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Besides Cursive -- Is There Such A Thing As Elegant Printing For Snail Mail? Photos / Samples?

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#1 AlohaJim

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 17:59

Is there such a thing as elegant printing vs cursive/script?

Such as for snail mail letter writing?

Can anyone post samples of printing in letter writing?

Are there actual styles for this?

 

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 20:30

Formal italic (unjoined letters), most all calligraphy fonts (uncial, black-letter/gothic, Carolingian miniscules)... Granted, most of these work best with an edged nib, as they visually rely upon thick/thin letter strokes.


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#3 AlohaJim

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 21:40

Formal italic (unjoined letters), most all calligraphy fonts (uncial, black-letter/gothic, Carolingian miniscules)... Granted, most of these work best with an edged nib, as they visually rely upon thick/thin letter strokes.

 

Thanks for the reply.

I see various samples of writing styles on the forum and some look a lot more like print than joined script/cursive but are very elegant. Flourishes on the Capital Letters, and things like that. Where does this come from?


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 00:35

Italic handwriting emerged in Italy, especially Florence, in the 15th Century. It was originally a cursive version of "Humanist Bookhand," which was a modernized version of Carolingian script. It was adopted as the official script for diplomatic correspondence by the papacy and thus spread throughout Western Europe. It was the dominant handwriting script, except in Germany, until the early 18th Century.

 

That's a very abbreviated and over-simplified answer. I don't think it does too much damage to historical accuracy.  :unsure:

 

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:07

Is there such a thing as elegant printing vs cursive/script?

Such as for snail mail letter writing?

Can anyone post samples of printing in letter writing?

Are there actual styles for this?

 

Thanks

Aloha

jim

 

I think Instagram is going to be your best bet to see samples. If you find a post you like, then you can follow the hashtags to see other related images. You don't need an account to explore. Start by looking at the page of @janinescribbles; she does super cool handwriting stuff with FPs. Then follow the tags from there. I think there is an active handwriting community that posts lots of images there.



#6 AlohaJim

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:30

 

I think Instagram is going to be your best bet to see samples. If you find a post you like, then you can follow the hashtags to see other related images. You don't need an account to explore. Start by looking at the page of @janinescribbles; she does super cool handwriting stuff with FPs. Then follow the tags from there. I think there is an active handwriting community that posts lots of images there.

 

Thanks a lot.

I'm unfamiliar with instagram.

Will investigate the link you gave.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:36

I think you would enjoy reading this https://pennavolans.com/journal/

Then check out the other page https://pennavolans....ry-calligraphy/

Then tell us which script you like.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:46

I think you would enjoy reading this https://pennavolans.com/journal/

Then check out the other page https://pennavolans....ry-calligraphy/

Then tell us which script you like.

 

I briefly visited the links.

Wow!

I had no idea that such resources existed.

Will begin studying them.

thanks so much

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#9 _InkyFingers

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:56

Be sure to thank Sybille...Leave her a comment...All her hard work. I wished this was available three yrs ago when I first started.

#10 AlohaJim

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:43

Be sure to thank Sybille...Leave her a comment...All her hard work. I wished this was available three yrs ago when I first started.

 

Good idea!

done.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 02:01

I think you would enjoy reading this https://pennavolans.com/journal/

Then check out the other page https://pennavolans....ry-calligraphy/

Then tell us which script you like.

What a great resource!  Signed up today.  Thank you Sybille!







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