orn in 1947 in Portsmouth, England and after schooling entered a five-year apprenticeship with the Metal Box Company, Portsmouth. Trained in Design, Lettering, Calligraphy and Sign Writing under gifted lettering artists Norman March and Dieter Smith. During day release to Portsmouth College of Art & Design studied Fine Typography under Stan Kerry obtaining Full Technological Certificate in City & Guilds, London.
Self taught in further Calligraphy, Illustration and Water Color Painting and Experimental Lettering for everday use. Since then has worked in various industrial posts in Design, Lettering, Illustration and Typography, then working for about 15 years as a freelance designer and illustrator mainly for Christian Literature production and teaching Typography part-time at Portsmouth College of Art.
During this time producing Bible Script™ Calligraphic Type Face with flourishes, Fine Hand™ followed by Calligraphic Ornaments and Bradley Hand™ in close conjunction with Colin Brignall of Letraset UK and recently ITC Type Corporation originally created for Dry transfer lettering and now for Apple Macintosh Computers and PCs.
Richard's recent designs with David Kettlewell include four which are now published in final versions at MyFonts - Alice ScrollTip, and the Sevillia suite with Sevillia Tiles Formal and Informal, Standing text and Dancing Text, Ricks' Relaxed Italic and Ashbourne 1241.
Next in turn is Rick's Pen Ornaments, presented and downloadable free here.
The fonts Classic Italic, Decorated Uncial, Folklore Roman, are still at the testing stage; you can download them for free here
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Future releases will include Country Cursive, Curly Classic, Rick's Graphica, Rick's Rustic Caps, Rick's Rustic lettering, and Rick's Square Caps.
Drawing, Painting and Lettering, Fine Books, Typography and Calligraphy. Reading and studying the Holy Bible for a Teaching Ministry in Local Churches. The English Landscape and any good music recognising all as gracious gifts from God for his Glory.