Ornamental Alphabets, Ancient and Mediæval (page 4/8)

[picture: Decorative initial letter ``J'' from 16th Century]

Decorative initial letter “J” from 16th Century

This capital “J” is suitable for use as a drop cap (dropped capital) or a decorative initial; there’s also a small version for an avatar or icon. It is inspired by the 16th century alphabet, but I (Liam) made it from the letter I for modern usage. [more...]

[picture: Decorative initial letter ``K'' from 16th Century]

Decorative initial letter “K” from 16th Century

This capital “K” is suitable for use as a drop cap (dropped capital) or a decorative initial; there’s also a small version for an avatar or icon. It is taken from a 16th century alphabet, and features various grotesque faces sticking out tongues. [more...]

[picture: Decorative initial letter ``L'' from 16th Century]

Decorative initial letter “L” from 16th Century

This capital “L” is suitable for use as a drop cap (dropped capital) or a decorative initial; there’s also a small version for an avatar or icon. It is taken from a 16th century alphabet, and features a painter licking a brush, or perhaps a claw-footed demon eating a chicken drumstick while watching a movie, while overhead, a flying bird-fish devours a plant. [more...]

[picture: Decorative initial letter ``M'' from 16th Century]

Decorative initial letter “M” from 16th Century

This capital “M” is suitable for use as a drop cap (dropped capital) or a decorative initial; there’s also a small version for an avatar or icon. It is taken from a 16th century alphabet, and includes a lion and a thistle, symbols respectively of England and Scotland. [more...]

[picture: Decorative initial letter ``N'' from 16th Century]

Decorative initial letter “N” from 16th Century

This capital “N” is suitable for use as a drop cap (dropped capital) or a decorative initial; there’s also a small version for an avatar or icon. It is taken from a 16th century alphabet, and includes a fish wearing a crown and scarf or bandage. [more...]

[picture: Decorative initial letter ``O'' from 16th Century]

Decorative initial letter “O” from 16th Century

This capital “O” is suitable for use as a drop cap (dropped capital) or a decorative initial; there’s also a small version for an avatar or icon. It is a modern illusrtation based on the C, as the book didn’t include this letter. [more...]

[picture: Decorative initial letter ``P'' from 16th Century]

Decorative initial letter “P” from 16th Century

This capital “P” is suitable for use as a drop cap (dropped capital) or a decorative initial; there’s also a small version for an avatar or icon. It includes a drawing of a pelican bird. [more...]

[picture: Decorative initial letter ``Q'' from 16th Century]

Decorative initial letter “Q” from 16th Century

This capital “Q” is suitable for use as a drop cap (dropped capital) or a decorative initial; there’s also a small version for an avatar or icon. It shows a peacock or a dragon. [more...]

[picture: Decorative initial letter ``R'' from 16th Century]

Decorative initial letter “R” from 16th Century

This capital letter “R” is suitable for use as a drop cap (dropped capital) or a decorative initial; there’s also a small version for an avatar or icon. It shows a [...] [more...]

[picture: Decorative initial letter ``S'' from 16th Century]

Decorative initial letter “S” from 16th Century

This capital letter “S” is suitable for use as a drop cap (dropped capital) or a decorative initial; there’s also a small version for an avatar or icon. It shows a king as a beast, and a bird-beast. [more...]

[picture: Decorative initial letter ``T'' from 16th Century]

Decorative initial letter “T” from 16th Century

This capital letter “T” is suitable for use as a drop cap (dropped capital) or a decorative initial; there’s also a small version for an avatar or icon. [...] [more...]

[picture: Decorative initial letter ``U'' from 16th Century]

Decorative initial letter “U” from 16th Century

This capital letter “U” is suitable for use as a drop cap (dropped capital) or a decorative initial; there’s also a small version for an avatar or icon. It shows a sun, with rays and a face rather like a lion; perhaps it would be good for a chapter opening in a Narnia book! Note that this is [...] [more...]


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