Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bonnie Noehr's Miniature Books and Calligraphy

Bonnie Noehr is a frequent customer here at Vintages searching out ribbons and other treasures to use with her books. She is a calligrapher and book artist, who currently serves as president of Pacific Scribes, the San Jose-based calligraphy guild. Pacific Scribes holds workshops and exhibits throughout the year. An exhibit, including calligraphy wall art and small books, will be on display at the Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA, December 1 - 31, 2011. 

Bonnie's latest creations are these two wonderful accordian miniature books.

The first is a small accordion fold book that has Japanese paper covers and Fabriano paper for the text.  The text is written in the Copperplate hand (Engrosser's script) using metallic gold watercolor and a vintage nib in an oblique pen holder. The book closes with a ribbon tie using ribbon Bonnie found at Vintages.





The Raven "recycled" is a book within a small tin, painted black. The pages are recycled from a Restoration Hardware catalog on which is written the complete text of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven using Copperplate and a variety of inks (many do not work on slick paper according to Bonnie) using a vintage nib in an oblique pen holder.




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