(11 February 1872 – 26 November 1944) was a
who is regarded, with
, as the father of modern
, in the particular form of the broad edged pen as a writing tool. He is most famous for designing the
that was used throughout the
system until it was re-designed in the 1980s. He also redesigned the famous
symbol used throughout the system.
After studying published copies of manuscripts by architect William Harrison Cowlishaw, and a handbook by Edward F. Strange, he was introduced to Cowlishaw in 1898 and then to William Lethaby, principal of the Central School of Arts and Crafts.
William Harrison Cowlishaw (1869–1957) was a British architect of the European Arts and Crafts school and a follower of William Morris.
Lethaby advised him to study…