some seriously black black letter type, but with a sophisticated soft side.  this isn't your black metal black letter!

some seriously black black letter type, but with a sophisticated soft side. this isn't your black metal black letter!

Blackletter Alphabet Calligraphy -- a basic explanation.  If you are really interested in this style, check out Ward Dunham's work.

Blackletter Alphabet Calligraphy -- a basic explanation. If you are really interested in this style, check out Ward Dunham's work.

Gothic / black-letter script evolved from Carolingian in the later middle ages, circa 1200 AD, became the dominant handwriting from the 12C until the Italian Renaissance (1400–1600 AD). It was not as clear as Carolingian, but was narrower, darker & denser. The dot above the i was added to differentiate it from the similar strokes of the n, m, & u. The u was created as separate from the v, which had been used for both sounds. Compact handwriting saved space, as parchment was expensive...

Gothic / black-letter script evolved from Carolingian in the later middle ages, circa 1200 AD, became the dominant handwriting from the 12C until the Italian Renaissance (1400–1600 AD). It was not as clear as Carolingian, but was narrower, darker & denser. The dot above the i was added to differentiate it from the similar strokes of the n, m, & u. The u was created as separate from the v, which had been used for both sounds. Compact handwriting saved space, as parchment was expensive...

brushed / letter / paintbrush / w / ink / type / font / design / black and white with texture

brushed / letter / paintbrush / w / ink / type / font / design / black and white with texture

Ward Dunham black letter.  He is The King of Gothic lettering.  This is called BUZZSAW GOTHIC.  Many have tried to copy it.  Many have failed.  :-)

Ward Dunham black letter. He is The King of Gothic lettering. This is called BUZZSAW GOTHIC. Many have tried to copy it. Many have failed. :-)

These blackletter stars take antique letterforms into the future.

These blackletter stars take antique letterforms into the future.

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