Spencerian Handwriting

The Complete Collection of Theory and Practical Workbooks for Perfect Cursive and Hand Lettering
Author: Platt Rogers Spencer
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612435424
Category: Art
Page: 144
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THE FIRST ALL-IN-ONE EDITION OF P.R. SPENCER'S CLASSIC PENMANSHIP PRIMER INCLUDING STEP-BY-STEP LESSONS AND PAGES FOR PRACTICING Easy to understand yet challenging to perfect, the Spencerian system was the standard for all personal and business correspondence in the 1800s. While modern students are barely taught cursive, for more than a century schoolchildren were dutifully drilled in intricate penmanship using this original primer. Now you can follow the step-by-step instructions and practice on the included workbook pages to learn: • The seven Spencerian principles • Proper pen positioning • Finger and arm movement • Heights and widths of letters • Spacing between letters and words • Optional shading effects With Spencerian Handwriting, you can add a personal touch to all your handwritten letters and notes reminiscent of simpler, more elegant times.

Spencerian Handwriting

The Complete Collection of Theory and Practical Workbooks for Perfect Cursive and Hand Lettering
Author: Platts Roger Spencer
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612435289
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Spencerian Penmanship Practice Book: The Declaration of Independence

Example Sentences with Workbook Pages
Author: Schin Loong
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612438164
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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An all new Spencerian practice book features the timeless words of Thomas Jefferson Practice makes perfect! It’s no secret that improving your Spencerian penmanship requires practice. Unfortunately, Platt Rogers Spencer published less than 30 Spencerian practice sentences. That’s why this helpful workbook offers over 180 pages of all-new phrases and sentences for you to refine your lettering. Across the top of each page is carefully composed Spencerian lettering by penman Schin Loong. Below the sample sentence is line after line of practice space where you can master your letter height, width, spacing, stroke weight and more. The pages are even perforated so it is easy for you to tear them out and practice on a perfectly at surface. But this book contains no ordinary words—they are the immortal phrases from the Declaration of Independence that define freedom and liberty, such as “We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal.”

Spencerian Copybook #4


Author: P. R. Spencer
Publisher: Mott Media
ISBN: 9780880620864
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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This copybook completes the capital alphabet and provides practice on all the letters as they appear in words.

Italic and Copperplate Calligraphy

The Basics and Beyond
Author: Eleanor Winters
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486275132
Category: Art
Page: 240
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This guide for novices with some experience offers the chance to advance to the next level. Detailing two of the most popular styles of calligraphy, this text features well-illustrated, step-by-step instructions by an expert calligrapher, from the basics to tips on texture and color.

Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy

A Step-by-step Manual
Author: Eleanor Winters
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486409511
Category: Art
Page: 192
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Practical guide teaches elegant 18th-century writing style. Each letterform demonstrated stroke by stroke with clear explanation. Write quotations, poems, invitations, more. Numerous black-and-white illus. Bibliography.

Spencerian Penmanship Practice Book: the Declaration of Independence

Perfect Example Sentences with Workbook Pages
Author: Harvest Crittenden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781612436791
Category: Art
Page: 128
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An all new Spencerian practice book features the timeless words of Thomas Jeffereson and perforated, tear-out pages The secret to success is no secret: Practice. Practice. Practice. But for those wanting to master Spencerian penmanship, there are currently fewer than 30 practice sentences available. And those are in low quality reproductions of 19th century pamphlets. Until now! This all new book offers over 100 pages of example sentences written by Harvest Crittenden, America's foremost expert on the Spencerian script. Developed in the United States, the Spencerian system was the standard for all personal and business correspondence in the 1800s. And this book rightfully reflects the script's origin by using the text from the greatest of American documents: The Declaration of Independence. Each page in this handy workbook includes clearly penned lettering across the top of the page, plus line after line of practice space below where students can master letter height, width, spacing, stroke weight, and more. The pages are even perforated so it is easy for you to tear them out and practice on a perfectly flat surface.

The Art of Cursive Penmanship

A Personal Handwriting Program for Adults
Author: Michael R. Sull
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
ISBN: 9781510730526
Category:
Page: 176
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A thorough guide to making your cursive writing efficient, legible, and expressive.

Write Now

A Complete Self-teaching Program for Better Handwriting
Author: Barbara Getty,Inga Dubay
Publisher: Portland State Univ Continuing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 96
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Calligraphy in the Copperplate Style


Author: Herb Kaufman,Geri Homelsky
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486240371
Category: Art
Page: 31
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Simple and straightforward guide takes you step by step through the entire process of creating copperplate lettering: the nine basic strokes, lower-case and upper-case letters, how to join letters into words, and how to form numerals and punctuation. Bracketing the instructional chapters is information on materials and proper preparation. Guide sheets. 64 illustrations.

The Palmer Method of Business Writing

A Series of Self-Teaching in Rapid, Plain, Unshaded, Coarse-Pen, Muscular Movement Writing
Author: A N 1859-1927 Palmer
Publisher: Andesite Press
ISBN: 9781298516091
Category:
Page: 102
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The Art of the Handwritten Note

A Guide to Reclaiming Civilized Communication
Author: Margaret Shepherd
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780307432780
Category: Reference
Page: 176
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When you receive the daily mail do you jump to open the handwritten envelopes first because you can’t wait to see who has written and why? Or do you hold those letters aside to savor and enjoy after you are done sorting your bills and tossing the junk mail? Whatever your approach, you no doubt recognize the importance of the note that comes in a unique envelope with distinct handwriting and possibly a decoration or two. Indeed, in an age when even birthday greetings are sent by e-mail, the personal letter is appreciated more than ever before. For those who enjoy writing notes, or those who value doing so but find themselves intimidated by the task, acclaimed calligrapher Margaret Shepherd has created both an epistolary tribute and rescue manual. Just as you cherish receiving personal mail, you can take pleasure in crafting correspondence. Love, gratitude, condolences, congratulations–for every emotion and occasion, a snippet of heartfelt prose is included, sure to loosen the most stymied letter writer. Not only providing inspiration for the content of the missives, The Art of the Handwritten Note gives thorough instruction in the specific details that give so many men and women the jitters when it comes to correspondence that can’t (or shouldn’t) be produced on a keyboard. From overcoming illegible penmanship to mastering the challenge of keeping straight margins, avoiding smeared ink, and choosing stationery that is appropriate but suits your style, this is a powerful little guide to conveying thoughts in an enduring–and noteworthy–way. From the Hardcover edition.

George Bickham's Penmanship Made Easy, Or, The Young Clerk's Assistant)


Author: George Bickham
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486297798
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 61
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Unabridged reprint of extremely rare 18th-century manual offers helpful hints on forming letters, holding the pen, arm and wrist positions, and posture. Includes rich sampling of alphabets, maxims, didactic verses, and other words of advice. Charmingly illustrated instruction manual for calligraphers, commercial artists,and devoteés of fine penmanship.

The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting


Author: Anne Trubek
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620402165
Category: History
Page: 192
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The future of handwriting is anything but certain. Its history, however, shows how much it has affected culture and civilization for millennia. In the digital age, handwriting is less necessary than ever before, and indeed fewer and fewer schoolchildren are being taught how to write in cursive. Signatures--far from John Hancock's elegant model--have become scrawls. In her recent and widely discussed and debated essays, Anne Trubek argues that the decline and even elimination of handwriting from daily life does not signal a decline in civilization, but rather the next stage in the evolution of communication. Now, in The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting, Trubek uncovers the long and significant impact handwriting has had on culture and humanity--from the first recorded handwriting on the clay tablets of the Sumerians some four thousand years ago and the invention of the alphabet as we know it, to the rising value of handwritten manuscripts today. Each innovation over the millennia has threatened existing standards and entrenched interests: Indeed, in ancient Athens, Socrates and his followers decried the very use of handwriting, claiming memory would be destroyed, while Gutenberg's printing press ultimately overturned the livelihood of the monks who created books in the pre-printing era. And yet new methods of writing and communication have always appeared. Establishing a novel link between our deep past and emerging future, Anne Trubek offers a colorful lens through which to view our shared social experience.

Extraordinary Hand Lettering

Creative Lettering Ideas for Celebrations, Events, Decor, & More
Author: Doris Wai
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1510721924
Category: Art
Page: 160
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Are you a curious hand lettering beginner or long-time enthusiast looking to take your craft to the next level? Or are you a DIY guru or event planner wishing to breathe new life into a boring gift, event signage, or party décor? Extraordinary Hand Lettering opens your eyes to the endless possibilities in the world of creative lettering, showing you how to work with types of surfaces, such as wood, glass and acrylic, chalk, and even mirrors. First, learn the simple tools and tricks of hand lettering essentials—cursive and basic typefaces, creating balance and composition, and how to draw letters, as well as secret tips on what words you should choose to spotlight or shadow. Then, discover the lettering potentials of everyday items by transforming household objects or discarded items, such as old vintage mirrors, jewelry, and furniture, into a customized gift, unique decoration, quirky art piece, or stunning signage—all with the right lettering and choice of pen, pencil, or marker. For all DIY art-and-crafters, homemakers, and small business entrepreneurs, lettering is a versatile and necessary skill that can repurpose the old into something that is new, beautiful, and functional. Finally, draw inspirations from twelve whimsical projects suited for the girlie girl, the sophisticated man, or the modern minimalist. Combine the art of lettering and upcycling crafts to bring beauty into your everyday lifestyle.