Wednesday, 21 June 2017

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Sunday, 18 June 2017

The Comma - A sampler.


The comma takes to be be misused in Modern English either by being under or over used.

While its rarely used in Titles I though a sampler of how it looks in a LARGER point size might be a useful reference? Yes I did insert a space before the comma so the comma is easier to see. Its not visual irony or bad punctation.

Enlarged commas might also be useful on posters for creating vector objects as backgrounds?



Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Edwardian versus Kunstler

Another comparision demo #inkscape #fonts #edwardian #kunstler
My comments below


Very very similar but I think the Edwardian works better than the Kunstler?

Both of them need clearer stronger Zs?




Saturday, 10 June 2017

Greek Lettering - Mosaic Versus Manuscript

Here's two closeup of the lettering of the word MARK or rather MARKOS contrasting how lettering for mosaics and manuscripts differs in "WEIGHT"


This is a closeup of a Byzantine mosaic.
Note the Lunate Sigma and the style of the Alpha. 



Now consider the handwritten letters on this manuscript page and how the letter coloring matches the illustration of the saint writing.

Study how material medium and location influence the layout of the lettering and the shape and weight of letters.

One set on a slightly curved surface made up of smaller tiles and the other written in ink on a tinted background on vellum.





Saturday, 3 June 2017

Mark and Manuscripts

#stmark #illuminedmanuscripts #illustration

Here are three different approaches to depicting #SaintMarkEvangelist in Illumined manuscripts on parchment.


A semi abstract Celtic approach from the Lindisfarne Gospel

yet byzantine manuscripts use other styles



and finally from the Grand Hours of Anne Duchess of Brittany




Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Here are some modern fonts clearly influenced by hand writing.




Given how similar I and J are in some fonts and calligraphy styles I hope my choices are show how emphasizing the top bar made it easier to distinguish the two letters?

Do also check my prior post on J letter forms please?

Saturday, 27 May 2017