The Speedball Textbook
The Speedball Textbook is a comprehensive manual and reference book on pen and brush lettering. With 96 excellent pages of instruction, this textbook displays the best samples of calligraphic work in a two-color format. It includes fifteen alphabet exemplars, a variety of techniques and guides to spacing and design, and masterful samples of today's best calligraphy.
Authors: Joanne Fink and Judy Kastin. Paperback. 5 ¾" x 8 ½". 24th edition.
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