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  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.