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Bill Wahlgren
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Basic Instruction Video(DVD)

Post by Bill Wahlgren » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:48 pm

Hi,

Can anyone recommend a good hand-lettering instruction video/DVD for beginners? Ideally, it would include information on materials and tools (enamels, brushes, etc.).

Many thanks,
Bill Wahlgren

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Re: Basic Instruction Video(DVD)

Post by David Slade » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:19 pm

Some of you fellas set up a dvd recorder and make some extra$$$!

Let's hope they do it, Bill.

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Re: Basic Instruction Video(DVD)

Post by Doug Bernhardt » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:10 pm

Try you-tube.....have seen a couple of things there from time to time. Some are a "purchase the feature length" trailer

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Re: Basic Instruction Video(DVD)

Post by Bill Wahlgren » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:36 am

Great. Thanks, everyone! I'd be interested in knowing what folks think is the best book for beginners, too. I just thought a video might give me a better sense of the actual physical movement and approach, etc., of hand lettering.

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Re: Basic Instruction Video(DVD)

Post by Kent Smith » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:46 am

Mike Stevens had a good hand lettering video out but I have not seen it in many years.

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Re: Basic Instruction Video(DVD)

Post by Jerry Berg » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:56 am

Mike had this posted not too long ago. This would be your best.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mike-Stevens-BRUSH- ... 500wt_1107

Don't know if it is still available but worth a try!

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Post by Bill Wahlgren » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:15 am

Many thanks.
Bill

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Post by David Slade » Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:17 pm

I like E. C. Matthews's books cause they are simply written and he makes you feel like you can do it.

This might be a no-no but I found these free downloadable books:

How to Paint Signs and Sho Cards E. C. Matthews
http://www.archive.org/details/howtopaintsignss00matt

The Master Painter (1907)
http://www.archive.org/details/masterpainter00unkngoog

David's Practical Letterer (Mike Jackson's fav ??)
http://www.archive.org/details/davidspracticall00hack

Good Luck!

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Re: Basic Instruction Video(DVD)

Post by Bill Wahlgren » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:20 pm

Great. Thanks much!

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Re: Basic Instruction Video(DVD)

Post by Danny Baronian » Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:54 pm

Hi Bill..... and any others new to the forum looking for information.

At the top of under Topics is a list of list of sign related books. Anyone wishing to add to the list can do so there. There are no videos, but contain good information.

Listed below are also links to the American Sign Museum. I haven't been to the site for a while, but it appears to have been expanded and would be worth a look.
On their site they also have a list of the top 25 recommended books.

Lastly, the tab at the top of the Hand Lettering forum marked The Letterheads Site contains history, tips and techniques and supplies.

http://www.handletteringforum.com/forum ... f=2&t=1372
http://www.signmuseum.net/library/topbooks.asp
http://www.signmuseum.net/home.asp
http://www.theletterheads.com/glawson/glawsonmain.html
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Re: Basic Instruction Video(DVD)

Post by Bill Wahlgren » Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:21 pm

Much obliged.

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Post by erik winkler » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:32 pm

Jerry Berg wrote:Mike had this posted not too long ago. This would be your best.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mike-Stevens-BRUSH- ... 500wt_1107

Don't know if it is still available but worth a try!

I am the new owner of the video....
Since there is something like a copywrite I can not digitize it and put it on you tube....
Realizing we are in the 2nd renaissance of the arts.
Learn, copy and trying to improve...
Still in the learning phase ;-)
Amsterdam Netherlands
www.ferrywinkler.nl
www.schitterend.eu
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Re: Basic Instruction Video(DVD)

Post by Dale Johnson » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:50 pm

Can anyone comment on the "Society of Gilders" instructional meet in Chicago June1st thru June 6th. I am just getting into the more complicated aspects of gilding and am curious if this is way over my head or maybe just wonderful. I do gilding on small signs and have used real gold and affordable gold (not real gold) for several years.

Thanks for any advice you might have.

You can check it out at society of guilders.com . It appears to be real worthwhile.

Thanks, Dale Johnson

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Re: Basic Instruction Video(DVD)

Post by bart boonen » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:40 am

I recently bought the pierre tardif DVD "the ABC of Sign Painting".
It's a little bit pricy (i thought) but gives a good view for a newby as myself.

Anyone here seen it?
Any thoughts on the DVD, of is that a whole new subject?

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Re: Basic Instruction Video(DVD)

Post by Kent Smith » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:37 am

The price of education is never small and the value is only related to what you will get out of it and the expectation of what you will do with what you learn. Consider the fact that the current average for College Tuition is over $9000. Trade school tuition hovers at just over $5000 for two years. I have seen small parts of Pierre's video and it is well done. Mike Stevens approach to lettering is classic. I have videos on gold leaf techniques (now being remastered) as does Bill Betz and Sarah King has one on angel gilding. There are many more relevant videos out there on many topics.

Better yet, plan to attend the Letterheads 40 meet in Cincinnati Sept. 24-27 where there will be Letterheads University including many beginner workshops. The intent of these classes/workshops is to pass on the techniques that are the foundation of our craft.

go to www.letterheads40.com for information where there will be updates weekly until registration goes live April 1.

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Re: Basic Instruction Video(DVD)

Post by bart boonen » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:11 am

Hi Kent,

So true what you say about the price of education (as i'm a teahcer myself, i totally agree!). And yes the Tardiff DVD gives good insight, for sure. I can't open the Mike Stevens video posted in this thread... Is is something that's for sale/ searchable on the internet?

And this Letterheads University sounds like a dream, but it's a bit long drive from the Netherlands :) (and i just missed the Mike Meyers workshop in Amsterdam... I'll be these next time)

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Re: Basic Instruction Video(DVD)

Post by Kent Smith » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:58 am

Agreed it is a long "drive". I am sure Mike will be back near you again. You should also get in touch with Erik Winkler since he is closer to you. Mike Stevens died a number of years ago so his video is out of production and was only on VHS originally. No video is a good as working with someone so watch for opportunities as they arise. Good Luck.

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