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A Research Centre for Calligraphy
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CALLIGRAPHY

Calligraphy and Design is a partnership established over thirty years ago, specialising in the field of calligraphy and lettering together with associated skills such as heraldry, book design and illustration, gilding, glass engraving and web design.

 

ORGANISATIONS

 

The Society of Scribes and Illuminators

The Society, based in the UK, is one of the most well-established and respected calligraphy societies in the world. Its website gives information about the Society, its aims, membership and activities. There are also pages giving information about what is currently happening in calligraphy and about other sources of interesting information.

 

Letter Exchange

The Letter Exchange, founded in 1988, is a society for professionals involved in the whole spectrum of the lettering arts and crafts, from calligraphy and letter-cutting, through design for print, publishing and typography, to signage and architectural lettering.

 

ATypI

ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) is the premier worldwide organisation dedicated to type and typography. Founded in 1957, ATypI provides the structure for communication, information and action amongst the international type community.

 

Wynkyn de Worde Society

The Society was founded in 1957, taking its name from William Caxton's journeyman, Wynkyn de Worde. Its members provide the Society with a wide spectrum of people dedicated to excellence in all aspects of printing and the various stages of its creation, production, finishing and dissemination. Since its foundation the Society has looked beyond the ever-changing techniques of the world of printing to the proliferating spheres of communication.

 

Microsoft Design

Eiichi Kono, EJF Board member, has designed Meiryo, a Japanese ClearType font for the Microsoft Corporation in collaboration with Matthew Carter and C&G in Japan. Details here

 

For Japanese visitors

Sites of interest include Microsoft Japan where the new Windows operating system "Vista" which features the ClearType font Meiryo mentioned above is announced. A screen shot of Meiryo can be found here

An interesting blog, Aki's Stocktaking has information on 'New Johnston' which was designed by Eiichi Kono for London Transport

Robundo is the publisher of the new Japanese version of Edward Johnston's Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering

Art at Clevancy

Calligraphy and Lettering Courses at Cliffansty Farm Clevancy, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 8ST. Details here

 

 

 

CALLIGRAPHY SUPPLIERS

 

Scribblers

Scribblers is a calligraphy supplies business based in the UK, shipping supplies worldwide. Extensive catalogue downloadable as a PDF.

 

ORIGINAL PRINTS

 

Roe and Moore are specialists in original prints from the twentieth century including a large collection of wood engravings and letterhead designs by Michael Renton.

 

DVDs

''Looking for Mr Gill' is a personal journey by resident film maker Luke Holland a journey in search of Eric Gill's Ditchling legacy. Gill was a hugely talented artist, calligrapher, sculptor, etcher, letter-cutter, font designer and polemicist. Gill's legacy is complex. An artist of acknowledged genius, his morals remain a subject of heated

 

 

 

 

 

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