design Binding With Leather Inlays and Onlays in
the French Tradition (Lallier). Current binders will
enhance their craft by refining their techniques
and learning new methods. For beginners, the
DVDs teach you how to completely cover a book
in full-leather and create beautiful multi-color
leather inlays & onlays with clear,
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This long-awaited DVD has FOUR
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Conservation: A
Sixty-Year Odyssey of Art
and Craft by Don
Etherington. 2010. 180pp.
8.5"x11". Hardcover.
$49.95. SALE $39.96
This autobiography
takes you through
Etherington’s lifelong
journey of bookbinding and conservation,
including his teaching and his journey from
Europe to the US, where he became Training
Officer and Assistant Restoration Officer at the
Library of Congress in 1970. This account of his
personal and professional life includes his
contribution to the conservation effort in Florence,
Italy, following the great flood that damaged
thousands of books. Etherington’s work can be
found in collections worldwide. Includes a gallery
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Cherryl tests each set of instructions with a group of
papercrafters. Her books and DVDs have received rave
reviews.
B3442. Fold by Cherryl Moote.
2011. 120pp. 8.5"x11".
Spiral-bound $39.95
Shows you how to use simple
paper folding techniques to
create books, envelopes,
fold-outs, explosion folds,
3D structures, and cards.
The instructions for over
20 projects are complete,
well-illustrated, easy to follow
and thoroughly tested.
Includes detailed information
about paper crafting tools, materials and work
techniques. All the info you need to create your own
magical and fun paperworks. Black & white illustrations, full-color gallery.
B2480. Sleight of
Binding. 2002. 88pp.
8.5"x11". Paper $29.95
Cherryl’s second howto manual is about trick
books, including flexagons,
Jacob’s ladders, and folded forms. Full of fun stuff!
A best seller at conferences. Available again in 2016.
B2429. Simply Bound:
Beginnings in Bookbinding
by Cherryl Moote. 2001.
80pp. 8.5"x11". Paper $29.95
For papercrafters & others
wanting to start making
books, this manual gives
clear, precise instructions
with step-by-step illustrations for 16 projects, including
meander books, lotus books, tea bag books, flutter
books, & single signature.
DVD26. Simply Bound DVD:
Beginnings in Bookbinding. 2008.
130 min. DVD $30.00
This companion DVD is an
intro to basic bookbinding skills.
Presents an overview of basic tools/
materials, and then fully demonstrates single signature, accordion,
tea bag, and lotus books. Good
resource for beginners, with clear instruction
on the fundamentals.
B2765. Books with Girth by
Cherryl Moote. 2005. 220pp.
B2582.
8.5"x11". Paper $49.95
Copied, Bound
This instruction manual covers books that have thick
& Numbered
spines. Included are sewn books like Coptic, longby Cherryl Moote.
stitch, and Secret Belgian Binding, and many unsewn
2003. 90pp. 8.5"x11".
books like piano hinge, interlocking signatures, and
Spiral Paper $29.95
the Spectabular book. The instructions are detailed
This book features
and accompanied by clear diagrams, suggestions for
book forms perfect for creating small editions of art
variations, and photos of the projects. The fourth in her books with your photocopier or computer printer.
bestselling series of instructional manuals.
Includes detailed instructions for the forms and tips to
help you streamline the assembly of the books, which
leaves you more time to create art. Standard size papers
are used for most projects. The book forms presented
also make wonderful one-of-a-kind books.
DVD35. Firm Foundations.
2008. 130 min. DVD $29.95
Teaches you about the skills,
tools, and materials needed for
basic bookbinding. Includes:
tools, paper, glues and adheB2998. Photo Op by Cherryl Moote. 2007. 132 pages.
sives, threads, book anatomy,
8.5"x11". Spiral Paper $40.00
cutting, scoring and folding,
Fifteen projects for your photographs, both vintage
creating single signature books,
images and your current snapshots, including simple
butterfly and pamphlet stitches, folding
display options, clever storage projects, fun albums,
basic accordion books, feathering paper,
arty showcases, and heritage albums. Instructions are
and dividing without fractions. Presented in a simple,
clear and precise, amply diagrammed with line drawsystematic, skill-oriented, practical way.
ings, and further illustrated with both black and white
and color photographs of the projects. The instructions
ZENTANGLE
are detailed and well-tested, and include suggestions
B3443. All Tangled Up
and how-to’s for variations. Projects: Meishi Photo
by Cherryl Moote. 2011.
Folders, Freeze & Easelback Frames, Folded Easel,
Approx. 72pp. 8.5"x11".
Photo & Meandering Corners, Photo Cubes. Books:
Paper $39.95
Turkish Map Fold, Origami Pocket, Photo Carousels,
A series of delightful
Bellows, Gallery. Albums: Stab Bound, Post & Screw,
projects to make with
Heritage Hinge.
your Zentangle tiles. These directed doodles can be
addictive! Full-color.
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S741. Finetec Mica Artist Color Set. Wildly popular at events and recommended by many instructors, including
Carrie Imai, Angie Vangalis. This set has 5 shades of gold plus silver. Add water, mix with a brush, and apply to
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B2769. Foundations
of Calligraphy
by Sheila Waters. 2006. 126pp.
9"x11.25". Hardcover,
concealed spiral $35.00
For more info see page 11.
Narrow Foundational: Exemplar alphabet with pen-angle changes for certain letters.
B2982. Scribe:
Artist of the Written Word
by John Stevens. 2013.
264 pages. 8.5" x 11.25".
Hardcover $49.95
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.
APR39. Stevens Quick Dog Apron. See page 19.
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