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Calligraphy instructions and alphabet templates

 

Calligraphy exercise books

Exercise booklet Gothic Round Hand

Thanks to its simple round shapes the Gothic Round Hand script is easy to write for calligraphy beginners. The booklet contains a short manual (in German language) and 10 pages with easy to follow patterns as well as one page of text with some additional information.

Kalligraphie Übungsblätter Rundgotisch

Übungsblätter

Rundgotisch

Exercise Booklet

Gothic Round Hand

Preis: Price: 3,90 €

All letters are marked with arrows to illustrate the stroke sequences. For each letter there is a line with brightened letters for going over and an empty line for your own try.

For this exercise booklet you need a 2.5mm lettering nib. A selection of lettering nibs can be found here.

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Kalligraphie Übungsblätter Rundgotisch, Beispiel 1
Kalligraphie Übungsblätter Rundgotisch, Beispiel 2
Kalligraphie Übungsblätter Rundgotisch, Beispiel 3

Exercise booklet Schwabacher

The script font "Schwabacher" is a little bit more difficult to write than the Gothic Round Hand. The booklet contains a short manual (in German language) and 10 pages with easy to follow patterns as well as one page of text with some additional information.

Kalligraphie Übungsblätter Schwabacher

Übungsblätter

Schwabacher

Exercise booklet

Schwabacher script

Preis: Price: 3,90 €

All letters are marked with arrows to illustrate the stroke sequences. For each letter there is a line with brightened letters for going over and an empty line for your own try.

For this exercise booklet you need a 2.5mm lettering nib. A selection of lettering nibs can be found here.

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Kalligraphie Übungsblätter Schwabacher, Beispiel 1
Kalligraphie Übungsblätter Schwabacher, Beispiel 2
Kalligraphie Übungsblätter Schwabacher, Beispiel 3

Exercise booklet Kanzleischrift

The script font "Kanzleischrift" is relatively difficult to write and requires a certain amount of practice. The booklet contains a short manual (in German language) and 10 pages with easy to follow patterns as well as one page of text with some additional information.

Kalligraphie Übungsblätter Kanzleischrift

Übungsblätter

Kanzleischrift

Exercise booklet

Kanzlei script

Preis: Price: 3,90 €

All letters are marked with arrows to illustrate the stroke sequences. For each letter there is a line with brightened letters for going over and an empty line for your own try.

For this exercise booklet you need a 2mm lettering nib. A selection of lettering nibs can be found here.

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Kalligraphie Übungsblätter Kanzleischrift, Beispiel 1
Kalligraphie Übungsblätter Kanzleischrift, Beispiel 2
Kalligraphie Übungsblätter Kanzleischrift, Beispiel 3

Exercise booklet with 3 different Calligraphy scripts

This Exercise booklet includes instructions (in German language) plus 28 sheets with easy to follow patterns for the learning of 3 different calligraphy script fonts: Carolingian Minuscule, Unzial and Bastarda Grande Llana.

Kalligraphie Übungsblätter mit 3 Schriftarten: Karolingische Minuskel, Unziale, Bastarda Grande LLana

Übungsblätter mit

3 Schriftarten

Exercise Book with

3 calligraphy scripts

Preis: Price: 7,90 €

For this Exercise Book you need 2.5mm and 3mm lettering nibs. A selection of lettering nibs can be found here.

All letters are marked with arrows to illustrate the sequence of strokes for each letter. For each letter there is a line with brightened letters for going over and an empty line for your own try.

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Kalligraphie Übungsblätter, Karolingische Minuskel, Beispiel 1
Kalligraphie Übungsblätter, Karolingische Minuskel, Beispiel 2
Kalligraphie Übungsblätter, Unziale, Beispiel 1
Kalligraphie Übungsblätter, Unziale, Beispiel 2
Kalligraphie Übungsblätter, Bastarda, Beispiel 1
Kalligraphie Übungsblätter, Bastarda, Beispiel 2
Kalligraphie Übungsblätter, Bastarda, Beispiel 3

Anglaise exercise booklet

Included in this small exercise booklet are 12 pages with patterns for the learning of the popular script "Anglaise". The manual is written in french language. Measures: 22.5 x 16.5cm, 12 pages

Übungsheft zum Schreiben der Englischen Schreibschrift AnglaiseBeispiel Übungsblatt Anglaise

Übungsheft für die Anglaise

Exercise booklet for Anglaise

Preis: Price: 4,90 €

For the writing of the letters in this booklet a pointed nib with medium flexibility is recommended. A selection of pointed nibs can be found here.

Calligraphy Books and Alphabets

Spitzfeder-Kalligraphie (pointed pen calligraphy), Stefanie Weigele

This book is written in German language.

Starting out from the elementary forms of English handwriting, Stefanie Weigele describes the path to modern pointed pen calligraphy. The exact depiction of the basic forms of letters, the design with decorative elements ("flourishing"), practical applications, the use of different writing tools and materials as well as suggestions for finding personal handwriting make this book an impressive and very inspiring work!

Format: 20 x 31.5cm, 240 pages, hardcover edition

Spitzfeder-Kalligraphie, Buch von Stefanie Weigele, Verlag Hermann Schmidt

Spitzfeder-Kalligraphie

Von der Englischen Schreibschrift zur modernen Kalligraphie, 240 Seiten, 20 x 31,5cm

Spitzfeder-Kalligraphie, 240 pages, 20 x 31.5cm

Preis: Price: 35,90 €

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Spitzfeder-Kalligraphie, Inhalt
Spitzfeder-Kalligraphie, Beispiel 1
Spitzfeder-Kalligraphie, Beispiel 2
Spitzfeder-Kalligraphie, Beispiel 3
Spitzfeder-Kalligraphie, Beispiel 4
Spitzfeder-Kalligraphie, Beispiel 5
Spitzfeder-Kalligraphie, Beispiel 6
Spitzfeder-Kalligraphie, Beispiel 7
Spitzfeder-Kalligraphie, Beispiel 8
Spitzfeder-Kalligraphie, Beispiel 9

Copperplate Script, Paul Antonio

Paul Antonio is a real master in writing the "Copperplate Script" (Anglaise). In this comprehensive manual he describes in great detail numerous forms and variations of this elegant script, gives countless suggestions and informations and imparts all finer points and technicalities in the use of flexible and pointed pen nibs.

Format: 22 x 28cm, 132 pages, leftsided spiral binding

Copperplate Script von Paul Antonio, A Yin & Yang approach

Copperplate Script

Copperplate Script

Preis: Price: 29,90 €

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Copperplate Script von Paul Antonio, Titelseite
Copperplate Script von Paul Antonio, Alphabet
Copperplate Script von Paul Antonio, Majuskel
Copperplate Script von Paul Antonio, Minuskel
Copperplate Script von Paul Antonio, script sample

Speedball Textbook, 24th Edition

The Speedball Textbook in its 24th edition offers contributions of 91 international renown calligraphers and graphic artists. Besides the numerous interesting features and instructions the English-language booklet contains plenty of modern and classical alphabets of different kinds. It is a source of inspiration to all calligraphers, designers and artist.

 

Format: 22 x 14cm, 120 pages, leftsided spiral binding

Speedball Textbook, 24. Auflage, 24th edition, A comprehensive guide to pen and brush lettering

Speedball Textbook

Speedball Textbook

Preis: Price: 12,90 €

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Speedball Textbook, Seite 26
Speedball Textbook, Seite 36
Speedball Textbook, Seite 99
Speedball Textbook, Seite 63
Speedball Textbook, Seite 71
Speedball Textbook, Seite 80
Speedball Textbook, Seite 86
Speedball Textbook, Seite 89

Alphabet Collection with Instructions

Included in the Alphabet Collection are instructions for the use of lettering pens as well as 13 calligraphy script fonts and 3 examples of text. Also included are instructions for the left-handed.

The booklet contains the following script fonts:

Roman Type, Roman Italic, Rustica, Unzial, Carolingian Minuscule, Bastarda Grande Llana, Italian Minuscule, Textur, Gothic Script, Schwabacher, Old English Letter, Kanzlei and Gröschke Semibold

Here you can view the alphabets contained in the booklet.

Alphabete-Sammlung mit Anleitung zum Schreiben mit der Bandzugfeder

Alphabete-Sammlung

Alphabet Collection

Preis: Price: 3,90 €

For the writing of the script fonts shown in the booklet, you need lettering nibs in different stroke widths. A selection of lettering nibs can be found here.

Schriftspiele, Experimentelle Kalligraphie, Denise Lach

The renowned typeface artist Denise Lach transforms photographic subjects from nature into typefaces in a fascinating way. More important to the author than the legibility of the typeface is the free creative translation of the motifs into an individual typeface. Handwriting offers everyone a very personal access to type textures and their various design possibilities. Apart from joy and enthusiasm, hardly any background in calligraphy is required to play with handwriting with different writing tools.

Format: 24.5 x 26.5cm, 192 pages, hardcover edition

Schriftspiele, Denise Lach, Experimentelle Kalligraphie

Schriftspiele, Experimentelle Kalligraphie

192 Seiten, 24,5 x 26,5cm

Schriftspiele, experimental calligraphy

192 pages, 24.5 x 26.5cm

Preis: Price: 30,68 €

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Schriftspiele, Denise Lach, Experimentelle Kalligraphie, Beispiel 1
Schriftspiele, Denise Lach, Experimentelle Kalligraphie, Beispiel 2
Schriftspiele, Denise Lach, Experimentelle Kalligraphie, Beispiel 3
Schriftspiele, Denise Lach, Experimentelle Kalligraphie, Beispiel 4
Schriftspiele, Denise Lach, Experimentelle Kalligraphie, Beispiel 5
Schriftspiele, Denise Lach, Experimentelle Kalligraphie, Beispiel 6
Schriftspiele, Denise Lach, Experimentelle Kalligraphie, Beispiel 7
Schriftspiele, Denise Lach, Experimentelle Kalligraphie, Beispiel 8
Schriftspiele, Denise Lach, Experimentelle Kalligraphie, Beispiel 9

Speedball, Elementary Alphabets

"Elementary Alphabets", the 24 pages beginners text-book, contains many alphabets and lots of information that is useful not only for beginners in the art of calligraphy. Thanks to the many illustrations the English-language booklet it is also inspiring and informative to those who are not familiar with the english language.

Elementary Alphabets, 24 Seiten, Zahlreiche Alphabet-Vorlagen mit vielen Informationen und Anleitungen

Elementary Alphabets

Elementary Alphabets

Preis: Price: 4,90 €

Schriftspiele - Das Postkartenbuch

This lovingly designed postcard book contains a selection of 40 calligraphies by the typeface artist Denise Lach. The postcards can be separated out.

Schriftspiele - Das Postkartenbuch, Kalligraphie von Denise Lach

Das Postkartenbuch, 40 Postkarten

12,5 x 17cm, gebunden, heraustrennbar

Das Postkartenbuch, 40 post cards

12.5 x 17cm, bound, tearsheet

Preis: Price: 20,42 €

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Schriftspiele - Das Postkartenbuch, Denise Lach, 40 Postkarten
Schriftspiele - Das Postkartenbuch, 40 Postkarten, Detailansicht

Calligraphy pocket guides

Writing with Lettering Nibs

This small leaflet includes a short manual for the use of lettering nibs. The snares that often make calligraphy difficult in the beginning are explained in a brief but clear way to avoid trouble right from the start.

Das Schreiben mit der Bandzugfeder, Kurzanleitung

Das Schreiben mit der Bandzugfeder

The use of Lettering nibs

Preis: Price: 0,50 €

Writing with flexible pen nibs

This leaflet is available in German language only. Measures: 4-paged leaflet, 21 x 8.5cm (folded)

The content of the leaflet can be viewed here.

Instruction for the use of flexible pen nibs

Anleitung zum Schreiben mit elastischen Federn

Instruction leaflet for the use of flexible pen nibs

Preis: Price: 0,20 €

Whittling a Bamboo Pen

Leaflet with instructions for the whittling of a bamboo pen. Each step is illustrated with a descriptive picture. Measures: 7.5 x 14.8cm (folded)

The content of the leaflet can be viewed here.

Anleitung zum Schneiden einer Bambusfeder

Anleitung zum Schneiden einer Rohrfeder

Instruction for the whittling of a bamboo pen (in German language)

Preis: Price: 0,30 €