Donald Jackson (calligrapher)

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Donald Jackson in 2015

Donald Jackson (born 14 January 1938, Lancashire, England) is a British calligrapher, official scribe and calligrapher to the Crown Office of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.[1][2] 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.

Parker Pen[edit]

Donald Jackson holding a handful of quills

Donald Jackson appears in a four-part series produced for Parker Pen, which is directed by Jeremy Bennett.

The first two parts cover letterforms up to the fourteenth century, in which Jackson demonstrates the making of both reed and quill pens and shows their influence on letterforms. Part three has a short section on printing, which covers the invention of the printing press and copper engraving. Part four focuses entirely on pens, handwriting, and calligraphy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Concordia Presents an Evening with Donald Jackson". 
  2. ^ Calderhead, Christopher (2005). Illuminating the Word: the Making of the Saint John's Bible (1st ed.). Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press. 

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