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Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo

 

Dr. Vitolo is the webmaster for both Zanerian.com1 and the Yahoo Ornamental Penmanship Group2. In 1999, he developed a passion for script in the Copperplate style, specifically Engrosser’s

script. Dr. Vitolo is also an avid historian of the golden age of American Ornamental Penmanship and an active member of The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH)3. He has written extensively on penmanship/calligraphy and lectured around the country on topics ranging from calligraphy to science. Dr. Vitolo holds two doctorates: a D.D.S (Dentistry) and a Ph.D. (Biochemistry). He is the Director of the Advanced Care Clinic and the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program at Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI.

 

1 http://www.zanerian.com

2 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Ornamental_Penmanship

3 http://www.iampeth.com

 

Calligraphic Resume

 

PUBLICATIONS (Partial List)

 

1) “Iron Gall Ink”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2001. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Newsletter

 

2) “The Point & When to Change It”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2001. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Newsletter

 

3) “The Master Penman Induction Ceremony”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2001. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Newsletter

 

4) “Letterform Analysis in Engrosser’s Script”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2002. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Newsletter

 

5) “Analysis of Letterforms: Part II of a Series”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2002. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Newsletter

 

6) “The Zanerian Manual”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo, Robert Hurford 2002. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Newsletter

 

7) “Lessons in Engrosser’s Script: Lesson I”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2002. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Newsletter

 

8) “Lessons in Engrosser’s Script: Part Two of a Series”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2002. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Newsletter

 

9) “Analysis of Letterforms: The Symmetry of Curves (Part 3 of a Series)”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2002. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Newsletter

 

10) “Lessons in Engrosser’s Script: Part Three of a Series”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2003. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Newsletter

 

11) “Letterform Analysis: Part IV, The Stem Loop

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2003. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Newsletter

 

12) “Lessons in Engrosser’s Script: Part Four of a Series”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2003. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Penman’s Journal

 

13) “Letterform Analysis: Part V, The Descender Stem Loop and The Baseline Crossing”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2003. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Penman’s Journal

 

14) “Setting and Stabilizing The Removable Flange”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2003. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Penman’s Journal

 

15) “Lessons in Engrosser’s Script: Part 5 of a Series”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2003. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Penman’s Journal

 

16) “Letterform Analysis: Part VI, Proper Slant Angle and the Leaning Tower of ‘E’

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2003. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Penman’s Journal

 

17) “Letterform Analysis Part VII, The Slant on ‘N’

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2003. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Penman’s Journal

 

18) “Lessons in Engrosser’s Script: Part 6 of a Series”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2003. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Penman’s Journal

 

19) “Lessons in Engrosser’s Script: Part 7 of a Series”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2003. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Penman’s Journal

 

20) “Needle Stitch Script”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2003. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Penman’s Journal

 

21) “Styles of Script”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2004. The Newsletter: The Association for the Calligraphic Arts. 7:20-22

 

22) “Demystifying the Oblique Penholder”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2004. The Newsletter: The Association for the Calligraphic Arts.

 

23) “Letterform Analysis Part VIII, The Key of ‘D’

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo 2004. The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrosser’s and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Penman’s Journal

 

INVITED PUBLICATIONS

 

1) Historical and editorial contributions to ‘A Biography of the Life and Times of F.W. (Frederick William) Tamblyn’

F.W. Tamblyn's Home Instructor in Penmanship, 8th ed. Ziller of Kansas City, Leawood, KS, 2002.

 

2) “American Masters of the Pointed Pen”

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo

2003. Letter Arts Review 18:46-49

 

3) Tips on using Dinky Tubes and Properly Inking a Nib

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo

2004. Tabellae Ansatae. (In Press)

 

4) Demystifying the Copperplate-Spencerian Script Enigma

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo

2004. Tabellae Ansatae. (In Press)

 

 

RARE INSTRUCTIONAL TEXTS (Scanned cover-to-cover)

 

 1)  The Madarasz Book (1911)

 2)  CC Canan: Collection of Penmanship (1921)

 3)  Knowles and Maxim's Real Pen Work (c. 1880)

 4)  Standard Practical Penmanship (Spencerian) (c.1880)

 5)  Theory of Spencerian Penmanship (c. 1870)

 6)  Palmer's Penmanship Budget (1919)

 7)  Spencerian Script and Ornamental Penmanship, Volume I (1989)

 8)  Gems of Penmanship by Williams and Packard (1867)

 9)  WE Dennis' Studies in Pen Art

10) The New Spencerian Compendium of Penmanship

11) WA Baird's Lessons in Round hand Script (Copperplate) from the Business Educator

12) EA Lupfer's Lessons in Engrosser's Script (Copperplate) from the Business Educator

13) The Business Educator: EL Brown Edition

14) The Business Educator: EA Lupfer Edition

15) The Blue Book Containing Photographs and Sketches of a Few Commercial Teachers by LE Stacy (1907)

 

 

PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS (Partial List)

 

1) Presentation: American Ornamental Penmanship: Historical Perspective

The IAMPETH Convention, Williamsburg, VA. 2000

 

2) Presentation: American Ornamental Penmanship: Historical Perspective

Greater Rochester Penmanship Club, Rochester, NY. 2000

 

3) Presentation/Master of Ceremonies: The First IAMPETH Master Penmen Induction Ceremony

The IAMPETH Convention, Kansas City, MO. 2001

 

4) Presentation: Ornamental Penmanship: An American Calligraphic Heritage

Annual Meeting of The New York Society of Scribes. 2002

 

5) Workshop on Engrosser’s Script

Iowa Scribes, Iowa City, IA. 2002

 

6) Workshop on Engrosser’s Script

The IAMPETH Convention, Chicago, IL. 2002

 

7) Workshop on Engrosser’s Script

Greater Rochester Penmanship and Calligraphy Club, Rochester, NY

 

8) Workshop on Engrosser’s Script

The IAMPETH Convention, Cleveland, OH. 2003

 

9) Presentation: Ornamental Penmanship: An American Calligraphic Heritage

San Antonio Calligraphers Guild, San Antonio, TX. 2003

 

10) Workshop on Engrosser’s Script

The Gulf Coast Calligraphy Guild of Pensacola, Pensacola, FL. 2003

 

11) Presentation: Ornamental Penmanship: An American Calligraphic Heritage

Cactus Quills Calligraphy Guild, Las Vegas, NV. 2004

 

12) Workshop on Engrosser’s Script

The IAMPETH Convention, New Orleans, LA. 2005

 

13) Workshop on Needle Stitch Script

The IAMPETH Convention, Naperville, IL. 2006

 

14) Workshop on Engrosser’s Script

The Cream City Calligraphers Guild, Milwaukee, WI. 2006

 

15) Workshop on Engrosser’s Script

The Cream City Calligraphers Guild, Milwaukee, WI. 2007

 

16) Workshop on Engrosser’s Script

The IAMPETH Convention, Kansas City, MO. 2007

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL PUBLICATIONS (Partial List)

 

Script in the Copperplate Style: Tips on Engrosser’s Script

A continuing series of instructional articles/images currently available online at The Ornamental Penmanship Group on Yahoo (2001-Present)

 

Instructional Text: Script in the Copperplate Style: A Workshop in Engrosser’s Script

Complete set of original instructional exemplars (2002, revised 2003)

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

*All these videos are available without cost at: http://www.iampeth.com/videos.htm

 

Video Series: Getting Started With Pointed Pen Scripts:

·        Before We Get Started

·        Adjusting the flange on your Oblique Penholder

·        Preparing the flange on your Penholder

·        Adjusting your Pen and Paper

 

Video Series: Fundamentals of Script in the Copperplate Style

·        The Fundamental Oval Form

·        The 'Retouched' Cutoff

·        The Fundamental 'i'

·        The Fundamental 'v'

·        The Compound Curve

·        The Square Cutoff

·        Fundamental Concepts: Drawing versus Writing

 

Video Series: Script in the Copperplate Style: Lowercase Letters

·        Lowercase Letters Group I, Part 1 of 3, c,e,o,s

·        Lowercase Letters Group I, Part 2 of 3, a,d

·        Lowercase Letters Group I, Part 3 of 3, g,q

·        Lowercase Letters Group II, Part 1 of 3, i,u,w

·        Lowercase Letters Group II, Part 2 of 3, j,l,t

·        Lowercase Letters Group II, Part 3 of 3, f,k

·        Lowercase Letters Group II, Supplement, The Double ll

·        Lowercase Letters Group III, Part 1 of 2, v,x

·        Lowercase Letters Group III, Part 2 of 2, r,m,n

·        Lowercase Letters Group IV, Part 1 of 2, b,h,y

·        Lowercase Letters Group IV, Part 2 of 2, p,z

 

Video Series: Script in the Copperplate Style: Uppercase Letters

·        Uppercase Letters: Guideline Usage

·        A Sample of Uppercase Letters: A,O,J,Z

·        Uppercase Letters F,T

·        Uppercase Letters, B,P,R

·        Uppercase Letters, U,X,Y

·        Uppercase Letters, D

·        Uppercase Letters, O,Q

·        Uppercase Letters, E

·        Uppercase Letters, C

·        Uppercase Letters, G,L,S

·        Uppercase Letters, H,K

·        Uppercase Letters, V,W

·        Uppercase Letters, Z

·        Uppercase Letters, I,J

·        Uppercase Letters, A,M,N

 

Video Series: Advanced Concepts

·        Gilded Script Using 23K Gold Leaf

·        Needle Stitch Script

·        Writing LARGE Letters, Capital B

·        The Symmetry of Curves

·        Fishhook Capitals

 

CALLIGRAPHIC WEB SITES OWNED

 

Zanerian.com

http://www.zanerian.com

Moderator/Owner,1999-Present

 

IAMPETH.com

http://www.iampeth.com

Web site founder, Web master from 2000-2003

 

The Ornamental Penmanship Group on Yahoo

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Ornamental_Penmanship

Moderator/Owner, 2001-Present

 

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