Harold Yardlan, 1922–2004, owner of Geyer Studio, a calligraphy studio in New York.
Harold Yardlan began working for old Mr. Geyer as a young man. As owner of Geyer Studio for more than 50 years, he preserved some of the old engrossing traditions while modernizing towards a modern calligraphic aesthetic. He published Our Calligraphic Heritage in 1979 and, in 1983, produced a 30-minute documentary film on Ismar David’s work. As of today, only a photocopy of the script has survived. This version of the script reveals handwritten edits made by Ismar David. A large portion of the documentary focuses on his work at Pinelawn Memorial Park.