Conferences and Retreats
2018 International Calligraphy Conference
July 14-21, 2018 Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
Letters California Style
Kellog West Conference Center
February 2019 dates to be determined
Join a local guild or regional organization
Southern California Society for Calligraphywww.societyforcalligraphy.org
Search online for a local guild or society near you. I can't say enough about joining a like minded group of lettering artists and admirers of calligraphy. One conference and/or retreat will introduce you to a life-long love of handmade letters.
International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwritiing
John Stevens is a talented calligrapher and designer. www.johnstevensdesign.com
Visit Jake Weigmann's site. Jake is a certified
Yours truly spotted Jake Weidmann's art inside
the lobby of The Crawford Hotel, Denver Union
Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta
A 16th century manuscript from the J Paul Getty Museum Collection, it's all been done before!
Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering
The latest in fun and funky lettering on all surfaces.
The Art of Calligraphy
Wonderful exemplars and stroke sequence samples.
The Universal Penman
Engraved by George Bickham, 1743
Dover Publications, my go to reference for Copperplate Script and flourishing.
The Speedball Textbook
Recomend any and all editions. Available in most hobby stores and Art Central in San Luis Obispo. Online from John NealBookseller.
Scribe Artist of the Written Word
The premier lettering artist of Western calligraphy, John Stevens, has written his thoughts and ideas on the craft and art of hand lettering.
Favorites from my bookshelf are listed below. Recommended reading for reference, review and inspiration. Start collecting books written by the lettering artists included in the Speedball Textbook series.
The Anatomy of Letters
Broad edge alphabets and sample text pages.
Inspirational combination of image and lettering. Numerous styles of lettering and composition.
Mary Lou Johnson
Writing & Illuminating & Lettering
The father of western calligraphy resurgence.