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The Cardozo Kindersley Workshop

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Philosophy

The idea

The meeting of the commissioner and the lettercutter will ignite the flow of ideas.

The central idea of cutting letters in stone is to make things last. Cutting letters in stone has parallels with the landscape of everyone’s life. From all the infinite number of possibilities before us we must single out one, the right one, focus on it and see through. Therein lies a role for ourselves, a way of participating in and adding to the world. There must be a moment of decision – the incisive moment, which needs bravery, conviction and sensitivity. Before we can play our part, we have to master skills, knowledge and understanding.

The meeting of the commissioner and the lettercutter is the vital spark. This will ignite the flow of ideas which will then be developed and refined. From this first meeting everything springs.

See also, Elements of design