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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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Foxy but quick John Leguizamo ponders view.
Strayhorn® Strayhorn®
Strayhorn® Strayhorn®

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New farmhand proves strong but lazy, picking just six quinces.

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How razorback-jumping frogs level six piqued gymnasts!
Ellington® Ellington®
Ellington® Ellington®
Ellington® Ellington®
Ellington® Ellington®

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Typophiles weave dreams of quoins, kerning and juggling complex beziers.

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The July sun caused a fragment of pine wax to ooze on the black velvet quilt.

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ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

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Playing jazz vibe chords quickly excites my wife.

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ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

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My help squeezed back in again and joined the weavers after six.

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New job: fix Mr. Gluck’s hazy TV, PDQ.

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We promptly judged antique ivory buckles for the next prize.
Fine Gothic Fine Gothic

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

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Mozart’s jawing quickly vexed a fat bishop.
Songlines Songlines

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Then a cop quizzed Mick Jagger’s ex-wives briefly.
Tisdall Script Tisdall Script

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Jelly-like above the high wire, six quaking pachyderms kept the climax of the extravaganza in a dazzling state of flux.
Victoriana Victoriana

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My expensive quartz watch once belonged to JFK.
Balthasar Balthasar

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Cozy sphinx waves quart jug of bad milk.

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Alfredo just must bring very exciting news to the plaza quickly.
Ruskin Ruskin

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William said that everything about his jacket was in quite good condition except for the zipper.
Frieze Frieze

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Blowzy red vixens fight for a quick jump.
Aesop Aesop

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William said that everything about his jacket was in quite good condition except for the zipper.
Marceta Marceta

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Quickly Shortz dreams up a few vexing jumbles.

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The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.