Capital Campaign Branding
Founded in 1896, St. George’s is a picturesque Rhode Island boarding school overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. As always, one of our directives was to create something uniquely St. George’s. The title phrase “From These Walls” is borrowed from the school prayer, which dates back to the school’s origins.
Scope of Work
We decided to set “From These Walls” in the distinctive handwriting of St. George’s revered founder, Rev. John Byron Dyman (1863-1949).
Our plan necessitated finding samples in Rev. Dyman’s hand in the St. George’s Archives. But when he left St. George’s in 1916, he took his personal papers with him.
The search for handwriting samples led us to his family’s artifact collection at the Rhode Island Historical Society…
…and to the other boarding school Rev. Dyman founded in 1926—Portsmouth Abbey—where the Abbot kindly allowed us to explore his preserved journals.
In the end, we were able to find more than a sufficient amount of material.
We culled the papers to find clean and legible specimens for each needed character.
The finished mark carries a genuine voice conveying tradition, grace, and gravity.