ENGRAVINGS OF REYNOLDS STONE

While pouring through some books at the Argosy book store in Mid-Manhattan, I came across a book of landscape engravings by Reynolds Stone. 

Alan Reynolds Stone 1900 – 1979 was a noted English engraver, designer and painter. Much of his work was done in the field of printing and publishing, as a designer of typefaces and book jackets.  Among his body of work is the famous clock logo of the London Times, the Grand entrance to the V&A Museum, the memorial to Sir Winston Churchill and others in Westminister Abbey. 

If you haven’t been to the UK, you’ve surely seen his work as the Royal coat of arms which is on everyone of his countryman’s passport.  His sense of design has been described as having  a “timeless rightness about them: formality without bombast; balance and composure.”


“He sketched and painted outdoors, loving every detail of the Dorset countryside, its mosses and wild flowers and weeds and streams; he would have been content never to leave his garden, and resisted London and the modern world.” (London Times)
Creating an engraving from one of his paintings.
His family had created a site several years ago to publicize his legacy.  A forty-five minute presentation “A life in graven letters” by his son can be witnessed at this site. 
 

(This post is for Kurt.)