The evolution of writing from hieroglyphs to emojis: Writing: Making Your Mark opens at the British Library Writing: Making Your Mark is a landmark British Library exhibition spanning 5,000 years worldwide, exploring one of humankind’s greatest achievements – the act of writing. From carved stone inscriptions, medieval manuscripts and early printed works to beautiful calligraphy,… [Read More]
We are very sad to announce that Ann Camp, one of our most respected Fellows, quietly passed away on the 8th April 2019 at age 94. Ann was elected to Fellowship in 1946 and was considered to be one of the foremost teachers of calligraphy in Britain. So many of those who studied under her… [Read More]
Our AGM day was held a little later than usual, falling towards the end of the October rather than the beginning, but the fact it was half-term and slightly colder weather didn’t deter members from turning up. I’m happy to say that more people came along than the year before. The Art Workers’ Guild doorbell… [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]