Richard Kindersley

The Seven Ages of Man by Richard Kindersley, 1979

Richard Kindersley is a British typeface designer, stone letter carver and sculptor.


Kindersley studied lettering and sculpture at Cambridge School of Art and in the workshop of his father David Kindersley, who was also a noted stone carver. His major public work is the Seven Ages of Man, a sculpture outside Baynard House in the City of London.[1][2]

He has also constructed a modern stone circle called The Millennium Stones created during 1998 to 1999 in Gatton Park Surrey, to mark the double millennium from AD1 to AD2000. The first stone in the series is inscribed with the words from St John's Gospel, "in the beginning the word was". The subsequent nine stones are carved with quotations contemporary with each 200 year segment, ending with the words of T S Eliot.[3]

The Millennium Stones in Gatton Park. Each is inscribed by the artist.


  1. ^ Richard Kindersley at London Remembers, Accessed May 2012
  2. ^ Richard kindersley About page at his own website. Accessed May 2012
  3. ^ Gatton Park, The Millennium Stones The Megalithic Portal, 9 February 2010.

External linksEdit

  • Inside the Lines, Richard Kindersley Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum