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.
The BL’s web site gives access to the online book collection.
The National Art Museum at the V&A has collections including important calligraphic material from the start of the 20th century, as well as work from the William Morris period.
“At the height of the trade, three quarters of everything written down in the world was with a Birmingham Pen…”. Located in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, The Pen Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of the steel pen trade that was unique to the city of Birmingham.
John Stevens’ website is combined with details of the Camp Cheerio calligraphy retreats he runs with Jim Teta in the North Carolina mountains.
Legacy of Letters run occasional tours of Roman lettering sites of antiquity. See their web site for details
The SSI offers a 10% reduction to UK members. See what you’ll get on the Letter Arts Review site
The Lettering Arts Trust was established in 1998, ten years after the founding of Memorials by Artists Ltd (a nationwide service to help people to commission well designed individual memorials). See the web site for details.
Calligraphy and Lettering Courses
The Old Vicarage, High Street, Rowde, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 2PN
tel. 01380 725 483
Contact is Gemma Hall, Communications Co-ordinator, West Dean College for course information.
VADS offers a range of services to visual arts organisations and projects.
The Letter Exchange is a society for professionals involved in the whole spectrum of the lettering arts and crafts, from calligraphy and letter-cutting, through design for print, publishing and typography, to signage and architectural lettering.
The Society for Italic Handwriting was founded in 1952 by Alfred Fairbank and Joseph Compton. Its aim is to spread the practice of the Italic script by publishing a quarterly magazine called Writing Matters, which contains up to date information on pens, paper, writing equipment and other matters relating to the study and practice of this beautiful hand.
A society for collectors of writing equipment.
East Surrey College run a Heraldic Art Calligraphy and Illumination (Part Time) course.
Calligraphy supplies and equipment.