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Offline sybillevz

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PENNAVOLANS - Awesome online resource!
« on: January 28, 2019, 10:32:34 AM »
Hello dear friends !

I've already shared this in another post, but I think this info deserves its own post too ;)

I just launched a new website where I'm sharing lots of information on traditional pointed pen styles, it's www.pennavolans.com

There, you'll find a huge list of copybooks and writing manuals published between 1525 and 1930, organized by century and country (it's in the bibliography section).

I also started a blog where I'm sharing the things I found out about the history of copperplate, a couple of posts are already up and I've got a few ideas for future posts... Tell me if you've got questions about this subject, maybe I can answer them in future posts ;)

Finally, I also started building a whole collection of letter variations found in several copybooks that I hope will help other calligraphers in their own practice. Right now, only the collection of A variations is available, but the other letters will soon follow.

Selling these "catalogues" will allow me to devote more time to the website and to create more free resources for the community.

Thank you for your support !

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Re: PENNAVOLANS - Awesome online resource!
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2019, 12:38:17 PM »
Hi Sybille,
Thank you so much for sharing this treasure with us. This is such a gift to the calligraphic community! I have modified your post to sticky it to the top of this board.  :-*
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Re: PENNAVOLANS - Awesome online resource!
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2019, 01:38:50 PM »
I have already visited your wonderful site @sybillevz it looks like youíve worked so hard on it.  Thank you for the time you have spent creating a valuable resource for us all to share xx
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 04:44:46 PM »
What an undertaking! Well done Sybille! I look forward to learning with you!
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Re: PENNAVOLANS - Awesome online resource!
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2019, 07:12:10 PM »
Thanks Sybille!

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2019, 02:07:50 AM »
Itís wonderful, @sybillevz 😀❤️! Thanks again for putting this together!
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2019, 03:01:11 AM »
Dear Sybille,

I just wanted to say thank you!
This is amazing and I might as well as forget the rest of the plans for my day because I feel like Iím going to be stuck either on this forum, or scrolling through your bibliography and poring through the books listed!

Thank you for your hard work bringing it all together, amazing!

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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2019, 08:13:03 PM »
YaaY! Old books! Thank you @sybillevz !

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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2019, 07:36:49 AM »
@Unlikely_scribe What a great resource! Thank you for all of your hard work!!

Janis