Monday, August 22, 2016

Calligraphy: Donald Jackson’s The Story of Writing

The Story of Writing
Donald Jackson
Taplinger Publishing Company, 1981

Dust Jacket Front

Dust Jacket Back

Front Endpaper

Title Page


Alice Koeth created the August 1981 flyer for the Donald Jackson event at the Donnell Library in New York City. After Jackson made his presentation, he signed copies of his book, The Story of Writing, on the front endpaper. Several people were waiting to have their book signed when the library closed at 8 o’clock. Outside the library, the remaining people assembled in the parking lot where Jackson commandeered the parking attendant’s booth and finished signing the books. I gave him my full name but he wrote my initials, A J.

Parts 1 and 2 by Donald Jackson

Parts 3 and 4 by Donald Jackson

Leading calligrapher Donald Jackson to discuss his creation of
The Saint John’s Bible, the first hand-written and illuminated 
Bible produced in over 500 years, April 20, 2013

(Next post on Monday: The Freeman Logo)


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