Speedball Textbook - 24th Edition
History, guidelines, and styles are all rolled into this retro-looking textbook for the aspiring calligraphist. Learn how to care for calligraphy tools, which materials to use for various styles, how to angle, slant, and space lettering, how to practice certain lettering styles following stroke order, how to scale design work manually, and more. The textbook is also rife with the history of Speedball and calligraphy and contains a great variety of lettering styles and uses made with all sorts of calligraphy tools for practice and inspiration. The book is written in a very factual manner, and does not have beginning instruction suitable for younger students - however, older students will likely appreciate the variety of lettering examples. 120 pgs. - Janine
First published in 1915 by Ross F. George, The Speedball Textbook is the superlative resource for artists and letterers of all ages and skill levels. Representing a celebration of the 100th year anniversary of the first edition's debut, the 24th edition of The Speedball Textbook offers the vision of new co-editors Angela Vangalis and Randall Hasson. Containing enhanced content that will provide readers with instruction and inspiration for techniques and styles ranging from medieval to modern, this unrivaled instructional guide showcases the work of nearly 70 of the most well-known and well-respected modern-day scribes from around the world. (120 pages)
Calligraphy pens for the older student, these high-end starter tools are easy to use and provide a nice range of options. Unlike traditional calligraphy pens, these fountain pens are free-flowing, which means the artist does not have to dip the pen in an inkwell to use them. To change colors, simply unscrew the pen nib, press the ink cartridge in until it clicks, and screw the nib back into the pen body. The broad-edge style pen nibs are slightly rounded and inks are vibrant for a comfortable, pleasant calligraphy experience. - Janine
These materials span grades and include both instruction and practice.