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three years as assistant to Donald Jackson. While
Gaynor has continued to specialize in pen lettering, she
also teaches and freelances. The work chosen for these
pages accentuates the 'applied' side of her calligraphic
work. In addition, she undertakes the traditional
work of a scribe, such as handwritten and illuminated
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This example shows the way in which carefully
designed and executed hand lettering adds distinction
and individuality to an important invitation, setting it
apart from anything that could be achieved with
These controlled, slightly condensed Italic capitals
come from one of Gaynor's teaching sheets.
The impact of this lettering
comes from the striking use of
descenders and the texture of
the contrasting sizes.
This poster, combining Gaynor's
lettering with her sensitive
plant drawing, was also used as
a private view card for the
exhibition. The original was
printed in brown on cream.
If you are left-handed, do not
assume that it is necessarily a
handicap. Gaynor's work shows
that it has not been any
problem for her.
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