The Story of writing.


Donald Jackson was born on the 14 January 1938 in Lancashire, not too far from the village I live in.

A British calligrapher and official scribe and calligrapher to the Crown Office of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Jackson is artistic director of The Saint John's Bible, a hand-written and illuminated Bible commissioned by the Benedictine monastery of Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota , United States of America.

He is the author of The Story of Writing and The Calligrapher's Art [seen above].


I was lucky to receive a copy for Christmas [2018] from my mother in law. The Illuminated references are mind blowing and beautiful and I'm sure once I get stuck into it that I'll find a great deal of inspiration.

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Signs by Umberto

Traditional signwriter based between West Yorkshire and Manchester specialising in reverse glass signs and gold leaf application.

All work © of Robert Walker - owner of Signs by Umberto.

Artwork except Knuckle on the pages Record Sleeves and Reading are not the work of Signs by Umberto and are on display only to showcase the inspiration to the sign writing.

All images copyright of Robert Walker 2017