A SKILL WRITTEN IN THE STONES
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.