John Neal Books

Worldwide supplier of calligraphy and bookbinding tools and books in Nashville TN
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Trained as a Calligrapher Gilder Heraldic Artist I practise and teach both traditional and modern calligraphy
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Happy National Donut Day!Enjoy this beautiful, donut-themed, calligraphic pangram by @anintran to celebrate! Materials used for this piece: oblique holder, Hunt 101 nib (N77), Iron Throne Fox & Quills ink (I160), Borden & Riley Boris Marker Layout paper (P09). All thats missing are the sprinkles...
How well do you know your nibs? See if you can guess the nib by the silhouette, then swipe to see if you were right! Let us know how many you got right /5 in the comments!5/5 - A true Nib Master!4/5 - Nib-tastic!3/5 - Pretty sharp.2/5 - Your tines are misaligned.1/5 - Maybe you should try marker...
Theres combining illustration and lettering, and then theres THIS. Have you ever seen a more detailed single letter???This incredible Cathedral C was created by @stephano.lettering using a combination of 2H, HB, and 2B pencils. The detail achieved using only pencils is amazing! John Neal Books c...
Mothers Day Weekend starts now! Be sure to show some love to the mothers and impactful women in your lives this weekend! If you dont have a gift yet, heres a stunning card idea from @juliarazz_c ! This piece was created with 5x7 watercolor cards, walnut ink, gold watercolor, Hunt 22b nib, obliqu...
Today is the last day to get FREE SHIPPING on order of $75 or more! Take advantage of this deal before it ends at midnight! No coupon code needed; discount applied at checkout. Visit now!#calligraphy #calligraphysupplies #artsupplies #bookbinding #spring #stockup #sale #freeship...
Let's start some good discussion within the calligraphy community! If you've been doing calligraphy for a while now, leave some advice for those just starting out. If you're new to calligraphy, ask a question. Let's have some fun, share some knowledge, and make this community even stronger! See y...
Round 2 of the JNB Spring Stock-Up Sale starts today! Now through Sunday, you get FREE SHIPPING on orders over $75! (No promo code needed; shipping will be adjusted at checkout.) Visit to stock up on all your favorite calligraphy supplies!#calligraphy #calligraphysupplies #artsu...
Spirit First, Technique Second - Ginchin FunakoshiWe absolutely love this quote AND the beautiful lettering! A great reminder for us all no matter where we are on our calligraphic journey. This piece was created by @redtype_ using watercolors, a Speedball C-4 nib, and a Hunt 101 nib. Check out Jo...
It's time for the JNB Spring Stock-Up Sale! This weekend only, we're offering an additional 10% off the basics! (Discount automatically applied in cart.) You can find discounts on nibs, holders, practice pads, inks, gouache, dinky dips, & more! Visit to shop for deals on all the...
All that glitters is not gold. But this masterpiece is! This glistening illuminated J by @oliveleafcalli was created using 22k gold leaf, Winsor & Newton gouache, Escoda brushes, a straight holder, pointed nibs, Fabriano paper, and Swarovski crystals! We love the detail in the raised gilding! Rem...
Flourishes are so N right now.Shoutout to @tmtcalligraphy - a master of the flourish! Absolutely stunning work here with a straight holder, Zebra G nib (N118), Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Ink (I59), and Canson XL Cold Press Watercolor Paper (P113). You can all your calligraphy needs at www.JohnNe...
B is for Bright, Bold, & Beautiful. A perfect way to describe this lovely Fraktur B from @stellahism , created using Ecoline Ink (I153) and a Winsor & Newton 995 Chisel Brush (BR01). This B is part of an ongoing series creating Fraktur majuscules with a flat brush! Visit Stellas page for more det...