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Jan Pickett’s new book Decorated Lettering was our best selling book during May and June and this trend seems to be continuing through July

This is truly a beautiful and colourful book that is packed with information, hints and tips, dos and don’ts, how to avoid the common mistakes, spacing issues, etc, etc. 

 

Whatever your experience level, be prepared to learn a lot and have a lot of fun learning!! Highly recommended for accomplished calligraphers and those that are new to the art.  


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Thomas Ingmire’s iconic book, Codici 1, is now back in stock. 

 

The books sub-title is “a teacher’s notebook on modern calligraphy and lettering art” and it contains:

  •  A 10 page illustrated essay from Manfredo Massironi entitled The Pleasure of showing and looking at words.
  •  A 28 page illustrated essay entitled Moving Forward a 21st-Century Calligraphy - an introductory argument.
  • Word as Image: an assessment of a work by Christian Dotremont
  • The Calligraphic Line: a look at some of Hans-Joachim Burgert’s ideas on calligraphy
  • The Ditchling Commission: The Space of Writing: Calligraphic Experiments by Thomas Ingmire.

This is a 64 page collection of some superb work by outstanding calligraphers. 

 

Please note: You may notice references to follow-on publications in the series but sadly they did not come to fruition. 

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Luca Barcelona’s Take Your Pleasure Seriously is now available in paperback!! 

 

Yes! This stunning book from Luca Barcelona is now available as a paperback edition. Please click here for more information about this edition of his best selling book.  

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The Art of David Jones - Vision and Memory by Ariane Bankes and Paul Hills.

This is a fabulous book! I find myself addicted to looking at David Jones’ paintings. At first glance they often look an incomprehensible page full of marks of a similar colour and similar stroke widths. But, the more you look at them, the more you see, and the more you get drawn into the creative world of David Jones. There are also over 10 examples of his amazing lettering. Highly Recommended!  

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New from Julian Waters - Hermann Zapf: A Life in Letters

Over 75 pages of Hermann Zapf’s with around 200 examples of his amazing work together will Julian’s commentary about the man.  A stunning book!!

 

Please note that this book is on its way and should be in stock by the end of July 2016. If you would like to be one of the first to own a copy then please pre-order now and you will get your copy the day after it arrives here with me. Please note that no funds will be charged before your book is ready for shipment. 

 

Please click on the link above to learn more about this stunning book. 

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Also new from Julian Waters - Sheila Waters at Eighty - A Retrospective 

 

52 full-colour pages containing 300 images of Sheila’s life’s work, designed by Julian Waters, presenting Sheila’s Retrospective Show of 2009. A great companion to her instructional book, Foundations of Calligraphy. Julian designed the typeface, which was used for the first time in this publication. 

 

Please note that this book is on its way and should be in stock by the end of July 2016. If you would like to be one of the first to own a copy then please pre-order now and you will get your copy the day after it arrives here with me. Please note that no funds will be charged before your book is ready for shipment. 

 

You can find out more about this book by clicking on the underlines link above.  

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John Stevens’ New British Postage Stamp: Commissioned by the Royal Mail.

The Royal Mail has recently released a Postage Stamp that was designed by John Stevens of North Caroline over 3 years ago for their collection that is commemorating The First World War in 1916 (also referred to as ‘The Great War’). 

It is a beautiful peace of work and I am thrilled that John’s entry was selected. But it annoys me is that John is not credited anywhere on the stamp. There is only a limited run of these stamps and this entry in my Newsletter is my attempt to rectify the lack of credit for the artist. I am also sending a free stamp with any order shipped anywhere in the world while stocks of this stamp last at my Post Office.

John is the author of the amazing book SCRIBE: Artist of the Written WordClick here to learn more about this book. 

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Sad News! 

The second edition of The Painted Letters of Adolf Bernd is now ‘out of print’. However, I have some good news for any of you that are interested in obtaining a copy of a book of his work. 

A new exhibition of the work of Adolf Bernd is in the planning stages for next year and the curators are planning a new expanded catalogue of Bernd’s work to support the exhibition. 

Once I have any news about the new exhibition I will publish dates and location(s) via my newsletter. The same goes for the new catalogue and, as with the previous edition, I will open my website up so that it can take pre-orders, so please click here and register your interest.

17 jul 16 @ 10:26 am gmt

Welcome to the www.calligraphity.com Newsletter for July 2016
  

 

 

 

Jan Pickett’s new book Decorated Lettering was our best selling book during May and June and this trend seems to be continuing through July.

This is truly a beautiful and colourful book that is packed with information, hints and tips, dos and don’ts, how to avoid the common mistakes, spacing issues, etc, etc. 

 

Whatever your experience level, be prepared to learn a lot and have a lot of fun learning!! Highly recommended for accomplished calligraphers and those that are new to the art.



__________________________________________


Thomas Ingmire’s iconic book, Codici 1, is now back in stock. 

 

The books sub-title is “a teacher’s notebook on modern calligraphy and lettering art” and it contains:

  •  A 10 page illustrated essay from Manfredo Massironi entitled The Pleasure of showing and looking at words.
  •  A 28 page illustrated essay entitled Moving Forward a 21st-Century Calligraphy - an introductory argument.
  • Word as Image: an assessment of a work by Christian Dotremont
  • The Calligraphic Line: a look at some of Hans-Joachim Burgert’s ideas on calligraphy
  • The Ditchling Commission: The Space of Writing: Calligraphic Experiments by Thomas Ingmire.

This is a 64 page collection of some superb work by outstanding calligraphers. 

 

Please note: You may notice references to follow-on publications in the series but sadly they did not come to fruition. 

___________________________________________



Luca Barcelona’s Take Your Pleasure Seriously is now available in paperback!! 

 

Yes! This stunning book from Luca Barcelona is now available as a paperback edition. Please click here for more information about this edition of his best selling book.  

____________________________________________

 

The Art of David Jones - Vision and Memory by Ariane Bankes and Paul Hills.

This is a fabulous book! I find myself addicted to looking at David Jones’ paintings. At first glance they often look an incomprehensible page full of marks of a similar colour and similar stroke widths. But, the more you look at them, the more you see, and the more you get drawn into the creative world of David Jones. There are also over 10 examples of his amazing lettering. Highly Recommended!  

____________________________________________



New from Julian Waters - Hermann Zapf: A Life in Letters

Over 75 pages of Hermann Zapf’s with around 200 examples of his amazing work together will Julian’s commentary about the man.  A stunning book!!

 

Please note that this book is on its way and should be in stock by the end of July 2016. If you would like to be one of the first to own a copy then please pre-order now and you will get your copy the day after it arrives here with me. Please note that no funds will be charged before your book is ready for shipment. 

 

Please click here or on the link above to learn more about this stunning book. 

____________________________________________



Also new from Julian Waters - Sheila Waters at Eighty - A Retrospective 

 

52 full-colour pages containing 300 images of Sheila’s life’s work, designed by Julian Waters, presenting Sheila’s Retrospective Show of 2009. A great companion to her instructional book, Foundations of Calligraphy. Julian designed the typeface, which was used for the first time in this publication. 

 

Please note that this book is on its way and should be in stock by the end of July 2016. If you would like to be one of the first to own a copy then please pre-order now and you will get your copy the day after it arrives here with me. Please note that no funds will be charged before your book is ready for shipment. 

 

Please click on the link above to learn more about this stunning book.  

____________________________________________



John Stevens’ New British Postage Stamp: Commissioned by the Royal Mail.

The Royal Mail has recently released a Postage Stamp that was designed by John Stevens of North Caroline over 3 years ago for their collection that is commemorating The First World War in 1916 (also referred to as ‘The Great War’). 

It is a beautiful peace of work and I am thrilled that John’s entry was selected. But it annoys me is that John is not credited anywhere on the stamp. There is only a limited run of these stamps and this entry in my Newsletter is my attempt to rectify the lack of credit for the artist. I am also sending a free stamp with any order shipped anywhere in the world while stocks of this stamp last at my Post Office.

John is the author of the amazing book SCRIBE: Artist of the Written WordClick here to learn more about this book. 

____________________________________________

 

Sad News! 

The second edition of The Painted Letters of Adolf Bernd is now ‘out of print’. However, I have some good news for any of you that are interested in obtaining a copy of a book of his work. 

A new exhibition of the work of Adolf Bernd is in the planning stages for next year and the curators are planning a new expanded catalogue of Bernd’s work to support the exhibition. 

Once I have any news about the new exhibition I will publish dates and location(s) via my newsletter. The same goes for the new catalogue and, as with the previous edition, I will open my website up so that it can take pre-orders, so please click here and register your interest.



Many thanks once again

17 jul 16 @ 10:10 am gmt

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