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Michael Harvey

Michael Harvey (1931 - 2013)

Michael Harvey MBE worked as an engineering draughtsman until he read Eric Gill’s Autobiography which inspired him to become a lettercutter. His career in lettering included designing typefaces, carving inscriptions and designing bookjackets. His most notable inscription is the great frieze of artists’ names in the Sainsbury Wing extension to the National Gallery, London.

Briefly, at the beginning of his career, Michael worked in Joseph Cribb’s workshop at the Guild on Ditchling Common, but his real training in lettering came during the period 1955 to 1961 when he assisted Reynolds Stone, carving inscriptions in slate, stone and wood. He was a member of the Royal Mint Advisory Committee on the Design of Coins and Medals, the author of six books on lettering. At the University of Reading, he taught a unique course, on Letterforms which combined practice and theory. After designing typefaces for Monotype and Adobe, Michael Harvey and Andy Benedek set up the partnership Fine Fonts in 2000.

Michael published several books on lettering together with a lavishly illustrated memoir entitled ‘Adventures With Letters’.

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How quickly daft jumping zebras vex.
Strayhorn® Strayhorn®
Strayhorn® Strayhorn®

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Six big juicy steaks sizzled in a pan as five workmen left the quarry.

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Jeb quickly drove a few extra miles on the glazed pavement.
Ellington® Ellington®
Ellington® Ellington®
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Ellington® Ellington®

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Would you please examine both sizes of jade figures very quickly.

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Quick wafting zephyrs vex bold Jim.

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ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

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Six big juicy steaks sizzled in a pan as five workmen left the quarry.

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ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

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Now is the time for all quick brown dogs to jump over the lazy lynx.

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Prized waxy jonquils choke big farm vats.

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When we go back to Juarez, Mexico, do we fly over picturesque Arizona?
Fine Gothic Fine Gothic

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Two hardy boxing kangaroos jet from Sydney to Zanzibar on quicksilver pinions.
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Scorpio Scorpio

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Sexy diva Jennifer Lopez wasn’t baking me quiche.
Songlines Songlines

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Sexy diva Jennifer Lopez wasn’t baking me quiche.
Tisdall Script Tisdall Script

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Seiji Ozawa quit, vexing rabid symphonic folk.
Victoriana Victoriana

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Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers.
Balthasar Balthasar

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King Alexander was just partly overcome after quizzing Diogenes in his tub.

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Five big quacking zephyrs jolt my wax bed.
Ruskin Ruskin

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Cozy lummox gives smart squid who asks for job pen.
Frieze Frieze

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Six big juicy steaks sizzled in a pan as five workmen left the quarry.
Aesop Aesop

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Quick zephyrs blow, vexing daft Jim.
Marceta Marceta

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Sexy diva Jennifer Lopez wasn’t baking me quiche.

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Five or six big jet planes zoomed quickly by the tower.