GERALD FLEUSS FSSI FRSA • PATRICIA GIDNEY FSSI
Gerald Fleuss and Patricia Gidney established the partnership Calligraphy and Design over thirty years ago. It specialises in the field of calligraphy and lettering together with associated skills such as heraldry, book design and illustration, gilding, glass engraving and web design.
Calligraphy is from the Greek kalligraphia, from kalligraphos ‘person who writes beautifully,’ from kallos ‘beauty’ and graphein ‘write.’
All images on this site © Calligraphy and Design 2014
Quality of design and execution are our paramount aims whether the work is traditionally hand-crafted or generated by modern computer methods. As further evidence of this emphasis, Calligraphy and Design is comprised entirely of artist/designers with international reputations within their various disciplines. Their work is included in private and public collections both at home and overseas and has been shown in exhibitions in London (Cork Street Gallery, Wolseley Fine Arts & St. Paul’s Cathedral), Minneapolis, Washington and Bruges. Their work is included in public collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and Harvard University, USA.
Commissions have included work for:
Queen's Club • St Paul’s Cathedral • St Paul’s Foundation • British Library • British Museum • Clarence House • Chichester Cathedral • University of York • Police Service of Northern Ireland • Carre’s Grammar School • Christ’s Hospital • Churches Conservation Trust • College of Arms • Dogs Trust • Royal Institution of Naval Architects • Campaign for the Protection of Rural England • BBC Television • Cavalry and Guards Club • Airey Neave Trust • HarperCollins • British Telecom • Eldridge Pope (Dorchester Brewery) • British Petroleum • EMI Group • Wolff Olins • Worshipful Company of Mercers • Worshipful Company of Founders • Cambridge City Council • Metropolitan Borough of Stockport • Asia House • City of Bath • Rossendale Borough Council • Mentorn TV • Chrysalis Books • Harley Books • Italian Chamber of Commerce • International Type Associates • Churchill College, Cambridge • Trinity Hall, Cambridge • Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Limited • P & O Cruises • CAB International • McLaren Racing • Blackwell Science • Hahnemann Academy, Japan • St John Ambulance • Huntingdon Town Council • Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge • Marshall's of Cambridge • Warwick Town Council • Warwick District Council • Brighton College and numerous private clients
CALLIGRAPHY • Illuminated Addresses • Twinning Charters • Designs for Certificates, Diploma & Awards • Logo & Letterhead design • Monograms • Memorial and Remembrance Books • Benefactors Books • Invitations • Wedding Stationery • Menus • Family Trees • Bookplate design • Visitors Books • Maps • Panels of poetry and prose • Greetings card designs • Designs for print GLASS ENGRAVED LETTERING & GLASS GILDING HERALDRY, ILLUMINATION & GILDING Coats of arms • Paintings and Miniatures
COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN Books, newsletters, pamphlets etc WEB DESIGN Text, images, multimedia