Rachel Yallop

One of my favorite calligraphers, Rachel Yallop, does beautiful pointed pen work, among other letter styles. She demonstrated her method in the class I took with her at Legacies II in summer 2014. She keeps the angle of the pen staff to the paper quite shallow. I'm sure if I kept my pen at the same angle, my letters would look just this good. Not.

Here's a video of Rachel Yallp, calligrapher extraordinaire, writing copperplate with a straight pen holder. Originally shared publicly by Rachel on Facebook May 15, 2014.

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A video of Rachel Yallop , calligrapher extraordinaire, writing copperplate with a straight pen holder. Originally shared publicly by Rachel on Facebook May 15, 2014

Brian Dettmer on Ted Talks

Brian Dettmer has an interesting take on the current role of books. He talks of the book as a body, a tool, a machine, a landscape. He makes an interesting book is not the best format for non-linear information; digital media does that better. He says that just as photography allowed painting to quit its day job, now that most of our information is stored in digital form, the book is becoming something new.

But watch it yourself: