I am so excited to share news of a luscious new publication celebrating the work of one of my very favorite people, Alice. I wrote about Alice’s effect on my career a few years ago. So of course I am delighted that her fifty-plus years of unflagging excellence in the production of freelance calligraphy is being showcased in a fine new book.
Because it seems that to make anything of quality these days you must first crowdfund it, that is exactly what lettering artist and type designer Jerry Kelly is doing, over at Kickstarter, for the rest of this month. In what may be a rare occurrence outside the realms of rock and roll, the book of Alice reached its funding goal in under a week after its initial public offering. But there is still time for you to contribute to this worthy project. Extra funds collected are helping with production costs and giving this book some extra sheen.
Most of the higher-level rewards have already been snapped up, but the first level deluxe edition includes ten of Alice’s teaching charts. To my mind this is the best reward of all for contributing to this project. If you never had a chance to study with her, these charts will go a long way toward correcting that. Alice never did publish an instructional book, so this is the next best thing.
Alice, by gender or generation, has never spent too much energy “tooting her own horn.” At long last, she is able to enjoy the rest of us doing it for her. Her immaculate calligraphy and inspired designs will make this book a true collector’s item, and a welcome addition to any serious student’s bookshelf.