John Stevens Limited Edition Prints | These prints are archival, and limited. Produced in eight colors with light fast inks. Most are 13″x19″. One can even order an original, brush Roman alphabet on Arches Text paper. Click here…
John Stevens has written and produced a book: Scribe: Artist of the Written Word.
A new book from John Stevens will be finally available the 2nd week in July 2013. 264 pages showing his work across 3 decades including work done as a calligrapher, lettering artist and graphic designer. Original pieces done on paper, carved in stone, painted on walls, and designed for album covers, book jackets, magazines, the web, etc. Published by John Neal Books.
Letter cutting in stone for signage, memorials, quotations. This is not your average folksy wood carving, rather a refined, highly developed approach to lettering in wood & stone. The height of this approach to lettering was probably reached in Europe between the period from WWI to WWII. There are a few highly skilled practitioners here in the US, but we are seeing less and less of this type of work. We (Martin O’Brien & John ) feature it because we believe in it. Sandblasting is to fine letter carving what fast food is to gourmet dining. Check out this gallery for examples.
Typeface Design: Stevens Titling is a Roman letterform written with a brush. The brushmarks are visible in varying degrees. Stevens Titling is a collaboration between John Stevens & Ryuichi Tateno of Japan.
This type is unique in that instead of 4 weights, you have 4 weights of brushy-ness. Available from Linotype Corporation.
T-shirt design is a kind of side-item. JSD has designed many shirts with a mostly calligraphic theme of some kind. The majority of them can be bought at John Neal Books. But the newest “3 chords and the truth” can be purchased at The B-string Guitar Shop here in WS, NC.
My FB page. I have just started this page in August 2012. I am working out what this page needs to be, but I will be posting and updating on a regular basis. So, if you are on FB, have a look.
John Stevens Blog: Topics mainly focus around why the hand written, drawn, painted & carved letter matters.
Briem’s Letterform Report 2012 : A wonderful collection of articles and artwork using letter forms from an international collection of artists working in a variety of media.
What’s on the 6th floor? SFPL’s San Francisco History Center / Book Arts & Special Collections Blog ( I recently discovered this nice mention, but more importantly, everyone interested in letters should know about the collection. Susie Taylor was a very influential curator and has nurtured this collection to be one of the best.