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The flourishes on the trade mark have been fancifully interpreted as S.C. for Sancta Colonia, implying that Caxton learnt his art at Cologne, and the whole mark has been read as 74, for the date of his first printed book. T

The flourishes on the trade mark have been fancifully interpreted as S.C. for Sancta Colonia, implying that Caxton learnt his art at Cologne, and the whole mark has been read as 74, for the date of his first printed book. T

Otto Eckman - Eckman - 1900 via Xavier Senente

Otto Eckman - Eckman - 1900 via Xavier Senente

Capitalis quadrata  The written variant of the epigraphic capitalis quadrata, sometimes referred to as capitalis elegans, imitates the style of antique Roman inscriptions. It was not easy to write, as the representation on parchment of letters normally carved in stone demands a special mani­pulation of the quill.

Capitalis quadrata The written variant of the epigraphic capitalis quadrata, sometimes referred to as capitalis elegans, imitates the style of antique Roman inscriptions. It was not easy to write, as the representation on parchment of letters normally carved in stone demands a special mani­pulation of the quill.

Five (5) Incunabula leaves from the famous Bible printed by the prominent press of Nicolas Jenson in Venice in 1479.

Five (5) Incunabula leaves from the famous Bible printed by the prominent press of Nicolas Jenson in Venice in 1479.

This page (Qur’an, 2:279-281) is written in what is called ‘Eastern’ kufic, a development of kufic that presumably originated in the eastern part of the Islamic world, that is characterized by elongated vertical shafts and more rounded strokes in the letters falling beneath the line.

This page (Qur’an, 2:279-281) is written in what is called ‘Eastern’ kufic, a development of kufic that presumably originated in the eastern part of the Islamic world, that is characterized by elongated vertical shafts and more rounded strokes in the letters falling beneath the line.

The term Indus script (also Harappan script) refers to short strings of symbols associated with the Indus Valley Civilization, in use during the Mature Harappan period, between the 26th and 20th centuries BC. In spite of many attempts at decipherments and claims, it is as yet undeciphered. The underlying language is unknown, and the lack of a bilingual makes the decipherment unlikely pending significant new finds.

The term Indus script (also Harappan script) refers to short strings of symbols associated with the Indus Valley Civilization, in use during the Mature Harappan period, between the 26th and 20th centuries BC. In spite of many attempts at decipherments and claims, it is as yet undeciphered. The underlying language is unknown, and the lack of a bilingual makes the decipherment unlikely pending significant new finds.

Title- Fust and Schoeffer, Page detail from Psalter  Artist- Fust and Schoeffer  Date- 1457 Material- Paper Technique- printing press Use- red and blue initials are the earliest example of color printing in Europe

Title- Fust and Schoeffer, Page detail from Psalter Artist- Fust and Schoeffer Date- 1457 Material- Paper Technique- printing press Use- red and blue initials are the earliest example of color printing in Europe

July 8, 1867 is the birthdate of German painter, printmaker and sculptor Käthe Kollwitz. Her empathy for the less fortunate, expressed through her art, embraced the victims of poverty, hunger and war.

July 8, 1867 is the birthdate of German painter, printmaker and sculptor Käthe Kollwitz. Her empathy for the less fortunate, expressed through her art, embraced the victims of poverty, hunger and war.

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