This book provides clear, easy to follow instructions on the essential skills required for copperplate calligraphy. It also serves as an interesting reference for the more experienced calligraphers seeking inspiration, ideas, and further information on advanced techniques. Flourish is a lavishly illustrated throughout with photographs, full colour illustrations, an expert examples of fine handwriting to complement the written descriptions. Alongside a thorough grounding in the practical basics the observation in this book will equip you with everything you need to develop a unique writing style of your own. No formal knowledge of calligraphy is necessary.
Flourish owes a great debt of inspiration to George Bickham’s The Universal Penman. Compiled in the 18th century, this book was the first of its kind and now stands as the quintessential reference for western copperplate calligraphy.
Flourish is likewise a teaching aid for the calligraphy student, and a reference for admirers of the craft. The book takes you on a journey through the world of pointed pen lettering.
History of Copperplate Handwriting,
Lower-Case Letters, Capital Letters, Alphabets, Numbers,
Analysis of Historical Script, Variations, Flourishing Script,
Mandalas, Quill Flourish Design, Decorative Birds, Calligrams,
Embellished Words, Anfang Alphabets, Monogram Letters,
Layout and Design, Arranging Text in a Manuscript.
200pp. 21cm x 28cm (8.25″ x 11″).
Veiko Kespersaks is a renowned calligraphy artist whose works combines elements of pointed pen calligraphy, historical lettering, and modern lettering. The author of two calligraphy books, Veiko’s influence as an artist and a teacher has been stimulating interest in calligraphy in Europe and further afield for over 20 years.
He has established a successful calligraphy studio in central London and has received commissions from clients such as Harrods, Patek Philippe, Prada, and Universal Pictures.
Veiko is a fellow of The Calligraphy and Lettering art Society (CLAS) and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators (SSI) in 2007.