Memorial books are important as they not only record someone’s birth and death, but it is also a comfort to the bereaved to be able to see their relatives’ names written nicely for posterity. Writing names in a memorial book is one of the most frequent calls on the calligrapher’s skills. Gillian Hazeldine gives advice and tips on writing names in a memorial book.
Our Facebook cover photo was designed by Rachel Yallop. Whilst producing the cover picture, Rachel made notes, to give us a better understanding of how a professional lettering artist approaches and creates such a lively and eye-catching piece of work.