Introduction to the book by Guy Bettley-Cooke
David Kindersley went to work with Eric Gill in 1934 and stayed until June 1936. When David left to 'go it alone' they remained close friends. Gill continued to ask after him and he sent on the occasional commission as shown in these letters. They also reveal the respect and affection that the two men held for each other, both in Gill's expressively 'open' comments and in the light-hearted banter. One wonders what the "two inspirations" mentioned in the second letter were!
Eric Gill made a lasting impression on David Kindersley's whole attitude to life and work - nothing was the same afterwards. These letters are reproduced here as a tribute to David's life and the work he went on to achieve, thanks to "Mr Gill".
1st edition 1995, paperback, 24pp, contains 11 planning / design drafts, and drawings, 14.4 x 20.2 cm