Writing & Illuminating & Lettering by Edward Johnston


‘With Diagrams & Illustrations by the Author & Noel Rooke, examples in red & black and 24pp. of collotypes’



This classic study of penmanship, lettering and illumination by the master of the London Underground typeface has been out of print for a number years … we’re proud to be the first outlet to sell this new edition, beautifully re-designed by Paul Felton.

The book was originally published in 1906 as part of a series of ‘Handbooks on the Artistic Crafts’ and covers fundamentals of acquiring a formal hand, creating manuscript books, techniques of illumination, lettering and methods of constructing and arranging letters, the Roman alphabet and its derivatives, lettering on metal, wood and stone, other topics.

  • 250 illustrations.
  • Published February 2016.
  • Published by D & B Books
  • Designed by Paul Felton

Additional information

Weight 1.030 kg
Dimensions 16.5 × 22.5 cm