A SKILL WRIT­TEN IN THE STONES

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Ty­pog­ra­pher and let­ter­carver Wayne Hart works in stone and wood. ‘Whereas 40 words a minute would be a good speed for typ­ing, I’m more a 20let­ters-a-day man,’ he says.

Be­gin­ning as a graphic de­signer, his first job as a let­ter- carv­ing ap­pren­tice was a house sign. His favourite achieve­ments to date in­clude carv­ing po­etry into 15 lime­stone benches for Sh­effield City Coun­cil and sculpt­ing six po­ems by Si­mon Ar­mitage into Pen­nine rock faces to cre­ate a Stanza Stones Walk. But the shape of the let­ters isn’t ev­ery­thing, he ex­plains – just as im­por­tant are the spa­ces in be­tween.

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