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A Research Centre for Calligraphy
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The Edward Johnston Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of public awareness of calligraphy, not only as an art form in its own right but also as the seed and reference point for many other lettering disciplines including modern typeface design. It is based at the Turner Dumbrell workshops in Ditchling, East Sussex. Ditchling is the former home of Edward Johnston and birthplace of the modern revival of calligraphy.

“Nobody had such a lasting effect on the revival of contemporary writing as Edward Johnston. He paved the way for all lettering artists of the twentieth century and ultimately they owe their success to him”.HERMANN ZAPF


About the Foundation...

The Edward Johnston Foundation's Fourteenth

The annual Pen to Printer seminars bring together distinguished speakers and delegates from many lettering and associated disciplines to discuss in a convivial atmosphere issues of importance in today's rapidly-changing world of communications.

The Thirteenth Annual International Ditchling Seminar ran from Friday 4th April to Sunday 6th April 2014

 

Full programme here: www.ejf.org.uk/pentoprinter2014.html

 

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The Edward Johnston Foundation

An article by Gareth Colgan for the US magazine Letter Arts Review Vol 18 No 4 2003. (2.6MB PDF)


Research and Technical

The Edward Johnston Foundation regularly publishes research and technical articles and papers a selection of which is
included on this site.
Click on menu below to download .pdf

 


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SEMINAR 2014