Tom Perkins is one of the most influential craftsmen working in the medium of carved lettering today. He is a direct descendant, through his early training with Richard Kindersley and occasional work for his father David Kindersley, of the lettering revival initiated by the great Eric Gill.
This booklet seeks to show something of the range of his work and his studied approach to letterform which comes from a thorough understanding of the prime lettermaking tool, the broad-nibbed pen. Whether part of a dignified headstone in Welsh slate, a book jacket design sensitive to its textual content or self-expressive work in many mediums, there is no mistaking the fresh dynamism and great beauty of Tom Perkins's lettering.
1st edition, 1998, Pb, 64pp, monochrome throughout, 15.5 x 24.8cm