Speedball is proud to announce its newest instructional reference tool for lettering with the launch of Copperplate Script: A Yin & Yang Approach by Paul Antonio. Boasting 132-pages of highly informative and insightful content, Copperplate Script: A Yin & Yang Approach, presents new concepts and technical approaches that will completely reinvent the manner in which lettering artists tackle this beautiful script. Written by one of today’s most preeminent and well-known scribes, Paul Antonio, this ambitious work also features the works of nearly 25 additional lettering artists renowned around the globe.
In addition to offering an extensive, in-depth study of Copperplate Script, Copperplate Script: A Yin & Yang Approach provides a range of exercises and drills, practice words, exemplars, and variations, and dedicates particular attention to ligatures, double letters and ampersands. As comprehensive a resource as has ever been written for this script, this detailed manual is suitable for any level of ability from beginner to advanced calligrapher.
Paul trained as a Scribe and Heraldic Artist and went on to study Archaeological Illustration with a specialism in Ancient Writing Systems. His illustrative works on Egyptian Hieroglyphs are housed in the Metropolitan Museum, NYC and he serves as a scribe in the Crown Office, writing official documents when people become ennobled. Paul has also built one of the largest social media followings in the industry, with nearly 86k followers on Instagram* alone.