Here are a selection of private commissions from personal tattoos through to two pieces written for Trinity House for signing by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.

Also featured is a famous Shakespear poem, lettered on rough handmade paper. Others choice of favourite words are lyrics from specific songs, as the one here from Joni Mitchell.

An unusual request was for a housename on a polished granite plaque. This required John to scan his original lettering into computer and create a vector type file that's used to make a mask for sandblasting the words onto the stone while keeping the exact calligraphic style.