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I have been reminded today by my friend Tony Curtis, that today, (February 11th) is Edward Johnston's 142nd Birthday and I agree that this is a date worth recognising. Happy Birthday Edward, and thanks, many thanks, for how you have enthused us all to where Calligraphy is today.     
11 feb 14 @ 9:19 pm gmt

Welcome to the  Newsletter for February 2014.

Well, What a year 2013 was for some amazing new books. The following is a short summary of some of the great new books released last year...

Wurtzeln und Flügel - Schriftkunst, (Roots and Wings - The Art of Calligraphy) by Katherina Peiper is an amazing book. Written in both German and English, Katherina tells her calligraphic life story, and provides (probably) over 200 stunning full colour plates of her work. Although the first 50 pages or so are in German they are supported by an English summary. After that, the book is in both German and English. This catalogue of Katharina's life work is amazing.

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Take Your Pleasure Seriously - the life and work of Luca Barcellona

A stunning, stunning book with articles from Nicola Dee Mo Peressoni and Giovanni de Faccio and an interview between Luca Barcellona and Chaz Bojorquez discussing Lucas journey from graffiti, graphics, design and calligraphy. Highly recommended

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LETMAN – The Artwork and Lettering of Job Wouters

I adore Job Wouters vibrant and colourful work. This book contains over 150 pages of amazing colourful calligraphy, graphics and design work from Job.

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Hand to Type – Scripts, Hand-Lettering and Calligraphy edited by Jan Middendorp

The book features work by some of todays most successful and original calligraphers and lettering artists. In addition to fonts and lettering using the Latin alphabet, it introduces artists who explore Cyrillic, Arabic, and Greek scripts.

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“The Golden Thread – The Story of Writing by Ewan Clayton”

The summer brought us this long awaited Ewan Clayton’s latest book in which he discusses the history of writing in a way that only Ewan could. This is not a picture book but it is an amusing, satisfying read.

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And after a lot of lobbying by, we finally saw the reprint of Denise Lachs amazing book “Calligraphy - A Book of Contemporary Inspiration”.  On double pages, Denise juxtaposes photographs of natural and environmental surfaces to inspire the creation of textural calligraphy give a pictorial context for personal pieces that are intended to evoke a mood.

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And to round the year off…

John Stevens long awaited new book “Scribe - Artist of the Written Word” was available just in time for Christmas. On almost every one of the 260+ pages of this book there is 1, 2, 3… sometimes 6 stunning examples of John’s amazing work. I do not have the time to count them all but there must be well over 500 pieces. Highly recommended.

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We can only imagine the wonders that will be available to us in 2014!!

Finally, please click here to learn more about the new courses just announced by Nancy Ouchida-Howells that will be held at Knuston Hall, Irchester, Wellingbourgh, Northamptonshire.  

Best regards,  Charlie

1 feb 14 @ 11:39 pm gmt

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