Welcome to the www.calligraphity.com Newsletter
for July 2014.
New releases for this summer…
I have some fantastic new products to announce for this summer…
of all there is the new DVD set from Denis Brown titled “Italic Rhythm to Polyrhythmic Calligraphy”. This 2 DVD
set comes with a 10 page booklet containing an introduction by Denis Brown and a foreword by John Stevens.
The two ‘dual-layer’ DVD data disks provide 9 hour of High Definition video demonstrations and tutorials
by leading calligrapher Denis Brown.
programme Modules cover:
Compressed Italic: alphabet demonstrations
Italic Theory and Practice: principles to aid understanding
Freeing the Rhythm: variation and swing
Polyrhythmic Calligraphy: adding secondary rhythms
Layering for Polyrhythms: writing on top of writing
Further Inspiration: guest artist calligraphic and
Please click here to learn more about this exciting new package from Denis Brown as well as the system requirements.
Litterae - A new product concept from Yves Letterme…
Litterae is a unique collection of
24 high quality cards (full colour, 21x15 cm/8.3x5.9 in).
The front of each
card features Latin quotations, each one in a calligraphic style that suits the quotation. The reverse side of the cards contains,
apart from an illustration, the original text along with an English and Dutch translation.
To complete the set there is a 34 page booklet providing useful background information on the authors, their work
and the chosen quotation. There is also an account for the calligraphic rendition of each card separately.
Click here to learn more.
Coming soon to Calligraphity – Happy Lettering with the Right
Tools by Marika Koskimäki-Ketelä. The new edition of this gorgeous little book is on its way to me from the publisher
as I write this. Includes instruction for making your own ruling pens.
review will be added to my web-site when I have my copies.
Click here to access the Happy Lettering page and pre-order.
ZENTANGLES fans… new and additional books have just arrived and will be loaded onto
our ZENTANGLES page over the next few days. These books are by renowned and popular authors such as Cherryl
Moote, Kass Hall, Sandy Steen Bartholomew, Susan McNeill, Beckah Krahula, and Joanne Fink.
You can get more information about these books by clicking here.
least for now, I have recently been introduced to an interesting tale called Rope of Words, that was written by Megan Kerr
and was awarded 1st place in the British Fantasy Society Short Story
Competition in 2012. I am pleased to be able to announce that this fascinating story has now been illustrated and prepared
for print by Megan and her mother Lin Kerr. Many of you will be thinking, “I know that name” and this is because
Lin is a Fellow of CLAS and Full Member of Letter Exchange.
explains that the Golden Valley is open for a very short time, enough for just one to squeeze through. Our heroine has to
leave the Golden Valley to follow the maze, but she is afraid of losing her love. Before she leaves, she knits a ‘Rope
of Words’ so that her lover can guide her back to the opening to the Golden Valley the next time it opens. However,
she finds that the rope comes to an end before she has reached the Treasures. She places the end on the ground and begins
to hunt and collect the treasures. She searches and searches, but before she has finished gathering, the Golden Valley opens.
As agreed, her love begins to gently pull the Rope of Words towards him, but there is no tension. Eventually, the last word
and the end of the rope is pulled out of the maze and the opening closes.
the lovers be able to reunite? There is one way that you can, not only, enjoy travelling through their adventure, but also
enjoy Lin’s beautiful illustrations and lettering.
Click here to learn more.