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

[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: 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