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New Speedball Textbook
« on: December 29, 2015, 09:30:20 PM »
So the new edition of the Speedball Textbook is available.  Has anyone checked it out?  What is new?  Worth buying?

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Re: New Speedball Textbook
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2015, 11:45:51 PM »
Thanks for bringing it up.  I didn't even know it existed.  Because you mentioned it, I found things like this cool 1941 edition online http://www.printmag.com/design-inspiration/the-speedball-textbook/.

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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2015, 06:35:52 AM »
So the new edition of the Speedball Textbook is available.  Has anyone checked it out?  What is new?  Worth buying?

Ellen, I ordered it from JNB & got notice that they were delayed in shipping it.  I'll report back once I finally receive it!

Janis

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Re: New Speedball Textbook
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2015, 07:09:37 AM »

Ellen, I ordered it from JNB & got notice that they were delayed in shipping it.  I'll report back once I finally receive it!

Janis

Please do. I owned a 21st edition (mid-eighties), which is what I used to teach myself calligraphy. Having long since misplaced it, I would be interested in replacing it with the new edition if it's worth it.

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Re: New Speedball Textbook
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2015, 09:05:12 AM »
Janis...the books are shipping today!  I will try to take pics of a few days and post it.

We are offering free USA shipping till January 15th (website will be updated shortly, right now it says free shipping ends tomorrow).

 http://www.johnnealbooks.com/prod_detail_list/s?keyword=B4087

Cheers, Michael

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Re: New Speedball Textbook
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2015, 11:46:57 AM »
I got the new Speedball Textbook from John Neal Books and I like it very much.

Some features:
     Spiral binding
     Glossy thick paper
     color printing
     includes work by Kecseg, Crittenden, Held, Gautl, Weidmann, Sull, Waters, Takahashi & many more
     includes info on broad pen, pointed pen, brush, layout & design, contemporary, decorative, etc.

Whether someone else likes it as much will depend on what they are looking for, their experience, etc. 
Ev