Annet Stirling

I trained as a graphic designer in the Netherlands, studied lettering at the City and Guilds of London Art School with Berthold Wolpe, then worked for Richard Kindersley.

In 1988 I formed Incisive Letterwork with Brenda Berman, focusing on large-scale architectural inscriptions and ‘word sculpture’, working extensively with Ian Hamilton Finlay designing and overseeing major projects in Glasgow, Hamburg and Karlsruhe.

‘Incisive’ travelled throughout Italy on a Churchill Fellowship studying Roman and Renaissance inscriptions and have held several solo exhibitions exploring the boundaries of legibility and abstraction in letterform.

At my Amersham studio I make exhibition pieces and headstones alongside commercial commissions which have included amongst others designing and carving lettering for The National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Opera House.

I have co-curated two exhibitions at the Lettering Arts Centre and I am Treasurer of Letter Exchange and a member of the Buckinghamshire Crafts Guild.

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