Edward Johnston: Master Calligrapher
Artist(s): Edward Johnston
Author(s): Peter Holliday
Year published: 2007
Publisher: Oak Knoll Press
Publisher Location: USA
Total Pages: 416
Illustrations: Includes 125 black & white illustrations
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A study of Edward Johnston – master calligrapher, typeface designer and creator of the lettering and branding for the London Underground.
Edward Johnston (1872–1944) was a man of letters – master calligrapher, typeface designer and creator of the lettering and branding for the London Underground. Many were, and still are, influenced by his ideas on calligraphy and lettering, and those he tutored took his ideas and views into their own classes and to their own students.
This detailed book looks at Johnston’s work and legacy. It considers his friendships and his philosophy, the people he worked with and the influence he had on them and others. Importantly, it gives details of the setting up of the craft community at Ditchling in Sussex and the craftspeople that were drawn to the village as a result.