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 . . . the journal of the Washington Calligraphers Guild.

WCG members receive the latest issue as a benefit of membership and new members receive it in their membership packet.

Previous issues are available for purchase here.

Vol.45, No.2, Spring 2023

Arabic-script Calligraphy

This 36-page issue features the work of calligraphic artists associated with Scripts ‘n’ Scribes, a Washington, DC-area organization which connects teachers and students working with Arabic-script calligraphy and related manuscript arts. With lush images and insightful articles, this issue profiles accomplished artists Mohamed Zakariya, Deniz Bektaş, Lubna Zahid, Bahman Panahi and Elinor Aishah Holland as well as several students. 

Vol.45, No.1, Winter 2023

Visual Music

Edited by Jonathan Homrighausen, this issue features 15 works of contemporary calligraphy which engage sacred texts in thoughtful ways. Each work is paired with a commentary exploring the interaction of text and visual form. Artists featured: Michel d’Anastasio, Georgia Angelopoulos, Ann Hechle, Sophie Verbeek, Diane von Arx, Martin Wenham, Peter Halliday, Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan, Susan Hufton, Manny Ling, Connie Chen, Avraham Borshevsky, Gemma Black, Izzy Pludwinski, and Sheila Waters. 36pp.

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Vol.44, No.1, 2022

Sheila Waters: Her Golden Thread

This Scripsit by editor/designer Julian Waters is a memorial tribute to Sheila Waters and a sequel to the 2010 Scripsit issue Sheila at 80: A Retrospective. In Sheila Waters: Her Golden Thread 1929–2022, we see how her finished exhibition pieces were culminations of many stages of fine-tuning. "She would often start a piece over from scratch or re-do large sections. Her iconic Roundel of the Seasons was no exception, taking 1000 hours to complete."

Cover: At age 19 Sheila Waters created her first roundel, ©1948, final exam piece at Medway College of Art for the British National Diploma in Design.

Vol.43, No.2, Fall 2021

WCG's 45th Anniversary:
Letters Nurtured in Solitude

Julian Waters edited and designed Scripsit Vol 43 No 2 (Fall 2021), a tribute to WCG’s 45th Anniversary and the calligraphers it has nurtured. The 60-page magazine showcases the artwork of 26 invited and juried calligraphers interpreting the theme, "Letters Nurtured in Solitude" during the Covid pandemic. 


The Process of Artwork, Part 2

Vol.43, No.1, Spring 2021

In Part Two of The Process of Artwork, editor and designer Randall M. Hasson explores the creative process through the work of Dan Mooney, Peter Thornton and Michael Clark. In 36 image-rich pages, these noted calligraphic artists expand on their approaches to the birthing of lettering and artwork. Dan Mooney explains how experimentation with materials (gold leaf!) and techniques lead to new paths; Peter Thornton's endless variations on Versals delight; Michael Clark on how one teacher led this young student to think outside the box.

Vol. 42, No.2, Fall 2020

The Process of Artwork, Part 1

The Process of Artwork (Part one) is the theme of Scripsit Vol. 42, No.2 (Fall 2020). Editor Randall M. Hasson explores three diverse approaches to the birthing of an artwork. Featured in Part 1 of 2 are: Sherri Trial, whose inspiration and impulse lead to the creation of tiny artworks; Cherryl Moote, whose imagination and intuition result in a unique letterform; and Tamara Stoneburner, whose research and resilience over seven years produced a 10-generation family tree.


Vol. 42, No.1, Spring 2020

A New Wave of
Lettering Artists

Editor Randall M. Hasson introduces "A New Wave of Lettering Artists" -- millennial calligraphers and artists to keep an eye on as their careers flourish and mature. Observed Hasson, "We in the lettering community have long talked about the aging of the lettering population, so it is interesting to consider where these representative artists come from and how they found us."

Vol.41, No.2, Fall 2019

25 Years of Graceful Envelopes

To mark the Graceful Envelope Contest’s 25th year, the Washington Calligraphers Guild published Scripsit Vol. 41, No. 2 (Fall 2019), with a selection of winning envelopes from all 25 years. In 48 full-color pages, editor/designer Lorraine Swerdloff presents 270 Graceful Envelopes by 147 lettering artists. (Because winning envelopes from earlier competitions were showcased in four previous Scripsits, this issue devotes extra space to 2015-2019 contest winners.)


Vol.41, No.1, 2019

Unusual Lettering Tools

In Scripsit Vol. 41, No. 1 (2019), Editor Randall M. Hasson explores the Unusual Lettering Tools created by eight lettering artists. Ernesto Casciato, Yukimi Annand, Carol DuBosch and Larry Brady demonstrate new shapes and designs for texture and lettering; Lorna Crane, Rich Waller and Elizabeth Schowachert work with artist tools they have adapted for calligraphy; and the desire for a calligraphic mark leads Alan Ariail to a journey of discovery. These 38 pages are packed with surprising tools and the marks they create--a must-have for any adventuresome artist.

Vol.40, No.1, Spring 2018

Calligraphers of Ukraine, Russia 
and Nordic Baltic Countries

In this issue, editor Michael Clark focuses on calligraphic artists from Russia as well as Ukraine, Finland and nearby countries. Featured artists include Natasha Toropitsyna, Svetlana Molodchenko, Anja Lehtinen, Andrey Martynov and Oleksiy Chekal.

Vol. 39, No.1, 2017

The Pointed Pen 2

In Scripsit Vol. 39, No. 1 (2017), Editor Michael Clark continues his focus on The Pointed Pen from his 2015 issue. This new volume contains different people, different pointed pen styles, different applications as well as a sampling of different techniques and letters. Featured artists: Mike Kesceg, Heather Victoria Held, Keith Morris, Don Marsh, Hoffmann Angelic Design, a gallery of other talented contributors plus a look at how Christopher Held creates and decorates his custom pen holders.

Vol. 38, No. 2, Fall 2016

Pens & Protocol: The Calligraphy of Official Washington, Vol. 2

Designed by Lorraine Swerdloff, Vol. 2 of Pens & Protocol: The Calligraphy of Official Washington displays 140 images of certificates and awards, invitations, menus, and place cards, greeting cards, stamps and more. The 44 full-color pages feature the elegant work of: White House calligraphers Pat Blair, Debra Brown and Becky Larimer; Inauguration luncheon calligrapher Sammy Little; calligrapher to the Vice President Lee Ann Clark; State Department calligrapher Jen Nicholson; Interior Department awards by Marta Legeckis; as well as Mohamed Zakariya's presidential commission in Arabic and his Eid postage stamps for USPS; and stamps by Julian Waters, Jessica Hische and Michael Doret. 

Vol.38 No.1 & Vol.37 No.2, Summer 2016

Hermann Zapf: A Life in Letters

In the Summer 2016 Scripsit (Vol 38.2 & 37.1), Julian Waters has produced a magnificent retrospective of Hermann Zapf: A Life in Letters. In 76 full-color pages, we see his work as a consummate calligrapher, prolific book designer and creator of beautiful typefaces. Waters, who was a student and close friend of Professor Zapf for 35 years, said, "Zapf was the 20th century’s preeminent virtuosic calligrapher, a quiet trailblazer whose influence runs so wide and so deep that it cannot be quantified."

Vol. 37, No.1, 2015

The Pointed Pen 1

The pointed pen is the focus of Scripsit Vol. 37, No. 1 (2015). Editor Michael Clark features the work of Pat Blair, Lee Ann Clark, Harvest Crittenden, James Fazz Farrell, Maximiliano Sproviero, Tamara Stoneburner and Rachel Yallop, as well as a gallery of art by other noted pointed pen calligraphers. Michael selected the participants, who display and discuss their work in 34 full-color pages, for their different approaches.

Vol. 36, No. 2, Fall 2014

The Graceful Envelope, 2009-14

The Fall 2014 Scripsit (Vol. 36, No. 2), devoted to the Graceful Envelope Contest, features full-color reproductions of 141 selected winning envelopes from 2009 through 2014. Editor/designer Lorraine Swerdloff is the coordinator of the annual competition, which encourages participants from around the world to incorporate the given theme in a creative design while using artistic hand lettering to address the envelope. Rounding out the issue are comments from contest judges about what makes a successful Graceful Envelope and two pages of winning entries by high school students.

Vol. 36, No.1, 2014

Contemporary Book Artists

Nine contemporary book artists are featured in Scripsit Vol. 36, No. 1 (2014): David McGrail, Suzanne Moore, Nancy Leavitt, Elizabeth McKee, Yukimi Annand, Marina Soria, Eliza Holliday, Carol Barton and Susan Smith. Along with 36 pages of color images, editor/designer Michael Clark provides explanations from the artists about their techniques and design processes.

Vol. 35, No. 2, 2013

Calligraphers Abroad

Edited by Michael Clark, Vol. 35, No. 2 (2013) showcases the artistry of Marsha & Larry Brady as well as these talented international calligraphers he "met" through social media: Sergey Shapiro of Moscow, Russia; Patrick Leung of Hong Kong, China; Marina Marjina of Ekaterinburg, Russia; James Fedor of Kansas City, MO; and Rachel Yallop of Great Britain. The lettering artists display and discuss their work in 32 full-color pages.

Vol. 35, No.1, 2013

In producing Vol. 35, No. 1 (2013), Kate Irwin drew on one of her favorite quotations -- "Every artist dips his brush in his own soul" -- to ask these calligraphers how their personal experiences inspired their art: Carrie Imai, Anne Cowie, Charles Pearce, Annie Cicale, Katherine Malmsten, Laurie Doctor and Iuean Rees. Their insightful responses plus stunning artwork equal 36 pages of artistic inspiration.

Artistic Inspirations

Vol. 34, No. 2, 2012

Experimentation & Innovation

In Vol. 34, No. 2 (2012), Michael Clark has produced another issue of creativity, excellence, experimentation, innovation and devotion to letters. In 32 full-color pages, these international lettering artists both show and discuss their work: Iskra Johnson (illustration and informal scripts with pointed brush and pen); Izzy Pludwinski (Hebrew and western letterforms); Carl E. Kurtz (letters as texture and form); Peter Thornton (compositions exploring texture, lettered with pencils); Michael Clark (lettering with ruling pens and other tools); and the Memorials by Artists network (letter carving).

Vol. 34, No.1, July 2012

The July 2012 issue (Vol. 34, No. 1), designed and edited by Maryanne Grebenstein, focuses on collections of illuminated manuscripts that reside in the United States. Four collections are featured: The Morgan Library in New York; The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore; the New York Public Library; and the Boston Public Library. The full-color, 32-page issue features images of manuscripts as well as a directory with information about manuscript collections that can be found online. This issue is a valuable resource for anyone interested in studying illuminated manuscripts.

Manuscript Collections

Vol. 33, No. 2, 2011

A Celebration of Letters

Edited by Michael Clark, Vol. 33 No. 2 (2011) is an issue about "creativity, excellence, experimentation, innovation and a celebration of letters." The full-color, 32-page issue showcases seven international lettering artists: French calligrapher Michel D’Anastasio, whose letters are Photoshopped to produce dramatic effects; Carl Rohrs of Santa Cruz, CA, who brings his unique energetic style to each commission; Martin O'Brien, a woodworker who collaborates with John Stevens in Winston-Salem, NC to carve letters in wood and stone; France's Claude Mediavilla, who specializes in gestural calligraphy and abstract painting; Sophie Verbeek of Switzerland, who experiments with free gesture calligraphy; the beach calligraphy of Andrew van der Merwe of Cape Town, South Africa; and Israel's Malla Carl, whose specialty is the Bible in art and lettering.

Vol. 33, No.1, 2011

All 65 calligraphic artworks displayed in the Guild's 35th Anniversary Exhibit are reproduced in full color, as well as five of the 60 pieces from the "Nice Rendition" companion exhibit. Such acclaimed calligraphic artists as Diane von Arx Anderson, Eliza Holliday, Hermann Zapf, Jean Larcher, Kristen Doty, Carl Kurtz, Marsha Brady, Larry Brady (whose art appears on the cover), Sheila Waters, Julian Waters, Pat Blair, Mike Kecseg, Reggie Ezell and Tim Botts are represented in this 48-page issue. Edited by Lorraine Swerdloff, the magazine (Vol. 33, No. 1) also reviews highlights of WCG activities from 1976 to 2011.

35th Anniversary Exhibit

Vol. 32, No. 1&2, Summer/Fall 2010

Hand & Heart: Calligraphers Embellish Family Celebrations

Titled Hand & Heart: Calligraphers Embellish Family Celebrations, the Summer/Fall 2010 issue (Vol.32, Nos.1&2) features wedding and event calligraphy by Lee Ann Clark, Patty Leve, Joan Machinchick, Tamara Stoneburner and Christine Tischer. Includes family trees, certificates of marriage and Jewish wedding contracts (ketubot), wedding invitations, reply cards, menus, seating charts, guest books and more. This 48-page double issue by Lorraine Swerdloff contains 100 full-color images plus a bonus back cover--an invitation by Patricia Blair.

Vol. 31, No.2&3, Fall 2009/Winter 2010

A major retrospective exhibition of Sheila Waters' artwork was held in the Washington, DC area in 2009, and this special double issue Scripsit reproduces 300 pieces from the show in full color -- a fitting celebration of her lifetime as a calligrapher, artist, teacher and author. The issue, which includes Sheila's commentary on many pieces, was edited and designed by Julian Waters, who created a typeface based on Sheila's Carolingian hand that is used for the first time here.

Sheila at 80:
A Retrospective

Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring 2009

The Spring 2009 Scripsit (Vol. 31, No. 1) is a 24-page issue featuring full-color reproductions of 64 winners of the Graceful Envelope Contest from 2006 through 2008. Each year contestants were encouraged to incorporate the given theme in a creative and artistic way, while using calligraphy to address the envelope. Entrants interpreted the 2006 theme--A Fine Line--with lines of every description, from bee lines, clotheslines and fishing lines to line dancing and even felines. The 2007 theme--A Mailable Feast--inspired a banquet of culinary creativity. In 2008, entrants fulfilled the theme "C's the Day" with words and phrases that begin with the letter C. Edited and designed by Lorraine Swerdloff, 

The Graceful Envelope, 2006-2008

Vol. 30, No.2&3, Fall 2008/Winter 2009

This hefty 52-page double issue is titled Washington, DC's Calligraphic Underground: Interviewing its Instructors and Professionals. Editor T.M. Stoneburner conducted candid and informal interviews with some of the area's most regarded calligraphic instructors and professionals: Carolyn Behnke and Caroline Gillin (instructors for the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program), stonecarver Ann W. Hawkins, Alana Maubury Hunter, Anne Mackechnie, Caren Milman, Jill Norvell, Ann Pope, Peggy Shields Schiefelbein, and Ingrid Weber. The issue includes more than 150 images by these artists, 100 of which are in full color.

DC's Professionals

Vol.29.3/Vol.30.1, Fall 2007/Winter 2008

Pens & Protocol: The Calligraphy of Official Washington, Vol. 1

This 48-page double issue by Lorraine Swerdloff contains more than 150 full-color reproductions featuring the work of White House calligraphers Patricia Blair, Debra Brown and Rick Muffler, State Department calligrapher Jennifer Nicholson, and WCG members David Hobbs, Marta Legeckis, Sammy Little, Mary Lou O'Brian and Julian Waters, whose lettering for the federal government, Postal Service and Smithsonian Institution is integral to Official Washington.

Vol. 29, No.2, June 2007

The June 2007 issue (Vol 29, No. 2), edited by Lee Ann Clark, showcases selected works from WCG's 30th Anniversary Exhibition, which was on view at Letterforum 2006 (the 26th International Gathering of Lettering Artists) and, joined by works from Letterforum faculty, was exhibited October 20 to November 4, 2006 at The Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. In addtion to 24 pages of artwork (12 in full color), the issue includesreminiscences from several long-time members on the 30th anniversary of WCG and "a last word" from Sheila Waters, the guild's first president. (Cover art by Jean Larcher)

30th Anniversary Exhibit

Vol. 28.3 & Vol. 29.1, 2006

Letterforum 2006

A special double issue of Scripsit commemorated Letterforum 2006 (Vol 28  No.3 and Vol 29 No.1), the international gathering of lettering artists hosted that year by the Washington Calligraphers Guild. Editor Rose Folsom captured the spirit of the week-long conference, with photos of participants and faculty, artwork from the many exhibits and remarks by noted speakers.

Vol. 28, No.1, Winter 2006

Hand-lettered holiday cards is the theme of the Winter 2006 Scripsit (Vol. 28, No. 1), featuring the creations of a dozen members of the Washington Calligraphers Guild. In addition to showing a delightful assortment of creative cards, the editors, Ella Jankowiak and Jordenne Ferrinogton, sought to showcase the work of a representative range of the membership, from hbbyist to professional. "We hope these ideas will inspire others to begin creating their own calligraphic expressions," they wrote. The issue features a 4-page full-color tribute to Muriel Parker, who, for the 15 years prior to her death, designed Christmas cards to be assembled into ornaments for the recipient's tree.

Greeting Cards

Vol. 27, No.3, Fall 2005

The Fall 2005 Scripsit (Vol. 27, No. 3) is devoted to the Graceful Envelope Contest, which was created by the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum in 1995 and now is administered by the Washington Calligraphers Guild. The 24-page issue features full-color reproductions of 65 of the winning envelopes from 2003 through 2005. Each year contestants were encouraged to incorporate the given theme in a creative and artistic way, while using hand-executed calligraphy or fine lettering to address the envelope. Inventive relationships between the postage stamp, the envelope design and the lettering were encouraged. Editor Lorraine Swerdloff also wrote a history of envelopes for this issue.

The Graceful Envelope, 2003-2005

Vol. 27, No.2, August 2005


The August 2005 issue (Vol. 27, No. 2), edited by Michael Clark, looks at a wide variety of contemporary professional lettering work, including greeting cards, rubber stamps, commercial design, invitations and logos. The issue features work by Stephen Rapp, Rose Folsom, Ann Alaia Woods, Pat Blair, and Name Brand stamps (Dini Stewart and Linda Abrams). Packed with images, it also provides the artists' insights into their creative process. The issue includes a commentary on the future of Speedball by its CEO.

The January 2005 issue (Vol. 27, No. 1) showcases the work and careers of the Washington Calligraphers Guild's four honorary members, Sheila Waters, Charlie Hughes, Ieuan Rees and Hermann Zapf. Editor Mary Lou O'Brian sent each a questionnaire covering numerous aspects of their art, education and experience. The issue prints their intriguing responses with dozens of examples of their lettering.

Vol. 27, No.1, January 2005

Honorary Members

Vol. 26, No.3, June 2004

Work from 'Otherwhere'

In the June 2004 Scripsit (Vol. 26, No. 3), editor Michael Clark urges readers to look for "nuances that provide insight into the letterform" in 24 pages of lettering by French calligrapher Jean Larcher, the Canadian design team of Ivan Angelic and Andrea Hoffmann, Irish letter carver Gareth Colgan, Belgian calligrapher Yves Leterme, and New York lettering artist Bob Boyajian.

The January 2004 Scripsit (Vol. 26, No. 2), produced by Michael Clark, explores the many ways calligraphers can approach the same text--in this case, the words "Ich Bin" (from Exodus 3:14, meaning "I am"). The issue reproduces 28 calligraphic treatments by renowned lettering artists. 

Vol. 26, No.2, January 2004

Ich Bin by 28 Artists

Vol. 26, No.1, Sept. 2003

Sketches to Final Art

Titled "Lettering Design: Sketches to Final Art," the 24-page Sept. 2003 issue (Vol. 26, No. 1) by Julian Waters tracks his creative process from commission to completion. Ever wonder how a commercial lettering artist works with clients to create logos, magazine titles, signage, awards and other major commissions? In this issue Julian details his process with instructive text and images, including preliminary and revised sketches he presented to clients and their development into the final art.

The December 2002 issue of Scripsit (Vol. 25, No. 3) is devoted to the Graceful Envelope Contest, which was created by the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum in 1995 and now is administered by the Washington Calligraphers Guild. The 24-page issue by Lorraine Swerdloff features full-color reproductions of 60 of the winning envelopes from 1995 through 2002. Each year contestants were encouraged to incorporate the given theme in a creative and artistic way, while using hand-executed calligraphy or fine lettering to address the envelope. Inventive relationships between the postage stamp, the envelope design and the lettering were encouraged. This Scripsit showcases 60 of these stunning envelopes by artists from across the U.S. and abroad, all in full color.

Vol. 25, No.3, December 2002

The Graceful Envelope, 1995-2002

Vol. 25, No.2, June 2002

Fonts from Written Forms (part 2)

Typefaces created from the hands of commercial lettering artists is the subject of two Scripsits titled "Letters: From Written to Digital Forms" that were compiled, edited and designed by Michael Clark (Vol. 23, No. 3 and Vol. 25, No. 2—June 2002). Each page provides an example of a font and the handwritten form that inspired it, with comments by the artist about the challenges of conversion.


Vol. 25, No.1, February 2002

Through the Eyes of Critics

The February 2002 Scripsit (Vol. 25, No. 1) examines some of the pieces in the Washington Calligraphers Guild's 25th anniversary exhibition through the eyes of two respected art critics. David Tannous and Nancy Ungar bring fresh insight to calligraphic art as they hash out their impressions of what they saw while touring the exhibit.

Vol 24, No 3, Fall 2001

The Scripsit published in Fall 2001 (Vol. 24, No. 3) also celebrated the Guild's 25th anniversary with coverage of the 25th anniversary exhibition and recollections by members. Edited by Nan Jay Barchowsky, the issue reproduced eight of the exhibited pieces in color and 28 in black and white, plus 12 of the Graceful Envelopes. As an added bonus, a full-color print of Sheila Waters' "How Do I Love Thee?" was inserted in each issue, suitable for framing.

25th Anniversary Exhibit

Vol. 24, No.1&2, Summer 2000

A Chronology of the Lettering Arts

"A Chronology of the Lettering Arts from 1850 to 2000" was produced by Paul Shaw jointly for the Washington Calligraphers Guild and the Friends of Calligraphy in San Francisco. The double issue (Vol. 24, Nos. 1&2) covers individuals, events, organizations, publications, typefaces, tools and materials, exhibitions, and other information helpful in tracing the transformation of the lettering arts since the late 19th century.

Vol 23, No 3

Fonts from Written Forms (part 1)

Typefaces created from the hands of commercial lettering artists is the subject of two Scripsits titled "Letters: From Written to Digital Forms" that were compiled, edited and designed by Michael Clark (Vol. 23, No. 3 and Vol. 25, No. 2). Each page provides an example of a font and the handwritten form that inspired it, with comments by the artist about the challenges of conversion.



Vol. 23, No.2, April 2000 

The Abstract Side of Letterforms

Another Scripsit edited by Michael Clark explored the abstract side of letterforms, with astonishing examples from calligraphers Arthur Baker, Susan Skarsgard, Carl Kurtz, and Silvia Izi working in a variety of media on paper. In assembling the issue, Clark sought to dispel the notion of abstract as intentionally obscure. "It is much more demanding to use a single stroke, a letter, a word or a series of words to create a visual that defies being read, but gives meaning and purpose to the paper upon which it rests," he explained.

Vol 23, No 1, December 1999

In The Flow

Edited by Hermineh Miller, the issue explored such Eastern concepts as flow and energy, and discussed how to bring the benefits of Yoga, meditation and Aikido to creative expression. "Being 'in the flow' is a place we all want to be," she wrote. "Yoga, meditation and Ki work can help us to be in that place. By being still and listening to those voices that are usually drowned out, by aligning our bodies and our spirits, by working with breath and energy, we can access our inner core, freeing us to express our authentic selves."

Vol 22, No 2, Summer 1999

The Calligraphic Tradition in Blackletter Type was written and produced by calligrapher Paul Shaw. In 48 pages packed with calligraphic and typographic examples, Shaw demonstrates how the basic varieties of Blackletter, Textura, Rotunda, Bastarda and Fraktur, emerged from manuscript models.

Calligraphic Tradition
in Bla
ckletter Type

Vol. 21, No.3, Summer 1999 

Collaborative Discoveries

"Collaborative Discoveries" explores the creative interaction that occurs when two or more calligraphers work together on a project. Editor Joan Machinchick discusses the book of poetry she produced with Lynne Carnes and Suzanne Heany and an ongoing calendar project she does with five other calligraphers. Marta Legeckis and Jane Coates each shared her perspective on a piece they created together called "Conversations."

Vol. 21, No.2, Winter 1999

In his Letterforms series, Michael Clark asked several of America's top lettering artists to address a specific tool or alphabet. "The how's and why's of an individual piece of lettering provide insight into not only the work itself but the artist's process," Clark explains. Among the topics covered are: John Stevens on the brush; Julian Waters on Italic; Ward Dunham on the chisel-edged pen; Peter Horridge on combining illustration and calligraphy; and Michael Clark himself on the ruling pen.

Tools & Alphabets

John Stevens’ Class: Goals of Class, Contributors, Exemplars of Roman Letters, A Language of Form, The Critiques, Portfolio, Interview with John Stevens and samples.

Vol. 21, No.1, Summer 1998 

John Stevens: His Class

Vol. 20, No.3, Winter 1998

Editor Michael Clark showcased the art of Letterforms with examples from Peter Thornton, Werner Schneider, Gudrun Zapf Von Hesse and Christopher Haanes.

The Living Word

Vol.40, No.2, 2018

40th Anniversary Exhibit

Artwork displayed in the Washington Calligraphers Guild's 40th Anniversary Exhibit were featured in Scripsit Vol. 40, No. 2 (2018). Exhibtion Chair Maureen Squires produced the 36-page issue, showing the work of WCG members Yukimi Annand, Pat Blair, Elizabeth Blinn, Annie Cicale, Monica Cimino, Michael Clark, Barbara Close, Ann Czapiewski, Kristen Doty, Marta Legeckis, Sammy Little, Joan Machinchick, Ayako Makabe, Felicia Brice McFail, Judy Melvin, Deanna Nim, Martin Parker, Marcy Robinson, Maureen Squire, Derrick Tabor, Chris Tischer, Nahid Tootoonchi, Derrick Tabor, Joanne Wasserman, Julian Waters and Sheila Waters.

In this issue, The Brush, editor Maureen M. Squires curates the stories and work of 10 calligraphers working in brush lettering: Gottfried Pott, Marilyn Reaves, Karen Charatan, Massimo Polello, Luca Barcellona, Laurie Doctor, Judy Melvin, Eliza Holliday, Yves Leterme and Maureen Squires.

Vol.39, No.2, Fall 2017

The Brush

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