Texas ABC’s book in Calligraphy


I had the pleasure of contributing to Texas ABC’s A Book of All Things Texas that was assembled by Kaligrafos, The Dallas Calligraphy Society (of which I am a member).  Now that the book is available for purchase, I would love to give you a preview of the finished pages.

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Cover of "Texas ABC's"

Each letter in this adorable book was created by a different member of the society and is paired with an illustration of something related to Texas.

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Pages A and B

Anita Hofmeister’s ‘A’ is crowned in a cowboy hat and stands for Texas’ state animal, the armadillo.

Representing Texas’ shoe of choice is Catherine Burkhard’s ‘B’ for boot.

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Pages G and H

I was excited to created the letter ‘G’.  I used a flourished style in multi-colors and paired it with a funky acoustic guitar.

The page across from mine belongs to Donna Sabolovic’s ‘H’orned toad.

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Pages Q and R

The feathered ‘Q’ was illustrated by Betty Barna and represents quills.

The red bandana ‘R’, done by Randy Stewart, corresponds to a favorite Texas activity — Rodeo.

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Pages U and V

The letter ‘U’, by Sherry Barber, represents popular Texas’ Universities, such as SMU, UT, A&M, Texas Tech, and BU.

The sunset colored ‘V’, lettered by Thomas Burns, is for vaquero (Cowboy in Spanish).

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Pages W and X

June Baty’s ‘W’ is paired with an ink illustration of a windmill and Louise Weber’s ‘X’ marks the spot for Dallas on a red Texas.

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Pages Y and Z

On the last pages, Brenda Burns’ ‘Y’ is for a lovely yellow rose and the slashed ‘Z’ for Zorro was illustrated by Carol Scott.  All of the words inside the book were lettered by Betty Barna.

Kaligrafos, The Dallas Calligraphy Society is a non-profit organization that promotes calligraphy and related arts.  This book is a great way to introduce children to the arts and it would also make a great gift for a Texas friend. Check out their website if you would like to purchase the book or find out more about Kaligrafos.

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And as always my calligraphy font, Belluccia, one of myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011, is available at : myfonts.com and fontbros.com.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nancy Evans
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 17:29:01

    Thanks so much for sharing this book with us! I love it. It will make a nice house warming gift for my daughter when she moves to California…..And a nice gift for my self and our Pennsylvania home!!!!

    Reply

  2. Marissa Clareen
    May 16, 2012 @ 23:53:10

    Awesome book

    Reply

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