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Offline JERRY TRESSER

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Re: My Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #60 on: February 18, 2018, 08:47:51 PM »
I was wondering if you would be kind enough to provide some examples of your Foundational Hand. Possibly a few letters and maybe one or two diagonals.  What nib height are you using and what the pen angle is.  Appreciated.  I could not find any examples of this style in your post.  JERRY

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Re: My Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #61 on: February 19, 2018, 09:16:31 AM »
I'm sorry that you missed it - it's at the very beginning #2 just after Uncial.
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Re: My Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #62 on: February 19, 2018, 04:49:28 PM »
Thank you Ken, the problem was that i did not login. Very nice.  Respectfully, JERRY

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Re: My Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #63 on: April 05, 2018, 05:16:09 AM »
Ken, are you a master penman yet?  Because I swear after oggling and drooling after all your exemplars I am FLOORED...they are amazing...I'm out of words to describe my awe after this...

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Re: My Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #64 on: April 05, 2018, 09:52:23 AM »
Ken, are you a master penman yet?  Because I swear after oggling and drooling after all your exemplars I am FLOORED...they are amazing...I'm out of words to describe my awe after this...
Ken is too modest to respond in the affirmative to this question, so I will offer you my opinion:  Ken is indeed a master penman. He may not have the title that IAMPETH has conferred over the past 30 years or so, having never sought that title from them as far as I know, but surely would be granted that title if he were to seek it, imho. His work is better, again, in my opinion, than a number of people with the official title.
At best, in his modesty, he might describe himself as a scribe or master scribe.

Lest I reignite the discussion of what constitutes a master penman, which is discussed at length elsewhere on this forum, I would simply say I am old school on the matter, meaning I look at a person's work and compare it to the best work ever published that I've seen (for example, the "Universal Penman" for English Roundhand). Is Ken's work comparable? Yes, it is, again, in my opinion. That makes him a master by my lights. In olden times, that's how the title was granted, informally--by a person's peers based on the person's work. Whether or not a person has an "official" title granted by a self selected group is quite irrelevant.

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Re: My Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #65 on: April 05, 2018, 03:41:05 PM »
I am in complete alignment with @AnasaziWrites.  There are many times, I thought his work were generated from a computer typeface and I have suspected as so.  It wasn't until Sir Fraser described the process of this creation, that I was enlightened.  I am still at awe of his work.  I also recognized another master scribe, Michael Moore.

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Re: My Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #66 on: May 17, 2018, 07:10:29 PM »
Wow this is amazing!!
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Re: My Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #67 on: May 18, 2018, 05:49:37 PM »
Beautiful, amazing and wonderful work Ken Fraser. Thank you for the share of your talents that add more values to this forum.
Thank you again and again.