Manny Ling

Programme Leader MA Design

Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries - Design

Th Priestman Building, The University of Sunderland

Calligraphy, Typography, Digital design, Design Research, Multiculturalism

Dr Manny Ling is a calligrapher, designer and educator. He is the Programme Leader for MA Design and Senior Lecturer in Design at the University of Sunderland, UK. He specialises in calligraphy, lettering, typographic design, editorial design and print based media. He has responsibilities as Director of Studies for Phd research in Design and he is also the Director for the International Research Centre for Calligraphy at the University ( He is a world renowned calligrapher and has exhibited in many solo and group shows in the UK, France, Norway and Australia. His work is also showcased in many major publications. He was bestowed with a Honorary Fellowship from the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society (UK) in 2011 for his important contribution to the development of Wesmore...

PhD 'Calligraphy Across Boundaries' MA Design BA (Hons) Design (First Class Honours) HFCLAS (Honorary Fellow of Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society), UK Honorary member of Letter Exchange, UK Honorary member of Typographic Circle, UK

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Latest Additions

  1. Collier, Mike (2016) Walking Poets. [Show/Exhibition]
  2. Collier, Mike and Ling, Manny (2014) Wordsworth & Basho—Walking Poets. Art Editions North, England, UK. ISBN 978-1-906832-20-9
  3. Ling, Manny (2018) Crossing Boundaries, The Calligraphic Work of Manny Ling. [Show/Exhibition]
  4. Ling, Manny (2014) 'My Word' International Calligraphy Exhibition, Askøy, Norway, February 2014. [Show/Exhibition]
  5. Ling, Manny and Clayton, Ewan (2011) "Working with the Text" Writing 2011 International Calligraphy Symposium. In: Writing Symposium 2011, 24th-30th July, University of Sunderland. (Submitted)
  6. Ling, Manny and Clayton, Ewan (2009) "Lines of Continuity" Writing 2009 International Calligraphy Symposium. The University of Sunderland, The University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)
  7. Ling, Manny (2008) Calligraphy Across Boundaries. Post-Doctoral thesis, The university of Sunderland.