The Lost Lettering of Robert Tressell?

ould this be the sign writing of Robert Tressell, author of the great socialist novel, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists? According the media it could be. The lettering was revealed during the building’s restoration, and as you can see, it is in near perfect condition. Tressell lived in and around the seaside town of Hastings in East Sussex and […]

‘Mourier’ Typeface Versions II & III

few years ago I discovered a great little online ‘toy’ called Fontstruct. Fonstruct allows you to build, share and download display typefaces. In 2008, largely as an educational example for one or two students who wanted to know more about this opensource software, I built a couple of revival-cum-variant typefaces based upon the work of […]

The Depiction of British Rural Life: Book Illustration Between the Wars

“Friday was St George’s Day. St George for England. I suppose the ‘England’ means something slightly different to each of us. You may, for example, think of the white cliffs of Dover, or you may think of a game of bowls on Plymouth Hoe, or perhaps a game of cricket at Old Trafford or a […]