The SSI has a collection of books and archives which are kept in the Library at the London College of Communication and each year we like to display some of its content. This year’s theme takes us back to the days of copy books and writing implements. For most calligraphers our love of writing began… [Read More]
It is with great sadness that we learned that David Graham FSSI passed away on Thursday. David was a very longstanding member and Fellow of the SSI and remembered very fondly by many calligraphers. We will publish more about David in the forthcoming Newsletter.
A highly popular and successful Lay Members’ Day 2018 was held on Saturday 19 May at Imperial College, London and included a fascinating talk by Stephen Raw. A longer report of Stephen’s presentation written by Rebecca Osborne will be published in the next SSI Newsletter but for now here’s a brief account of the talk… Wow!… [Read More]
BEYOND PAPER: LETTERING ON DIFFERENT SURFACES Held on 24 November 2018 ‘Informative, entertaining and filled with enthusiasm’ described our first Skills and Ideas Day at St George’s Church, Bloomsbury. Josie Brown, Susie Leiper FSSI and Celia Kilner shared both their knowledge and enthusiasm for their individual subjects and gave the 36 participants an opportunity to… [Read More]
We are very sorry to announce that Sam Somerville sadly passed away quite suddenly on 6th February near his home in Morden, Surrey. Sam was an exemplary craftsman and an incredibly important man to so many in the calligraphy community. He will be greatly missed. Julie Chaney Chairman email@example.com A TRIBUTE TO… [Read More]