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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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Brawny gods just flocked up to quiz and vex him.

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When we go back to Juarez, Mexico, do we fly over picturesque Arizona?
Strayhorn® Strayhorn®
Strayhorn® Strayhorn®

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Many-wived Jack laughs at probes of sex quiz.
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Jimmy and Zack, the police explained, were last seen diving into a field of buttered quahogs.

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Fixing the razor, J.S. Bach vowed to primp quickly.

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Five big quacking zephyrs jolt my wax bed.

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Six quite crazy kings vowed to abolish my pitiful jousts.

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Just keep examining every low bid quoted for zinc etchings.

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Wham! Volcano erupts fiery liquid death onto ex-jazzbo Kenny G.
Tisdall Script Tisdall Script

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Quick zephyrs blow, vexing daft Jim.
Fine Gothic Fine Gothic

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Fax back Jim’s Gwyneth Paltrow video quiz.
Victoriana Victoriana

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About sixty codfish eggs will make a quarter pound of very fizzy jelly.
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Hark! Toxic jungle water vipers quietly drop on zebras for meals!
Scorpio Scorpio
Scorpio Scorpio

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Watch “Jeopardy!” Alex Trebek’s fun TV quiz game.
Ruskin Ruskin

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Bad Joaquin Phoenix wrecks zingy TV film.

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Back in my quaint garden jaunty zinnias vie with flaunting phlox.
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New job: fix Mr. Gluck’s hazy TV, PDQ.
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Blowzy night-frumps vex’d Jack Q.

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Baroque? Hell, just mix a dozen wacky pi fonts & you’ve got it.

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Murky haze enveloped a city as jarring quakes broke fourty-six windows.
Marceta Marceta

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It’s unquestionably one of Judy G. Schwartzkopf’s exotic missives.
Songlines Songlines

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