Calligraphy + Bookbinding Books on Sale June 2015



[SALE] B3952. 500 Handmade Books: Volume 2. 2013. 420pp. 8″X8″. Paper $24.95. SALE $16.63

Showcases 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.



[SALE] B3789. Making Mini Books: Big Ideas for 30+ Little Projects by Kathleen McCafferty. 2012. 144pp. 9″x9″. Paper $19.95. SALE $13.30

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. This charming collection includes beautiful leather-clad journals, block print notepads, accordion-fold mini-zines, and others that feature interior pockets, unique closures, colorful stitching, and eye-catching bindings. Includes an illustrated stitch guide.


[SALE] B3339. Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings, Structures & Forms by Alisa Golden. 2011. 256pp. 8.5″x11″. Paper $19.95. SALE $13.30

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.


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[SALE] 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

Special Offer: Purchase Yves Leterme: Litterae and you can add a digital copy of Thoughtful Gestures to your shopping cart at no extra cost. Offer available for a limited time only.


[SALE] B4049. Handmade Type Workshop: Tips, Tools & Techniques for Creating Custom Typography by Charlotte Rivers. 2011. 175pp. 7.5″x10.2″. Paper $29.95. SALE $9.99

This book covers a wide range of lettering and alphabets: illustrated or hand-drawn; printed, stitched, or cut; ones digitally drawn; three-dimensional ones; and ones that use photography. Profile and gallery spreads alternate with tutorial spreads. There is a lot of fun in the book – letters to delight your eye and to give you ideas to try. The tutorials are an excellent addition.


[SALE] B3088. Letter Perfect: The Art of Modernist Typography 1896-1953 by David Ryan. 2001. 112pp. 8″x10″. Hardcover $30.00. SALE $8.99. Very limited quantities.

Primarily through posters, this book explores the art and evolution of typography showing the changing styles, arrangement, and appearance – with both typeset and hand-done letterforms. Includes Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Dadaism, De Stijl, Russian Constructivism, Bauhaus, and other designs.



[SALE] B3944. Body Type 2 by Ina Saltz. 2010. 192pp. 8.4″x7.4″ Hardcover $19.95. SALE $6.99. Very limited quantities.

From Rimbaud to the Rolling Stones, from declarations of love and belief systems to self-empowerment and homage, the choice of a typographical tattoo provides insight into the human condition. The sequel to the bestselling Body Type: Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh, this second volume collects over two hundred new tattoos and explores the ideas and emotions behind this indelible commitment. This stunning photography collection features commentary on the letterforms as well as personal recollections by the tattooed on the motivations for their decided words. Inspiring, sometimes shocking, and always voyeuristic, Body Type 2 is not only for tattoo aficionados, but also for all lovers of the written word.


[SALE] B4031. Color in Calligraphy by Jeanne Ullian. 1992. 20pp. 8.5″x11″. Paper $6.95. SALE $4.95

An excellent and thorough introduction to using gouache in your pen. Includes tips on which brands are best, which colors to start with, how to load your pen, how to get the gouache to flow, and ways to reconstitute dried gouache. You learn about color permanence, color mixing, color theory, and the components of gouache. Black-and-white only, no color illustrations. Recommended by Sheila Waters.



[SALE] 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-by-step guide and a sumptuous visual tour, this book features 55 living scripts, including Uncial, Carolingian, Gothic, Italic, Modern Roman, and Copperplate for the Latin alphabet, as well as Arabic, Greek & Cyrillic, Korean, Hebrew, Indic Scripts, Japanese, and Tibetan. Along with a presentation of each hand, you learn of its origins, traditions, and unique characteristics. It’s a great reference and belongs in every serious calligrapher’s library.



[SALE] B2629. Calligraphy for Kids by Eleanor Winters. 2004. 128pp. 8.5″x11″. Paper $9.95. SALE $6.63

A kid-friendly guide. The tools, techniques, and projects have been chosen specifically with children in mind. Alphabets are introduced with mono-line tools. Chisel-edged markers are used instead of dip pens. Includes guidelines (which can be photocopied).



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[SALE] B3805. The Douce Apocalypse: Picturing the End of the World in The Middle Ages by Nigel Morgan. 2007. 115pp. 8″x10.75″. $45.00. SALE $22.50. Limited quantities.

One of the finest of all medieval apocalypse manuscripts, The Douce Apocalypse brings the St. John’s apocalyptic visions to life. It was created sometime between 1250 and 1275. The manuscript is especially enlightening because of its unfinished nature. A few of its images remain incomplete, giving insight into the artist’s drawing, gilding, and painting techniques. This book on the manuscript explores its royal patronage, looks at its fascinating imagery, and examines its significance in light of contemporary prophecy — all accompanied by lush, full-color illustrations.



[SALE] B3165. Impressions of Nature: A History of Nature Printing by Roderick Cave. 2009. 304 pages. 8.75″x11″. Hardcover $85.00. SALE $24.95. Very limited quantities.

This impressive and well-illustrated volume delves into the long history of nature printing – the making of delicate and beautiful prints usually by inking leaves and plants – and provides a new perspective on this popular art and craft. The practice in the West dates from the Middle Ages (the earliest datable nature print is from 1228). Starting in the 19th century, the use of photosensitive materials was explored. The great revival starting in the late 20th century continues today. 200 color illustrations.



[SALE] B3864. Zentangle 5 by Suzanne McNeill. 2011. 20pp. 8.5″x11″. Paper $8.99. SALE $2.00. Limited quantities.

Filled with projects that take tangling beyond paper to create wearable art from jewelry to jeans. Includes 40 new tangle patterns.


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