The Cary Collection holds three stones that have been intricately carved by artists with unique depictions of the Roman alphabet.
Eric Gill, (1882-1940), well-known as an illustrator, calligrapher and typographer, was commissioned in 1938 to engrave a calligraphic alphabet on stone for New York printer George Grady. View details about Eric Gill’s alphabet stone.
The Cary Collection has also commissioned two contemporary artists to create alphabet stones. Please view the records for Christopher Stinehour’s stone created in 1994, and Nicholas Benson’s stone from 2008.