The Speedball Textbook® (24th Edition)

First published in 1915 by Ross F. George, The Speedball Textbook is the superlative resource for artists and letterers of all ages and skill levels.  Representing a celebration of the 100th year anniversary of the first edition’s debut, the 24th edition of The Speedball Textbook offers the vision of new co-editors Angela Vangalis and Randall Hasson.  Containing enhanced content that will provide readers with instruction and inspiration for techniques and styles ranging from medieval to modern, this unrivaled instructional guide showcases the work of nearly 70 of the most well-known and well-respected modern-day scribes from around the world.  (120 pages)

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Calligraphy & Illustration Poster

Provides an informative overview outlining the nib, holder and ink pairings that are ideally-suited for a range of calligraphy and illustration projects, all in a beautiful layout created by Angie Vangalis and line drawings by the amazing Janet Takahashi!

Drawing & Lettering Poster

Copperplate Script: A Yin & Yang Approach by Paul Antonio

Speedball is proud to announce its newest instructional reference tool for lettering with the launch of Copperplate Script: A Yin & Yang Approach  by Paul Antonio.  Boasting 132-pages of highly informative and insightful content, Copperplate Script: A Yin & Yang Approach, presents new concepts and technical approaches that will completely reinvent the manner in which lettering artists tackle this beautiful script.  Written by one of today’s most preeminent and well-known scribes, Paul Antonio, this ambitious work also features the works of nearly 25 additional lettering artists renowned around the globe.

In addition to offering an extensive, in-depth study of Copperplate Script, Copperplate Script: A Yin & Yang Approach provides a range of exercises and drills, practice words, exemplars, and variations, and dedicates particular attention to ligatures, double letters and ampersands.  As comprehensive a resource as has ever been written for this script, this detailed manual is suitable for any level of ability from beginner to advanced calligrapher.  Click here to learn more or find out where to buy!

Elementary Alphabets

Elementary Alphabets

This best-selling introduction to pen lettering includes lessons on Roman, Gothic, uniform line drawings, borders and more!