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Guide to Letter carving: three

This is the third in a series of demonstrations about how to letter carve in a time of pandemic. 6 mots de plus

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In honour of a decade: number 5

Two years ago I posted about a film describing the Monotype works.

This photo is of the caster I owned in the 1990s, working from a workshop in Bromley, Kent, UK. 32 mots de plus

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O my Giotto

How often do you draw an O? How often in this age of keyboards do you pick up a pen, pencil or brush and draw an O? 376 mots de plus

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What's the connection between Johannes Gutenberg [inventor], Felix Mendelsohn [composer] and Charles Wesley [Methodist]?

Simple answer = c400 years.

Full answer for the examination = the Gutenberg Cantata or Festgesang.

More detail even = Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.

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In honour of a decade: number 4

Ian Hamilton Finlay. I first wrote about this wordsmith/polymath in December 2010. You can read it here. To add to this, I now show two pieces that have been in my collection for decades. 55 mots de plus

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The [not so] New Typography

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about NonHuman books, and particularly the version produced by a machine of Tschichold’s The New Typography (1928). After publishing this piece I realised that I did not have a copy of this book, much to my surprise; confusing it with… 174 mots de plus

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Carving a letter R in stone

Check out this – and do not be deceived by the ‘simplicity’. Instead listen to the music made by the dummy striking the chisel.

This fine example of an R is in my possession, has been since it was carved by Tom Perkins in August 1992, when I attended my first letter carving workshop at a place called West Dean in Sussex. 10 mots de plus

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