An Interview with Rolando G. Alcantara, Typographic Innovator

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"Fancy" Hand Lettered Capitals. I enjoy the whimsical, garden-inspired feel of these letters. They look like I would expect to find them in a fairy story book.

Caligrafía, abecedarios

I enjoy the whimsical, garden-inspired feel of these letters. They look like I would expect to find them in a fairy story book.

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Italian humanists revolted against the heavy Gothic look by reverting to a more Carolingian script and inventing a cursive form of it, known as italic.

1776 guide to old handwritten legal documents for the Inner Temple

From Court Hand Restored, by Andrew Wright of the Inner Temple, first published in a convenient reference combining a number of hands in one place -- no need to leaf through pages of separate alphabets.

Julien Chazal Flemish Cursive Majusculec

Batarde Flamande de Julien Chazal Sensual Calligraphy Scripts ✍ initials, typography styles and calligraphic art - batarde calligraphy alphabet

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Diverse blackletter alphabets done with the parallel pen and pointed pen in / ink on paper / scanned in and inverted.

KLIK La Gothique Gestuelle est une forme interprétée qui tient compte des espaces, des vides pour créer des épaisseurs là où doivent habituellement se trouver les pleins. C'est un jeux de traits tout en souplesse.

KLIK La Gothique Gestuelle est une forme interprétée qui tient compte des espaces, des vides pour créer des épaisseurs là où doivent habituellement se trouver les pleins. C'est un jeux de traits tout en souplesse.

Roman Capitals -- modified. Good exemplar for pressure/release pencil caps or Peter Thornton style caps. Lapidar-Antiqua (Andreas Schenk)

Beautiful Waisted Caps- done with flexible brass nib. Single-stroke, sometimes built up. Good exemplar for pressure/release pencil caps or Peter Thornton style caps.

French calligraphy plates

Depository Of Handwriting And Calligraphy Styles and Discussion - Page 7 - Calligraphy Discussions

Calligraphy Art, Caligraphy, Pen Art, Letter Art, Illuminated Manuscript, Totems, Scripts, Hand Lettering, Romans

Two complete alphabets from Court Hand Restored, by Andrew Wright of the Inner Temple, first published in 1776.

A second court hand alphabet showing additional letters and some prefix and suffix forms.

Paper Ponderings: A weekend workshop

It was a warm and wonderful weekend in Brisbane with fellow travellers and calligraphers, gathering to learn Pointed Pen Versals with Colle.

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