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

[picture: 142.---italian Round Gothic Small Letters.  16th Century.]

142.—italian Round Gothic Small Letters. 16th Century.

Example of 16th century Italian gothic letters, or blackletter. [more...]

[picture: 143.---Spanish Round Gothic Letters.  Francisco Lucas, 1577]

143.—Spanish Round Gothic Letters. Francisco Lucas, 1577

Example of 16th century Spanish gothic letters, or blackletter, calligraphy. [more...]

[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: 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...]


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