America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals Honors Joyce E. Gordon

Joyce E. Gordon is the wife of esteemed lifetime member Professor Gilbert Gordon. America’s Registry is pleased to honor her for her outstanding accomplishments in the field of Calligraphy.

Farmingdale, NY, December 24, 2015 --( Gilbert and Joyce Gordon were married in 1957 and have 2 children, Thomas and Lyndi. Mrs. Gordon received her degree in Foods and Nutrition at Michigan State University but also had a strong interest in Art and Design. In the late sixties she was introduced to the new, burgeoning U.S. interest in calligraphy by a former student of Lloyd Reynolds, Professor of Calligraphy at Reed College in Oregon. (Steve Jobs was also a student of Lloyd Reynolds). She studied in calligraphy workshops in the U.S. and then spent a part of four summers studying in England. Mrs. Gordon applied for, and was admitted to the last Master’s Class taught by Hermann Zapf (1918-2015) of Germany, considered by many to be the best calligrapher and type designer of his time. During a four month stay in Tokyo she studied in the bookbinding studio of Nobe Okano.

Mrs. Gordon is currently an accomplished Calligrapher. She designs original calligraphic pieces, such as, proclamations, charters, resolutions and awards of recognition, appreciation and the like for businesses, organizations and private individuals. Her work has been commissioned by groups such as Sprint Corporation, Armco Steel Corporation, Apparelmaster, The International Drycleaners Congress, The International Ozone Association and the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. Mrs. Gordon’s work has been also utilized by Universities including, Miami University, (Oxford, Ohio), Butler University and Indiana University (IUPUI and Bloomington). She has created artwork for social fraternal organizations including Sigma Chi, Delta Zeta and Beta Theta Pi and the professional business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi. Her American Forests and MasterCard Global ReLeaf /Jean Giono Award was presented at the Executive White House. At the time of the Millennium, she was invited to create a piece for the Musée du Stylo Exhibition in Paris. Her work was selected for exhibition in the 13th Annual Art Competition and Exhibit by International Graphics, Inc. and she received an Award of Distinction by the Nationwide Paper Company for her book “Miami Album.” Most recently, she created the Dedication Page to Queen Elizabeth for the Special Edition of E. Charles Nelson and David Elliot’s book “The Curious Mr. Catesby,” of which, copy number one with original artwork, resides at Windsor Castle in England. Other copies of the Special Edition are in private and public collections including the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. In her spare time, along with her husband, she is an avid traveler and devotee of fine food and wine.

Being a member of America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals gives the business professional the type of recognition he/she strives for. The networking potential is here for members to communicate with each other in their own profession or a different industry or profession. America’s Registry’s is proud to honor the wife of one of our most esteemed members, Professor Gilbert Gordon. Mrs. Gordon has achieved recognition in her own right for her work in calligraphy.
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