Letters & Lettering: A Treatise With 200 Examples (page 4/8)

[picture: Letter S from ``Alphabet after Serlio'']

Letter S from “Alphabet after Serlio”

The letter S taken from Fig. 2.


[picture: Letter Y from ``Alphabet after Serlio'']

Letter Y from “Alphabet after Serlio”

The letter Y taken from Fig. 2.


[picture: Letter Z from ``Alphabet after Serlio'']

Letter Z from “Alphabet after Serlio”

The letter Z taken from Fig. 2.


[picture: 3.---Width Proportions of Modern Roman Capitals.]

3.—Width Proportions of Modern Roman Capitals.

“Width proportions, which may be found useful in laying out lettering for lines of a given length, are shown in [Fig. 3] in a more modern style of the Roman capital. In the classic Roman letter the cross-bar is usually in the exact center of the letter height, but in 3 the center [...]b, e, h, p, and r, and as the top of the cross-bar in a; and in letters like k, y and x the “waist lines,” as the meeting-points of the sloping lines are sometimes called, have been slightly raised to obtain a more pleasant effect.” (p. 6) [more...]


[picture: 66.---Modern Greek Type.  Selwyn Image.]

66.—Modern Greek Type. Selwyn Image.

“The Greek type designed for the Macmillan Company of England, by Mr. Selwyn Image, [Fig. 66], is of sufficient interest to be shown here, despite the fact that it is not strictly [...]