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Coming soon to  -  The Calligraphy Book you Hoped Would Appear One Day -  Thoughtful Gestures - Yves Leterme…

Yes, Thoughtful Gestures is currently on its way from Belgium to the bookshelves and is yours to pre-order by clicking on this link.  

In Thoughtful Gestures, Belgian calligrapher Yves Leterme reflects extensively on the versatile topic of gestural writing. Countless hours of studio time, along with several years of worldwide teaching enabled him to fine tune his thoughts and skills in this matter, and Thoughtful Gestures is the result.

The author also presents a selection of his commercial work and projects he realized in recent years, including body-painting, murals and work on fabric and he showcases his personal artwork, the gesso pieces, discussing the technical and philosophical aspects of the making.

Thoughtful Gestures is an enjoyable and instructive read as well as a catalogue, highlighting Yves Leterme’s distinctive lettering.

31 aug 11 @ 8:34 pm gmt

Great News for Copperplate and Spencerian Calligraphers and fans of the work of David Jones

New to is a new book by Iranian calligrapher Hamid Reza Ebrahimi called "How to Write Copperplate". This neat book is written in both English and Persian. I am assured by the author that the English section is hand-written but, and this is typical with Hamid Reza's work, it is so precise that it is hard to recognise that it is not a typeset that he has created. Hamid Reza's also provides on-line videos demonstrating the lessons contained in this book. This book is highly recommended by

If you are more of a Spencerian fan then we are offering 20% discount on the fabulous
"At Home with Artist Penwork 5 Book Set" written by Stephen A. Ziller in 1946 and still very popular today. The books can also be purchased individually by following the above link.

The Artist and Poet David Jones lived in the same era as Edward Johnston and Eric Gill and certainly had a great influence on Eric Gill. New to this month is an amazing book by Merlin James. David Jones (1895 - 1974) - A Map of the Artist's Mind provides a beatifully illustrated overview of the life and work of David Jones including much of his amazing work and reminiscences from some of those that knew him personally. A stunning book!! is on the road again during August and we will be at the CLAS Festival of Calligraphy at St Aidan's College, Durham University in the UK on Monday 22nd August 2011. If you are in the area and are interested in stopping by to see what's on offer you will find contact details on the Calligraphity on the Road page of this site.  
12 aug 11 @ 11:08 pm gmt

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