Edward Johnston, 1906. New edition with introduction by Paul Felton. D & B Books
An acknowledged master calligrapher and expert on Classical and Medieval writing and lettering, Johnston was also a teacher at the Central School and the Royal Academy of Art. The creator of Johnston Sans, teacher to Eric Gill and genius behind the London Underground roundel – "Writing & Illuminating & Lettering" is a fitting legacy of a great man of British art.
He distilled a lifetime of knowledge and craftsmanship in to his classic text "Writing and Illuminating and Lettering"; his contextual and instructional writing is precise and engaging. The sheer breadth of techniques and art forms displayed within was astonishing, and remains so over 100 years since the first edition.
An essential manual for the amateur calligrapher and professional graphic artist alike, D&B Books are set on re-establishing Johnston as the godfather of Western typography.