Anna Louise Parker on letter carving and engraving Richard III’s coffin

Next month, the Lettering Arts Trust will host a new exhibition showcasing work by 15 female letter carvers. One of those artists is Anna Louise Parker, who recently worked on Richard III’s coffin. Here, she explains how she got into the craft and the joys and challenges of letter engraving…

Future in Your Hands

Our nostalgic obsession with the handmade  stems from a desire to play it safe, says  Carl Burgess. Digital imagemaking, in contrast,  is risky, exciting and allows us to talk about  our world today and our hopes for tomorrow 

CR August issue: why don’t you…?

Want to learn a new skill? Hone your craft? Or just switch off that Mac and do something a little less boring instead for a while? Then our August issue is for you with details on workshops, short courses and a host of ideas to reinvigorate the creative mind

Past present

So-called ‘austerity’ graphic design was a trend in this year’s CR Annual. Nostalgia has long played a part in graphic design, but is it becoming more prevalent? asks

Art for all

Cass Art is a brand with a mission. Its founder Mark Cass and Pentagram’s Angus Hyland talk to Patrick Burgoyne about trying to shake up the art world

Carmichael’s tummy text

Handlettering artist Alison Carmichael has applied her considerable skills to a new medium in an ad for charity The White Ribbon Alliance

Letman: tickling the eye

Job Wouters, aka Letman, puts a modern spin on the archaic practice of handlettering. CR asks him about his work…


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