Calligraphic Numerals, by definition, should be not merely legible and functional, but beautiful. Calligraphers and lettering artists use them every day to write numbers on envelopes, certificates, invitations, business cards, signs, and posters, among other things. Yet when we study calligraphic hands, the numerals are often glossed over or treated as an afterthought. Martin Jackson has pointed out that, in the entire 428 pages of Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering, Edward Johnston devoted only half a page to numerals!
The purpose of Uncommon Numbers II is to expand on the body of knowledge gathered in the first volume of this trilogy and to provide the best possible examples of written and drawn numerals for study and inspiration.
Thirty-five master calligraphers from the United States, Canada, England, Wales, Ireland. Belgium, Germany, and France have contributed breathtaking numerals that are, in turn, elegant, whimsical, bold, delicate, traditional, and innovative. What they all have in common is the same grace and flair and life as the letters that stand beside them.
Contributing Artists include:
Karen Charatan, Jean Larcher, Michael Clark, Nancy Ruth Leavitt, Emily Brown Shields, Ivan Angelic, Yves Leterme, John Stevens, Georgia Deaver, Judy Melvin, Michael Sull, Claude Dieterich, Peter Thornton, Ward Dunham, Barry Morentz, Mark van Stone, Raphael Boguslav, Jean Formo, Brody Neuenschwander, Robert Boyajian, Charles Pearce, Julian Waters, Larry Brady, Tom Perkins, Sheila Waters, Marsha Brady, Michael Kecseg, Gunnlaugur Briem. Joachim Propfe, Denis Brown, Richard Kindersley, Ieuan Rees, Ann Alaia Woods, as well as Brenda Zoby herself.
A must for every Calligrapher’s book shelf!!.
See also The Uncommon Numbers Trilogy (B1222), where this volume and the other 2 Uncommon Numbers Books are available as a set complete with free slip case and at a discounted price
1st edition, 2010, Paperback, 64pp, many pages in colour, 21.5 x 14 cm