Kathleen Kaye (1900-1983)
Elected to Craft Membership in 1924.
Worked mainly in Oxford after 1972. Panels in Oxford Cathedral. (obituary The Scribe 27)
Mrs H S Kaye
Elected to Craft Membership in 1936/7.
Veiko Kespersaks (1968-)
Elected to Fellowship in 2007.Served as Chairman: 2012-2013
Veiko Kespersaks is a leading Scandinavian calligraphy specialist and lettering designer based in London. He has both BA and MA calligraphy qualifications from Roehampton University in London where he studied between 2000 and 2006, and specialises in historical scripts and the art of expressive calligraphy mixed with graphic design. He was taught by Villu Toots in Estonia and he has an Art degree in print making from the Art Institute of Kankaanpää, Finland, Veiko Kespersaks runs a successful calligraphy studio in Central London. He is program Leader for the Calligraphy Degree course at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finland, and has published a book ‘Calligraphy in 24 one-hour lessons’ (April 2011) Exhibitions: 2010 Calligraphy Society of Finland, 10th Anniversary Exhibition Helsinki, Tampere, Finland 2003 Ancient Letterforms, Satakunnan Museum, Pori, Finland 2002 – 2005 University of Surrey Roehampton, Calligraphy Studio, London, UK 2002 International Grote Prijs Kalligrafie Westerlo, Holland 2002 Tempus Fugit Verba Scripta Manent "Luigi Sturzo" INCIPIT, Italy
Studied under: Villu Toots, Gaynor Goffe, Ewan Clayton.
Elected to Craft Membership in 1921.
Stan Knight (1937-2023)
Elected to Craft Membership in 1964.Served as Chairman: 1979-1982
Studied at Leeds College of Art with Thomas Swindlehurst (1956–1958). National Diploma in Design (Lettering and Calligraphy, and Bookbinding), 1958. Art Teacher’s Diploma, University of Leeds, 1959. Joined the SSI as Lay Member in 1956. Elected Craft Member of the SSI in 1964. Chairman from 1979–1982. Editor of The Scribe from 1980–1989. Served on the SSI Committee for many years. Major contributor to the 100 years of History of the SSI published 2022. Taught Graphic Design at college level for 30 years. External examiner for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in Calligraphy and Bookbinding, Roehampton (1981-1988). Tutor on the first ATS courses for the SSI. Tutored many workshops internationally, and at Calligraphy Conferences throughout the USA. Author of Historical Scripts, A & C Black/Taplinger 1984, Oak Knoll 1998, 2003 and Historical Types, Oak Knoll 2012; both with Japanese translations. Contributed to John Woodcock’s A Book of Formal Scripts, A & C Black 1993; and The World's Writing Systems (article: 'History and development of Roman Scripts'), OUP 1996. Published numerous articles on the history and practice of calligraphy. Editor of Alphabet for the Friends of Calligraphy, San Francisco (2001–2003). Examples of calligraphy and watercolours in the permanent collections of the V & A, London; Akademie der Kunste, Berlin; the Rijksmuseum, The Hague; Mitaka City Arts Centre, Tokyo; Harrison Collections, San Francisco; and elsewhere. Examples of work reproduced in many books on calligraphy and the lettering arts.
Taught at: Roehampton 1981 - 1988, et al., see below
Studied under: Thomas Swindlehurst.