This book is dual language and is in both Persian and English. It is also accompanied by a comprehensive set of on-line videos covering all letters taught in the book.
Hamid Reza Ebrahimi was born Abadan in the south west of Iran in 1970, and moved to Shiraz at the age of ten,
He was inspired by his uncle who was a master at Islamic Calligraphy, and took part in Calligraphy courses at the Shiraz Branch of the Iranian Calligrapher's Association in 1984. Upon graduation 1984, Hamid Reza joined the Association as an instructor, and it was there that he met master Mojtaba Malekzadeh who had taught himself Copperplate from books. Since he had been interested in Copperplate for a long time, Hamid Reza started to practice the script under the tutelage of Mr. Malezkadeh. He also studied the Gothic hand from books introduced to him by the same instructor, and began teaching both scripts in 1997.
To date, Hamid Reza has organised and held two exhibitions of his Copperplate and Gothic Calligraphy. This book is the fruit of Hamid's years of experience in Copperplate. It is worth mentioning that the English section of this book and all the illustrations have been entirely produced by hand.
Hamid Reza Ebrahimi took the UK's Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society's Certificate of Calligraphy in Copperplate and Gothic, and achieved a distinction in both hands in 2006.
1st edition 2010, paperback, 40pp in English, 28pp in Persian plus guideline sheets and 8 full colour plates, 21.8 x 27.5 cm