Robin Abbey

Robin trained in letterpress at the Somerset College of Art, and learnt signwriting from various practitioners. He has given talks and and workshops in Scotland, and belongs to the Heritage Craft Association, Letterheads, and the Baskerville Society.

What is your approach to teaching?

"My approach to teaching is to encourage close observation of historical precedents and treat the actual procedures as if one were learning a musical instrument."

What inspires your own work?

"My own work is actuated by a love of all forms of lettering, and a desire to communicate as much as I can to anyone who is interested."

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