Nymans: A Language From The Garden by John Newling

Nymans: A Language From The Garden by John Newling


In 2016 the artist John Newling selected over 50 leaves from rare plants at the world renowned National Trust Garden, Nymans in West Sussex. Working with designer and typographer Oliver Wood, the leaves were pressed, photographed and then turned into a unique alphabet and therefore, a written language from the garden.

The book contains a full alphabet of pressed rare plants alongside their corresponding characters, and an essay by John Newling set in both Latin and Nymans alphabets. The Nymans language is also available as a free typeface to download from the artists website.

This book inspires thoughts about the meaning of language, ecology and how both humans and plants communicate. For lovers of plants, design and typography and art.

A beautiful hardback, cloth-bound book with a foiled face and spine.

Find out more about John Newling here

88 Pages, 41 Images
Hardback, clothbound, foiled and de-bossed cover & spine, speciality papers throughout
194 x 253mm


Published by JBN Publishing
ISBN 978-0-9542484-2-0
1st Edition 2016


Delivery times:
UK: 2–3 days | Europe: 5 Days | Rest of World: 7 working days

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