Get all three books in the Uncommon Numbers Triology edited by Brenda Casey Zoby!
Calligraphic Numbers, by definition, should not be merely legible and functional, but beautiful. Calligraphers and lettering artists use them every day to write numbers on envelopes, certificates, invitations, business cards, signs, and posters, among other things. Yet when we study calligraphic hands, the numerals are often glossed over or treated as an afterthought. The purpose of the Uncommon Numbers Series is to draw attention to a largely overlooked subject and to provide the best possible examples of written and drawn numerals for study and inspiration.
Uncommon Numbers I and II feature breathtaking numerals from over 50 master calligraphers across the world, including Julian Waters, Sheila Waters, Georgina Artigas, Hermann Zapf, Martin Jackson, and so many more. Although not intended as an instruction manual, many numerals include information about pen angle, x-heights, and tools & materials in the hopes of inspiring calligraphers to practice themselves.
The Uncommon Numbers Manual offers the kind of in-depth analysis of numerals that has been traditionally reserved for letterforms. Each contributing artist begins their chapter with a disussion of a calligraphic hand's general characteristics, followed by exemplars and detailed instructional notes on the numerals themselves.
This Trilogy set makes a great ift for students who already have some experience with calligraphy and have an interest in expanding their calligraphic numeral knowledge. Edited by Brenda Casey Zoby. Uncommon Numbers and Uncommon Numbers II are both paperback and 61 pages. The Uncommon Numbers Manual is spiral-bound and 79 pages. All books measure 8.5" x 5.5" and come packaged together in a paper box.