Maureen Sullivan has produced the perfect handbook for helping you to develop and create your own original calligraphic style, and to enjoy the art of 'beautiful writing'.The book begins with the historical background to calligraphy; the materials and equipment you need; and basic techniques, including ruling the paper, basic strokes, pen angles and basic letters. The book then progresses through the most common hands - uncial, foundation, gothic, italic, sharpened italic and copperplate. Every letter of every hand is drawn out in stroke order and there is advice on letter and word spacing, all shown in clear, step-by-step photographs.
Maureen Sullivan studied calligraphy at Reigate School of Art and Design and then at Roehampton Institute in London under internationally acclaimed tutors such as Gaynor Goffe and Margaret Daubney. Maureen graduated from Roehampton with a BA (Hons) degree in Calligraphy and Bookbinding in 1997. She has since graduated from the Society of Scribes and Illuminators' Advanced Training Scheme and in 1998 was elected to Associateship of the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society. Maureen undertakes private and commercial commissions; teaches at adult education classes and takes private classes and workshops. She exhibits her work widely.
Introduction Materials and Equipment Basic techniques The hands Foundational Uncial Gothic Italic Sharpened italic Copperplate Gallery Index