As well as designing and carving traditional lettering we are continually exploring the boundaries of legibility and abstraction in letterform.
We are fascinated by how little you need to be able to read something, and how you can relate the text to abstraction. Text is a real problem for letterers, as Gerrit Noordzee puts it: 'The secret of the shape is hidden beneath the riddle of the meaning' and somehow the meaning almost always overrides the shape.
We aim for a balance between the two.
Incisive Letterwork - Annet Stirling
Art and Poetry. One of 4 stones with a text by Barbara Raddice about what is there and not there.
Dual text slate, sans serif Dutch and English (gold lettering) based on Arab script. text Cees Nooteboom
Lettering inspired by the cliff face near the Dorset quarry. Text Travelling Wilburys