1800s Lettering Sketchbook, image 14

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    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.

    Marina Chaccur, Ralf_H., elisharene, and 246 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. shch_andrey 84 months ago | reply

      very good type!)

    2. TypeOff 84 months ago | reply

      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 :(

    3. jasssim 84 months ago | reply

      very nice.....

    4. honeypieLiving 82 months ago | reply

      love this.. so much

    5. honeypieLiving 82 months ago | reply

      "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


      -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

    6. maccumaccu 80 months ago | reply

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

    7. TypeOff 80 months ago | reply

      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.

    8. AnnaNakami 78 months ago | reply

      no comments =x PERFECT =D

    9. vidalia_11 72 months ago | reply


    10. dreams & wind 70 months ago | reply

      nice very nice.. :)

    11. SToppin 66 months ago | reply

      Incredible! Sigh. How romantic, truly a lost art.

    12. geoloch 54 months ago | reply

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

    13. /maxm 53 months ago | reply

      what nib(s) were you using?

    14. TypeOff 52 months ago | reply

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

    15. /maxm 52 months ago | reply

      haha i totally assumed you could pull that off.

    16. lozzic 43 months ago | reply

      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.

    17. виагра_купить [deleted] 40 months ago | reply

    18. StevieMagazine 39 months ago | reply

      That's extraordinary!

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