The Speedball Textbook, 25th Edition
Speedball Textbook, A Comprehensive Guide to Pen & Brush Lettering. First published in 1915 and now in its 25th edition, this book is the superlative resource for artists and letterers of all ages and skill levels. Presented in a convenient lay-flat construction, it features 120 pages of exemplars, contributors' works and innovative technical insight. With three co-editors and 75 additional contributing artists, the Speedball Textbook boasts a diversity of technique and instruction unmatched in quality, including over 25 pages of enhanced pointed pen content.
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