School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Alfred John Fairbank

Born: 1895, UK, England, Grimsby   Died: 1982, Hove, Sussex

Calligrapher. Studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. Founder member of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators in 1921, serving as honorary secretary between 1931 and 1933, and of the Society for Italic Handwriting in 1952. He designed the typeface Narrow Bembo in 1928. He also wrote on the subject of calligraphy with his most successful publications including 'A Handwriting Manual' (1932) and 'A Book of Scripts' (1949). The Anna Hornby Papers at the Bodleian Library include numerous letters and manuscripts by Fairbank

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

I Love All Beauteous Things WD34 WaterColourOrDrawings

We, Boys and Girls of the Principality WD71 WaterColourOrDrawings