Art Central Art Supply & Gallery www.artcentralslo.wordpress.com

1329 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo  805-747-4200


Paper & Ink Arts  www.paperinkarts.com


John Neal Bookseller www.johnnealbooks.com


Dick Blick  www.dickblick.com




Writing & Illuminating & Lettering

Edward Johnston

The father of western calligraphy resurgence.

Door Posts

Timothy Botts

Inspirational combination of image and lettering. Numerous styles of lettering and composition. 

Inspiration

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.

Supplies

International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwritiing

www.iampeth.com


John Stevens is a talented calligrapher and designer. www.johnstevensdesign.com


Visit Jake Weigmann's site. Jake is a certified

Mater Penman.

www.jakeweidmann.com


Yours truly spotted Jake Weidmann's art inside

the lobby of The Crawford Hotel, Denver Union

Station.


Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta

A 16th century manuscript from the J Paul Getty Museum Collection, it's all been done before!

Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering

Lisa Engelbrecht

The latest in fun and funky lettering on all surfaces.

Mary Lou Johnson

The Universal Penman

Engraved by George Bickham, 1743

Dover Publications, my go to reference for Copperplate Script and flourishing.

Scribe Artist of the Written Word

John Stevens

The premier lettering artist of Western calligraphy, John Stevens, has written his thoughts and ideas on the craft and art of hand lettering.  

The Speedball Textbook

Recomend any and all editions. Available in most hobby stores and Art Central in San Luis Obispo. Online from John NealBookseller.

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. 

Conferences and Retreats

Seattletters

2018 International Calligraphy Conference

July 14-21, 2018 Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington


Letters California Style

Kellog West Conference Center

February 16-19, 2018

Pomona, California






Jake Weidmann's Art in Denver Train Depot

The Art of Calligraphy

David Harris

Wonderful exemplars and stroke sequence samples.

Books

The Anatomy of Letters

Charles Pearce

Broad edge alphabets and sample text pages.

Calligraphy