Letters & Lettering: A Treatise With 200 Examples (page 5/8)

[picture: 147.---Italian Blackletter Title-Page.  Jacopus Foresti, 1497.]

147.—Italian Blackletter Title-Page. Jacopus Foresti, 1497.

“The examples of old lettering reproduced in figures 147, 148 and 149, together with the drawings by Mr. Goodhue, will indicate the proper spacing of Blackletter; but in most of the pages here devoted to illustrating the individual forms the letters have been spaced too wide for their proper effect [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 156.---Uncial Gothic Capitals. 14th Century.]

156.—Uncial Gothic Capitals. 14th Century.

When the Gothic Uncial capitals were cut in stone and marble there was naturally a corresponding change in character, as is shown in the Italian examples illustrated in 160 and 161. These examples, which are reproduced from rubbings, exhibit the characteristic stone cut forms very clearly. A Gothic Uncial alphabet redrawn from a German brass is illustrated in 162. The group of specimens from 154 to 159 exhibit the chronological growth of the Uncial capitals, which were used, as has been said, with the various small Blackletter [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Calligraphic flourish]

Calligraphic flourish

The penman (Frank Chouteau Brown) made this calligraphic flourish with a broad-edged pen, and then turned it into an engraving for printing. [more...] [$]

[picture: 161.---Venetian Gothic Capitals. 15th Century.]

161.—Venetian Gothic Capitals. 15th Century.

Any of the minu­scule forms of Blackletter which have been illus­trated may be used with the Gothic capitals of figures 165 – 5, 166, 177, 179, 185, 188-9; or with such Un­cial capitals as are illustrated in 155 to 162; care being taken, of course, that these capitals are made to agree in style and weight with the small let­ters chosen. [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 166.---Italian Gothic Initials, Giov. Palatino, 16th Century.]

166.—Italian Gothic Initials, Giov. Palatino, 16th Century.

Figures 164 to 166 show alphabets of Gothic pen-drawn capitals that will serve as a basis for such adaptations as are shown in the modern examples 152 and 153. (p. 140) [more...] [$]

[picture: 167.---German Gothic Initials [A--H].]

167.—German Gothic Initials [A – H].

German Fraktur blackletter, with an insane amount of swirls! Letters “A” – “H” are in this figure. It was too large for a useful download here, although I have made the individual letters [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter A]

German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter A

This initial letter “A” is suitable for use as a decorative initial or drop cap; it is an old German letter-form, and might not be easily recognised today, especally by people [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter B]

German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter B

This initial letter “B” is suitable for use as a decorative initial or drop cap; it is an old German letter-form, and might not be easily recognised today, especally by people [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter C]

German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter C

This initial letter “C” is suitable for use as a decorative initial or drop cap; it is an old German letter-form, and might not be easily recognised today, especally by people [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter D]

German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter D

This initial letter “D” is suitable for use as a decorative initial or drop cap; it is an old German letter-form, and might not be easily recognised today, especally by people [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter E]

German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter E

This initial letter “E” is suitable for use as a decorative initial or drop cap; it is an old German letter-form, and might not be easily recognised today, especally by people [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter F]

German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter F

This initial letter “F” is suitable for use as a decorative initial or drop cap; it is an old German letter-form, and might not be easily recognised today, especally by people [...] [more...] [$]


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