Lettering Inspiration for Graphic Designers, Calligraphy Artists ,Typographers, Type Designers, Art Students , Letterers and CAPI Project Ideas, Writing Styles, Alphabet Styles , ABC of Fonts

Lettering Inspiration for Graphic Designers, Calligraphy Artists ,Typographers, Type Designers, Art Students , Letterers and CAPI Project Ideas, Writing Styles, Alphabet Styles , ABC of Fonts

Carolingian ivory comb showing Samson and the Lion, Louvre, 9thc

Carolingian ivory comb showing Samson and the Lion, Louvre, 9thc

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...

A 9thC Carolingian Style Bookbinding  Crispin Sexi (Jaysen Ollerenshaw), November 2007.

A 9thC Carolingian Style Bookbinding Crispin Sexi (Jaysen Ollerenshaw), November 2007.

Arms and armour of a Carolingian horseman, 8th - 9th centuries

Arms and armour of a Carolingian horseman, 8th - 9th centuries

Carolingian dynasty: was a Frankish noble family with originals in the Arnulfing and Pippinid clans of the 7th century.

Carolingian dynasty: was a Frankish noble family with originals in the Arnulfing and Pippinid clans of the 7th century.

The Carolingian Fashion Period 987 to 1270.

The Carolingian Fashion Period 987 to 1270.

Esempio (semplificato) di minuscola carolingia, tipo di scrittura adoperato in buona parte dell'Europa occidentale (a eccezione di Spagna, Irlanda, Italia meridionale)

Esempio (semplificato) di minuscola carolingia, tipo di scrittura adoperato in buona parte dell'Europa occidentale (a eccezione di Spagna, Irlanda, Italia meridionale)

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