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Offline Rednaxela

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Wonderful Madarasz Exemplar
« on: November 07, 2016, 06:09:47 PM »
Some time ago I stumbled upon this 'practice page' by Louis Madarasz.

http://www.iampeth.com/artwork/practice-page

At first I was not entirely sure what I was looking at. It doesn't have a description, and the content looks slightly random. I also found the title a bit confusing. Practice page? Whose practice is this about? Madarasz's?

However, behind what is shown on the IAMPETH page is a terrific high-resolution scan of something I find myself turning to more and more lately. Here it is:

http://www.iampeth.com/sites/iampeth.com/files/artwork/Madarasz_practice.jpg

It was not until yesterday that I realised it actually has all the lowercase letters, with variations for many of them. The quality of the writing is fabulous, and certainly more than good enough for the piece to serve as my go-to OP lower case letters exemplar. Though it's not a very long list, I think the practice words are a nice bonus as well.

In any case I really like it and I hope it is of interest to some of you too.
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Re: Wonderful Madarasz Exemplar
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2016, 07:03:03 PM »
Thanks for sharing this great page, @Rednaxela.  The high resolution file is really helpful, I often find that high resolution files reveal detail that otherwise would be missed!

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Re: Wonderful Madarasz Exemplar
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 07:29:23 PM »
This is a great find! Thank you so much for sharing!
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Re: Wonderful Madarasz Exemplar
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2016, 12:00:04 AM »
Beautiful image Alexander.  Thanks so much.

Now I totally understand the meaning of  "Read 'em and weep "   ;D

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Re: Wonderful Madarasz Exemplar
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2016, 01:49:24 AM »
@JohnK, agree! Look at the way he does the exit strokes of the first two f's. Very easy to miss without a good resolution.

@Starlee, glad you like it!

@prasad, thanks for the expression, had to look it up myself. Tears of joy for me though! :)
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Re: Wonderful Madarasz Exemplar
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2016, 03:26:21 AM »
Thanks for your generous sharing @Rednaxela. Loving it. :D

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Re: Wonderful Madarasz Exemplar
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2016, 07:21:18 AM »
My pleasure Ashok, glad you like it.  8)
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Re: Wonderful Madarasz Exemplar
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2016, 08:13:48 AM »
Madarasz is my favourite! <3
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Re: Wonderful Madarasz Exemplar
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2016, 02:23:45 AM »
Thank you for sharing this terrific example!

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Re: Wonderful Madarasz Exemplar
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2017, 10:05:07 PM »
Wow, thats a beautiful exemplar. Great share!  :)

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