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 Post subject: Re: List of Sign Related Books (some out of print)
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:23 am 
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A couple books I ordered finally arrived yesterday - Mastering Layout by Mike Stevens, and The Art of Hand Lettering by Helm Wotzkow. I'm excited to dive in! The Art of Hand Lettering looks especially juicy.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:02 am 
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I just ordered as many of the recommended books as were available and a big thanks to David Slade for those links. I look forward to getting them printed.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:40 am 
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I just bought "Logo Font & Lettering Bible" by Leslie Cabarga and it sure sheds a lot of light on the very technical aspects of lettering and logo design. The reading is also quite delightful (I cannot think of a better word). I bought it at Books a Million, in Daytona Beach, FL for $26.99 with my discount. At least to me, it is well worth the money. Merry Thanksgiving to one and all.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:59 am 
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This is not a sign book, really, but still it is an eye-opener. Wood type was usually used like other type - print black ink on white paper - but sometimes a printer would use color. And if one were an adventurous, meticulous printer, there were 'chromatic' types that printed over themselves (in register) to give multi-color results. This is a .pdf of the William Page chromatic catalog - about 35mb.

https://ia601007.us.archive.org/25/item ... 42_000.pdf

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Just look at the wacky green "shading" - it's a perspective or something...

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:35 pm 
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Wow, that is great Lee. Almost too much to take in on one sitting. Definitely some designs to draw upon.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:10 am 
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The Decorator's Assistant (1847)
This is not about signs exactly but it is chock full of mind-blowing pen and ink scrolls and floral designs.

Volume 1
https://archive.org/details/decoratorsassist01lond

Volume 2
https://archive.org/details/decoratorsassist02lond

Volumes 3~5
https://archive.org/details/decoratorsassist35lond


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 Post subject: Re: List of Sign Related Books (some out of print)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:11 pm 
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Hello everyone, I'm new to this board here but there seems to be a ton of inspiring and impressive material here.

I recently launched a new website called Lettering Library where I'm going through my personal collection of old lettering, sign-painting, alphabet, monogram, and scroll books and posting them as downloadable PDF's at the rate of 4 books per month. I currently have Prang's Standard Alphabets, Real Pen Work - Self Instructor in Penmanship, Art Monograms and Lettering by J.M. Bergling, and Distinctive Lettering and Designs by A.J. Hewett available for purchase. Or you can subscribe and save a bit of money that way and get four books delivered via email to you every month. I hope you find this as a useful resource!

https://www.letteringlibrary.com/shop


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 Post subject: Re: List of Sign Related Books (some out of print)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:07 am 
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A guy called "Graphic Jules" on FB (maybe he's here ?) just uploaded "Sign Painting Course" by E.C Matthews on archive.org :
https://archive.org/details/ECMatthewsSignPaintingCourse

And i've Just received the last book of Louise Fili, "Grafica Della Strada: The Signs of Italy" released last month. It's a good source book, with a lot of glass signs, and quite cheap.
http://www.amazon.com/Grafica-della-Strada-Signs-Italy/dp/1616892692/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412341606&sr=8-1&keywords=Grafica+Della+Strada%3A+The+Signs+of+Italy


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Here's another sign making book: Making Wood Signs, Patrick E. Spielman, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. N.Y. 1981
ISBN 0-8069-5434-5 AACR2
ISBN 0-8069-8984-X

It has a lot of illustrations, examples, hand carving, routing, carving machines, sandblasting, and source of supplies,

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I learned from Sign Painting Techniques by Ralph Gregory from Shawano Wisconsin
and a manual I think it was called How to Paint Signs by Fredrick Ivar Louvret from Gainesville Texas.
Both are excellent and very down to earth in their language.
I posted small tributes to both these men on this page...
http://meetjohnnydough.blogspot.com/


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This is a nice book about a great letterer from about 1910 to 1950. Not sign painting, but posters and printed ads and some killer monogram sketches. And it is being remaindered, so it's cheap.

http://www.budsartbooks.com/index.php/l ... r-217.html

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 Post subject: Re: List of Sign Related Books (some out of print)
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Someone tell me where to buy or download the book "Gold leaf tehcnigues" Kent H. Smith in format PDF? To order a printed version is not possible, as its shipment in Ukraine will be more expensive than the cost of the book itself.


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