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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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Quip-crazy Gorbachev went and mixed flapjacks.
Strayhorn® Strayhorn®
Strayhorn® Strayhorn®

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Verbatim reports were quickly given by Jim Fox to his amazed audience.

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We have just quoted on nine dozen boxes of gray lamp wicks.
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Ellington® Ellington®

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Quick jigs for waltz vex bad nymph.

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Quickly Shortz dreams up a few vexing jumbles.

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Gorbachev’s quixotic plan fazed jumpy hawks.

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ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

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Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

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Putin backs away from Iraq zeal; Bush, vexed, jogs.

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Beloved Groucho joked with a mix of zany quips.
Fine Gothic Fine Gothic

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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size.
Scorpio Scorpio

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Many-wived Jack laughs at probes of sex quiz.
Songlines Songlines

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The big plump jowls of zany Dick Nixon quiver.

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Quincy Jones vowed to fix the bleak jazz program.
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Jeez, by TV film Schwarzkopf expunged Iraq.
Victoriana Victoriana

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Quip-crazy Gorbachev went and mixed flapjacks.
Balthasar Balthasar

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A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
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The exodus of jazzy pigeons is craved by squeamish walkers.

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Dumpy kibitzer jingles as exchequer overflows.

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Jaded zombies acted quaintly but kept driving their oxen forward.
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John Quincy Adams grew vexed by talk of puzzles.
Aesop Aesop

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Will Major Douglas be expected to take this true-false quiz very soon?
Marceta Marceta