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Offline Ken Fraser

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Personal appraisal of the Copperplate style
« on: February 11, 2018, 08:26:20 AM »
Copperplate (English Roundhand)

« Last Edit: February 11, 2018, 08:33:44 AM by Ken Fraser »

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Re: Personal appraisal of the Copperplate style
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 08:31:30 AM »
The exquisite beauty of YOUR copperplate.

Lovely, as always.
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Re: Personal appraisal of the Copperplate style
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 08:58:32 AM »
Ken, that's gorgeous!  I especially love that miniscule "x"!  I'm going to practice making that!

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Re: Personal appraisal of the Copperplate style
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 09:55:03 AM »
Thank you, Andrew and Janis.
Almost all of this, including the letter x derives from 18th century exemplars. The letter x, in general,  isn't used all that often - perhaps this version just became forgotten along the way!

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Re: Personal appraisal of the Copperplate style
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 01:09:03 PM »
Magnificent. You are a true master, sir.

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Re: Personal appraisal of the Copperplate style
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 10:49:31 PM »
Thank you for sharing another perfect demonstration of the Copperplate form and your expert hand at writing it Ken. Beautifully done sir.
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