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The legacy of Edward Johnston

Gerald Fleuss

Friday 14 September | 11:30 – 12:00
Location: Sallis Benney Theatre

Presentation | Theme: Legacies | Duration: 30 minutes

In the early twentieth century Johnston, by his study of ancient manuscripts in the British Museum, rediscovered the tools, methods and materials of the medieval scribe. My talk considers the relevance of his work and research in a digital age.

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Gerald Fleuss Calligrapher/Illuminator Calligraphy and Design | Great Britain

Gerald Fleuss worked for a time for the lettercarver David Kindersley before studying calligraphy and bookbinding full-time with Ann Camp at Roehampton Institute of Higher Education, returning to teach there for the next ten years. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators in 1982, a member of the Art Workers’ Guild in 1983 and served as Honorary Designer of the Wynkyn de Worde Society for 1998. He is the co-author (with Dr John Nash) of Practical Calligraphy (Hamlyn 1991), was featured in Calligraphy Masterclass (Collins 1990) and contributed to The Calligrapher’s Project Book (Collins 1987) and Digital Calligraphy by George Thomson (Batsford 2003). His work is included in public collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Houghton Library, Harvard University USA.

Gerald Fleuss is the Founder-Chairman of The Edward Johnston Foundation, dedicated to increasing a public awareness of calligraphy and its associated disciplines.

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