Armed Forces Memorial

Armed Forces Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum. This is one of the largest memorials in the country. This studio was commissioned by architect Liam O’Connor to set out the lettering scheme for all the names and all the large inscriptions. The memorial names every service personnel killed on duty since the end of the Second World War, well over 16,000 names. We designed a font for use with the Omag routing machine to carve all the names, as to do it all by hand would have taken somewhere in the region of 10 years for 5 lettercutters. All the large inscriptions were set out and carved by hand. It was a real privilege for the studio to be involved in this project, surely one of the largest and most important uses of lettering in recent years.

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