Decorative Alphabets and Initials Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography

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Dover Publications #ad - Part three attempts to arrange the "great weedy jungle" of Victorian letters and types and concludes with twentieth-century alphabets such as the distinctive wood engraving of Edward Wadsworth. Each section has a historical introduction, and each plate has a descriptive caption. Here are the fanciful creations of the sixteenth-century woodcutters; initials illustrated with children, legends, flowers, beasts, cherubs, birds, and grotesque heads.

The work of the later engravers, writing masters, and baroque and rococo designers follows in order. They were reproduced directly from the pages of a large and expensive collection that was made specifically for the production of this volume. Part two contains initials from printed books, starting with the fifteenth century and running through the eighteenth.

Decorative Alphabets and Initials Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography #ad - This unusual dover publication presents a singular opportunity to the artist, illustrator, designer, printer, crafter, or other user of letter designs to have always at hand a rich store of inspiration and a swipe-file. Since they are direct reproductions, they will all reproduce again excellently. The book has been carefully arranged and annotated by the compiler so that the student of letters and types may have a complete understanding of decorative alphabets and initials.

The work is divided into three parts. More important, you may reproduce any initial or alphabet in this volume free of charge, without asking permission. The price is less than you would pay to professional archives for one copy of the letter.

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2,100 Victorian Monograms Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography

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Dover Publications #ad - His exceptional skills are notably evident in this comprehensive compilation of more than 2, 000 elegant two-letter monograms, originally published in a German edition in 1869. Imagination, certificates, and a disciplined freedom distinguish these inventive initials, ingenuity, ideal for use on scrolls, awards, and other printed announcements in need of calligraphic excitement.

The handsome victorian-styled monograms are easily reproduced and copyright free, needlework, crafts, ready for immediate use in art, and other decorative projects. The noted victorian-era designer Karl Klimsch excelled in the use of clean lines, shading, and three-dimensional effects in rendering the elements of decorative alphabets.

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The Bible of Illuminated Letters: A Treasury of Decorative Calligraphy Quarto Book

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B.E.S. Publishing #ad - The ancient art of illuminating manuscripts is currently attracting many new enthusiasts among artists, art students, and lovers of calligraphy. Readers and students of illumination who open this book will find: a history of illumination; required tools, techniques, and materials for illuminating; instruction in layout and design; and steps to follow in order to create 12 alphabet styles.

This beautiful book also features a picture gallery of outstanding historical and contemporary illuminated letters, as well as a glossary and index. It presents step-by-step instructions for recreating twelve illuminated alphabets. The bible of illuminated Letters is a volume they'll all want to add to their collections.

The Bible of Illuminated Letters: A Treasury of Decorative Calligraphy Quarto Book #ad - Among them are celtic, modern Revival, Romanesque, Gothic, Saxon, and seven more, including several modern scripts. Detailed diagrams instruct on creating upper- and lower-case letters, as well as on ways for designing borders and decorations. More ambitious students can also follow clear directions for gilding--decorating with gold leaf--as was originally done in medieval European monasteries.

More than 400 inspiring color illustrations in total.

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Script Lettering for Artists Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography

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Dover Publications #ad - This volume, prepared by a noted authority and containing numerous examples of his handiwork, is a basic guide to the construction of the script letter and its practical use. The book gives the beginner a thorough, straightforward course of instruction, with advice on virtually every facet of the art of script lettering.

Throughout his account, penpoint types and sizes, and equipment needed and provides exact specifications, brand names, tools, Thompson stresses materials, and the like. The history of lettering is also briefly sketched, Tompkins, Cocker, and there are examples from early copybooks, including the work of some of the famous penmen and engravers of history: Bickham, Barbedor, and others.

One feature of the general resurgence of the graphic arts is the revival of the script letter. In addition, bâtarde, free style, the book offers dozens of illustrations of script work in present-day advertising and packaging, coulée, together with samples of various styles round hand, and more. In his clear and economical presentation, the author tells you how to hold the pen, how to "build" the letters out of a few primary strokes, how the letters should be slanted, the direction of the pen in inking, and every other step of the process.

Script Lettering for Artists Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography #ad - He also deals with the construction of numerals, the flourish and its basic elements, how to correct mistakes, commercial handwriting, etc and gives a concise introduction to layout and package design. All this illustrative material furnishes excellent models for study and practice. This, then, is an essential book for every art director and designer concerned with lettering.

Media such as advertising, book and periodical page designs, packaging, etc.

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Illuminated Initials in Full Color: 548 Designs Dover Pictorial Archive

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Dover Publications #ad - All are imaginatively and beautifully enhanced with royal and saintly figures, knights in battle, mythical creatures, exquisite florals and much more. Encompassing all the letters of the alphabet, this practical archive of lovely copyright-free designs not only provides commercial artists and illustrators with a wealth of usable letters, and including a selection of hand-colored chromolithographs, it offers a splendid sampling of the ancient art of manuscript illuminations.

. Among the glories of extant medieval manuscripts are the splendid illuminated initials in which geometric, curvilinear, animal, religious and other motifs intertwine to form extraordinarily beautiful and decorative letters. For this striking volume, carol Belanger Grafton has selected 548 illuminated letters-alphabetically arranged-from 19th-century reprints of medieval manuscripts.

Illuminated Initials in Full Color: 548 Designs Dover Pictorial Archive #ad - Here are magnificently ornamented initials-some the length of an entire margin, another encompassing the page itself, others delicate miniatures.

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Fantastic Ornament, Series Two: 118 Designs and Motifs Dover Pictorial Archive

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Dover Publications #ad - Created as embellishments for walls, arms and armor, and everyday objects, these designs remain eminently useful for graphic and decorative purposes. Professional and amateur artists and designers as well as cardmakers and scrapbookers will find this compilation a practical resource of versatile and royalty-free art.

This volume is the successor to Dover Publications' Fantastic Ornament, another modern reprint of a rare nineteenth-century publication. The extravagant images are based on a wide variety of historical examples that date back as far as the 1500s and include imaginative renderings by Watteau and Dürer. Abounding in cherubs, and other flamboyant motifs, dragons, soldiers, kings, nymphs, this compilation of ornamental designs was originally published in Paris during the 1840s.

Fantastic Ornament, Series Two: 118 Designs and Motifs Dover Pictorial Archive #ad - . Dover Publications.

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Monograms and Alphabetic Devices Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography

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Dover Publications #ad - There are heavy, thick-and-thin script styles; fanciful and formal designs; monograms in circles, square shapes, ovals, intricately entwined monograms that appear as though engraved on metal; lighter, and free outline; and an immense variety of letter styles, including many designed for the particular device.

A notable feature of this volume is the index of monograms and ciphers, for example, listing alphabetically every letter combination shown and the page or pages on which each appears "S W", is drawn in three different styles; "A L" in five; but "F N H W" in only one; and an Index of Names and Devices.

Importantly, every device shown may be reproduced by the purchaser free of charge. Artists, calligraphers, engravers, draftspeople, publishing, advertising, designers, and craftspeople will find this book a prolific source of inspiration and unusual styles; typographers, and students will use it as an aid in creating their own letter designs; while those in the printing, and allied fields will call upon it whenever a distinctive monogram or decoration is needed.

Monograms and Alphabetic Devices Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography #ad - Renoir 1870–74; "knight's new book of seven hundred & fifty eight Plain, Ornamented & Reversed Cyphers" 1830; and "Monograms in Three and Four Letters, " by J. This book contains the entire contents of four fine volumes of monogram and allied devices published between 1830 and 1881. Over 2, 500 monogrammatic and alphabetic designs are displayed in plates from "Dictionnaire du Chiffre-monogramme, " etc.

By charles demengeot 1881; "Monograms and Ciphers, " by H. Dover Publications.

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Fantastic Ornament: 110 Designs and Motifs Dover Pictorial Archive

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Dover Publications #ad - Dover Publications. Swirling with gargoyles, griffins, dragons, and other images that haunt both dreams and nightmares, devils, this otherworldly assortment features more than 100 decorations from a rare nineteenth-century volume. Decorations include:cartouches in the style of louis XIII; stone balustrades; arabesques; roof cornices; Renaissance-era drawing-room cabinets; Elizabethan chimney pieces; plus friezes for textiles and wallpaper, decorative scutcheons, mirror frames, and much more.

These versatile royalty-free illustrations are equally suitable for immediate use, adaptation, and inspiration. Dover Publications.

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The Encyclopedia of Monograms

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Skyhorse #ad - Monograms, once indicators of social or commercial exclusiveness, are now symbols of creativity, testaments to the idea that everyone deserves to individualize his or her own things. The remarkable encyclopedia of monograms—filled with over 11, and as an inspiration to create new work, 000 handsomely engraved initials, both as a compendium of the very best monogramming work of the past, ciphers, emblems, insignias, badges, and shields—is a resource of fantastic scope that will be useful to anyone working in the field of graphic design, crests, commercial and artistic.

. From elaborate gothic figures, floral art nouveau triumphs, to elegant, to restrained Victorian creations, The Encyclopedia of Monograms offers an exhaustive array of decorative marks sure to influence original and unforgettable designs. Dover Publications. Dover Publications.

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The Calligrapher's Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them

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B.E.S. Publishing #ad - Dover Publications. Beginners will find sound basic instruction, while experienced calligraphers can extend their repertoire with letter styles that range from classic Roman to clean and elegant contemporary styles. And more. The calligrapher's Bible is printed in color and features more than 350 illustrations.

In addition to analysis of each alphabet's features, the book's detailed instruction provides information on-- Tools and materials * Layout basics * Numerals and punctuation * Illumination and ornamentation * Tips for the left-handed calligrapher. Dover Publications. Both hobbyists and students of design will value this easy-to-use self-teaching book.

The Calligrapher's Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them #ad - . Readers will also find examples by master calligraphers from past eras. Used book in Good Condition. Each of its 100 sections shows a complete A-to-Z calligraphy alphabet, with lessons on correct pen strokes and advice on avoiding errors. This book's spiral binding ensures that pages lay flat when opened, allowing calligraphers to study and copy each pen stroke with ease.

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The Illuminated Alphabet: An Inspirational Introduction to Creating Decorative Calligraphy

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Chartwell Books #ad - Create intricate, decorated letters, and then enhance them with brilliant gliding and rich hues. Pore through the history of illuminated letters, at the artists who created them, as well as the patrons who commissioned them. The illuminated alphabet shows the budding calligraphy artist how to create beautiful medieval lettering that would make the monks jealous.

Combine the best of traditional works and new masterpieces with this indispensable guide to the art of illumination. Dover Publications. Dover Publications. The illuminated alphabet puts a marvelous variety of alphabets and embellishments at your disposal! Whether you’re looking for simple or the elaborate examples, you will find enormous elegance and beauty in your illuminated lettering.

The Illuminated Alphabet: An Inspirational Introduction to Creating Decorative Calligraphy #ad - Used book in Good Condition. From interlacing spirals of irish script to the spiraling tendrils of the Gothic style, you’ll re-create beautiful alphabets that have been admired throughout history. Each alphabet includes diagrams for upper and lower-case letters, ideas for borders and decorations, a materials list, instructions for gliding, and a fabulous gallery of historical and modern examples.

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