Tuesday, August 17, 2004


From ArtSearch again. A collection of antique typefaces from their manuscripts. These two actually made me gasp.

From Francesco Torniello's treatise "L'Alfabeto" of 1517

Vespasiano Amphiarea, "Opera ... nelle quale s'insegna a scrivere...", Venice 1572.
Woodcuts. The horizontal lines help copying, and also emphasize that the letter-height is eight times the diameter of the main lines.

Thumbnails on the website all lead to larger images of each letter.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:08 PM

    I love your sight. It truly lives up to the name. Thank you very much for sharing.... DVW


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