Calligraphy: an education in letter form
|Title||The Fleet of the Defence|
|Collection||Crafts Study Centre|
|Description||Printed proof of a design for a subscription form to The Fleet of the Defence . On paper, one page, printed in red and black ink.|
|Id Number Current Accession||C.86.62|
|Subject||calligraphy, proof, writing|
|Measurements||19.1 x 24.6 centimetres|
|Material||ink on paper|
|History||Printed subscription and receipt form. Written from 11 to 16 December 1914 for Gerald T. Meynell, who was associated with Andre Sleigh and Anglo, later the Sun Engraving Company. Johnston sketched the design on 22 November, and gave Meynell the sketch on 23 November. Meynell returned it on 24 November, and on 19 December sent Johnston a proof.
An entry in Johnston's account book, dated 9 March 1915 refers to the work: 'G.T. Meynell for label, noteheading, and sketch label...special price £1/7/6'. On 11 December 1914 Johnston had 'tried AS&A' and two days later he began 'began ASA monogram, sketch label, etc. about 11.45, finished drawings of label and mounted sketch 11.30 = 11 hours...9 hours'. On 16 December Johnston 'designed, writ. On vell. and stuck on card' the notepaper heading, and sent it to Meynell.
|Rights Owner||Andrew and Angela Johnston/Crafts Study Centre 2004|
|Style Period Period||1910s|