Author(s): Alfred Fairbank
"The most interesting, as it is the most practical, book in its field." - The Spectator This classic introduction presents the fundamentals behind every aspect of the art of penmanship, from the necessary equipment to the best techniques. Many pages of demonstration scripts provide helpful accompaniment to the clear instructions. Written by an expert calligrapher whose books were widely used in schools, this volume offers an essential guide to those who practice or teach lettering and graphic design. AUTHOR: British calligrapher and handwriting expert Alfred John Fairbank (1895-1982) was a founding member and chairman of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators and founder of the Society for Italic Handwriting. His books were widely used in British schools, and he designed the upright italic typeface Bembo Condensed Italic for Monotype, which was digitized as Fairbank in 2005.