Speedball® Calligraphy & Illustration Instructional Products
Representing an over century-long tradition for fine pen-making that began in 1899.
The Speedball Textbook® | 25th Edition
A celebration of the 105th year anniversary of the first edition’s debut, the 25th edition of The Speedball Textbook represents the vision of new co-editors Suzanne Cunningham, Carl Rohrs & Sachin Shah and boasts a diversity of technique and instruction unmatched in quality, including over 25 pages of enhanced pointed pen content. Visit the 25th edition's page to learn more, including how to order your own copy!
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!
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!
This best-selling introduction to pen lettering includes lessons on Roman, Gothic, uniform line drawings, borders and more!