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RUTH ROWLAND: THE FIELD OF CLOTH OF GOLD

June 27, 2014

Ruth Rowland created the opulent hand lettering for The Field of Cloth of Gold by Glenn Richardson. The title refers to a spectacular Tudor festival of competition and entertainment which aimed to secure a permanent settlement between England and France in 1520.

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With that in mind, the lettering had to be suitably ornate with a flavor of the period, while still being legible enough to read amongst a shelf of books. “I opted for a loose informal hand and had some fun with the flourishes,” says Ruth.

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