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Stylised century floriated letterforms & grotesque mask sprinkles - fun when used sparingly!

An Alphabet of Organic Type (ca.1650)

P - Libellus Novus Elementorum Latinorum – designed by the Polish goldsmith Jan Christian Bierpfaff and engraved by fellow-countryman Jeremias Falck

Libellus Novus Elementorum Latinorum – designed by the Polish goldsmith Jan Christian Bierpfaff (1600-ca.1690) and engraved by fellow-countryman Jeremias Falck (1610–1677). See more at: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/an-alphabet-of-organic-type-ca-1650/#sthash.UKJTW9MO.dpuf

Letter C - "Libellus Novus Elementorum Latinorum" - designed by the Polish goldsmith Jan Christian Bierpfaff and engraved by fellow-countryman Jeremias Falck

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Baroque Ornamental Typeforms

These gorgeously ornate letterforms were designed in the by the Polish goldsmith, Jan Christian Bierpfaff in the He apprenticed.

JC Bierpfaff alphabet letter designs

Stylised century floriated letterforms & grotesque mask sprinkles designed in the by the Polish goldsmith, Jan (or Johann) Christian Bierpfaff (via bibliodyssey)

Ornate Lettering | Illustrated.Monthly

Ornate Lettering

"Select full page spreads from a century German book on calligraphy entitled The Proper Art of Writing: a compilation of all sorts of capital or initial letters of German, Latin and Italian fonts from different masters of the noble art of writing.

An Alphabet of Organic Type (ca.1650) | The Public Domain Review

These are so intricate. You can spot little faces in some of the letters; some obvious, some maybe imagined? design-is-fine: “ Jan Christian Bierpfaff, Alphabet of organic type from Libellus Novus.

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