Robert Harling (typographer)

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Robert Henry Harling (London 27 March 1910 - 1 July 2008 Godstone, Surrey) was a British typographer, designer, journalist and novelist who lived to the age of 98.

Books and other work[edit]

  • The Letterforms and Type Designs of Eric Gill (1976)
  • The Hollow Sunday (1967)
  • The Summer Portrait (1979)
  • The Endless Colonnade (1958)
  • The Enormous Shadow (1955)
  • The Dark Saviour (1952)
  • The Paper Palace (1951)

Amateur Sailor The Steep Atlantic Stream The Drawings of Edward Bawden The Wood Engravings of Edward Ravilious Home: A Victorian Vignette

  • British Gardeners: A Biographical Dictionary (1980)
  • editor of Condé Nast’s magazine House & Garden (1957- )
  • Typefaces "Tea Chest", "Chisel" and the Victorian-style "Playbill" for Sheffield type-foundry Stephenson Blake
  • designed the periodical Art and Industry (1940)
  • editor of The Sunday Telegraph (1961- )

He worked for several other newspapers including: Sunday Times, Times Literary Supplement, Financial Times, both editing, writing, designing layout and typesetting.

His work can be seen to the present day as he was responsible for the current, and iconic, external design and typography of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.[1]


  1. ^ Obituaries. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2009 edition, p1605

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