Letters & Lettering: A Treatise With 200 Examples (page 6/8)

[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...]

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

German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter G

This initial letter “G” 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 H]

German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter H

This initial letter “H” 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: 168.---German Gothic Initials (J to Q)]

168.—German Gothic Initials (J to Q)

Figures 167 to 169 show a more elaborate but an excellent and typical variety of this form of capital, which is one of the most beautiful and distinctive of Gothic letters. Shorn of its fussy small lines the main skeleton is eminently virile; and, though extremely difficult to draw, it [...] [more...]

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

German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter J

This intensely ornate swirly calligraphic capital letter “J” 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 K]

German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter K

This swirly calligraphic ornate intense capital letter “K” 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 L]

German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter L

This swirly calligraphic ornate intense capital L 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: 169.---German Gothic Initials (R to Z)]

169.—German Gothic Initials (R to Z)

Figures 167 to 169 show a more elaborate but an excellent and typical variety of this form of capital, which is one of the most beautiful and distinctive of Gothic letters. Shorn of its fussy small lines the main skeleton is eminently virile; and, though extremely difficult to draw, it [...] [more...]

[picture: 170.---Italian Gothic Capitals. 16th Century.]

170.—Italian Gothic Capitals. 16th Century.

“Figures 170 to 173 exhibit a group of Gothic capitals more or less allied in character and all pen letters.” (p. 140) [more...]

[picture: 171.---English Gothic Capitals.  16th Century.]

171.—English Gothic Capitals. 16th Century.

“Figures 170 to 173 exhibit a group of Gothic capitals more or less allied in character and all pen letters.” (p. 140) [more...]

[picture: 178.--English Gothic Letters.  15th Century.  F.C.B.]

178. – English Gothic Letters. 15th Century. F.C.B.

“Figures 177 to 179 show some English Gothic Letters, the last being that employed so effectively in the pen-drawn page by Mr. Abbey, [Fig. 153].” (p. 140) [more...]

[picture: 179.---English gothic Letters, 15th Century.  F.C.B.]

179.—English gothic Letters, 15th Century. F.C.B.

“Figures 177 to 179 show some English Gothic Letters, the last being that employed so effectively in the pen-drawn page by Mr. Abbey, [Fig. 153].” (p. 140) [more...]


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