The following photo essay documents the inscriptions designed by John Morgan studio for The Order of St Augustine’s church in Hammersmith, London. This is first application of the typeface Persona, a future Abyme release. The typeface, based on Hans Möhring’s Florida, is inspired by Florentine Renaissance models, such as the lettering found in the Basilica di Santa Croce. Inscriptional text is set in a new cast iron light ring suspended above the altar, gilded across the apse wall and below the Stations of the Cross. The award winning restoration and refurbishment project by Roz Barr Architects emphasises the unity of art and architecture. Read more about the project at The Architect’s Journal here.
The inscription on the apse wall reads: Qui vult vivere, habet ubi vivat, habet unde vivat. Accedat, credat ut incorporetur, ut vivificetur (Those who long for life have here its very source. Let them come here and believe, unite with You and live).