1800s Lettering Sketchbook, image 14

This flourished fraktur capital letter M was pasted into a sketchbook of romantic and medial lettering (traces, copies?) that some wonderful British gentlemen put together during the nineteenth century. Showed to us in the fantastic Monday afternoon sessions with Michael Twyman at the University of Reading.

  • shch_andrey 7y

    very good type!)
  • Dan Reynolds 7y

    This isn't type at all! It is a drawing, probably of something that was originally calligraphic or from a printmaking process. So it is just a letter, not type or even an image of type. Sorry :(
  • jassim merag 7y

    very nice.....
  • hannah 7y

    love this.. so much
  • hannah 7y

    "We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing,
    and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth
    can make them come back again.
    We cannot develop and print a memory."

    Henri Cartier-Bresson

    ephemeral life by honeypieLiving


    -Thank You, all of You in this tribute to the fleeting moments.
    You are all newfound favourites, - & I'm so glad for the moment;
    which lead me to You.
    Love / hannah
  • maccu maccu 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Illustrators SketchBook Etc...., and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Dan Reynolds 7y

    Maccu, I don't think I should add this to your group! It isn't a page from my own sketchbook, or even from any illustrator's sketchbook, really… like I write above, I photographed this from a 19th century scrapbook.
  • AnnaNakami 7y

    no comments =x PERFECT =D
  • Muiz_ 7y

    say wah!
  • Karen 6y

    Mesmerizing!
  • dreams & wind 6y

    nice very nice.. :)
  • Stephanie Toppin 6y

    Incredible! Sigh. How romantic, truly a lost art.
  • George Loch 5y

    I love this. It is so simple in concept but intricate in execution that it feels almost natural to me.
  • Max Mayhew 4y

    what nib(s) were you using?
  • Dan Reynolds 4y

    I wasn't using a nib… I just took the photo. The piece is well over 100-years-old.
  • Max Mayhew 4y

    haha i totally assumed you could pull that off.
  • Biscuit_Lover 4y

    beautiful.
  • lozzic 4y

    Hello!
    This is one of the best examples of calligraphic flourishing I have seen.

    I am the admin for a budding group called 'Western Calligraphy and Lettering in the Early Modern Styles': www.flickr.com/groups/1798506@N22/

    I would be honoured if you could add this image to our pool.

    Thank you very much.
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  • StevieMagazine 3y

    That's extraordinary!
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Taken on October 29, 2007
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