The Universal Penman




      The Universal Penman
Very welcome magnificent Graphis A valuable addition for art directors Advertising AgeThis is the only complete edition available of one of the most famous and most useful books of commercial art ever printed George Bickham, a noted engraver and calligrapher, first compiled this work back in the 1740 s, from the best specimens of 24 of the leading calligraphers of his day Unfortunately, Bickham published his work in 52 separate parts, over a period of eight years In Bickham s own day it was difficult to get a complete set of the Universal Penman today, apart from this edition, it is virtually impossible, for most surviving 18th century copies lack certain rare plates This Dover edition, however, contains every plate which Bickham engraved, and each is reproduced from an original so remarkably clear that these modern plates are actually better than most 18th century originals.This book contains than 210 full page plates, each crammed full of beautiful and interesting material To list only part of its contents Over 125 pictorial scenes, clear copperplates of drinking scenes, family scenes, commerce, rustic festivities, duels, Over 200 script pictures, male and female heads, busts, cherubs, griffins, birds, fish, etc 19 complete alphabets round hand, round text, Old English, florid, foliated, and others 275 lettered specimens, overlaid with fine flourishes, swirls, spirals, featherings, volutes, etc Over 100 panels, frames, cartouches, and other effectsOver 950 lettered specimens, with thousands of words that can be lifted right off for reproduction.Individual items in this book are permission free, and may be used up to ten items per use without permission, payment, or credit line Calligraphers find Bickham the best source for English round handwriting commercial artists, advertising directors, and designers all find Bickham first rate as a source for immediately usable pictures and script that suggests antiquity, quality, and reliability Craftspeople have found it rich in unusual ideas and motifs, while libraries and art historians find it a wonderful collection of 18th century pictures illustrating art life. Download The Universal Penman – heartforum.co.uk

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      The Universal Penman
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  • Paperback
  • 212 pages
  • The Universal Penman
  • George Bickham
  • English
  • 13 December 2018
  • 0486206165

10 thoughts on “ The Universal Penman

  1. Kelly Daniel says:

    A useful tool for reference when practising the art of lettering.

  2. Eling says:

    Gorgeous as well as an interesting historical documentation of script and engraving Definitely getting my own copy.

  3. Benjamin says:

    An indispensable guide to superior penmanship and both a joy when making progress and a nightmare of frustration when failing miserably to follow in practice.

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