Great combination of work from revered sign painters, artists, and designers from the 40s and 50s- Eugene Metcalf and Arthur Newhall- and two stellar contemporary calligraphers- Carri Ferraro and John Stevens. In the initial 26 pages, California artist Carri Ferraro presents the basics:getting started, foundational, uncial, black letter, versals, and italic. Additionally, she takes us through the process of illumination. Newhall and Metcalf's Roman Chancery, batarde, flourishes, and borders are presented in fifteen pages. Forty-six pages showcase the work of John Stevens-20 alphabets, instruction on techniques, and a bit of advice on digital enhancement. Also included are thirteen pages lined for twelve specific alphabets for copying or using directly in the book. You will want this one!