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Offline Ken Fraser

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Johann Sebastian Bach
« on: July 20, 2014, 10:46:47 AM »
My personal homage to the great man.

« Last Edit: July 20, 2014, 10:51:16 AM by Ken Fraser »

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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 12:03:40 PM »
Very beautiful Ken. May I ask Is it  fraktur , textura  or rotunda?

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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 12:53:46 PM »
Wow this is beautiful! May I take a guess to Brads question?
The capital S and B as well as the o are definite Textura, but the a seems to be a Fraktur one, the n as well.
So I'd suggest that it's a mix between the two?

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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 04:53:43 PM »
The lettering is, as you say, a hybrid.
It comprises handwritten versions of two computer fonts I particularly like.
The fonts are "Tudor SSi" for the minuscules and "Blackletter 686 BT" for the majuscules. I think that they go very well together, and they can be handwritten with very few modifications.

Ken

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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2014, 05:42:34 AM »
so you basically digitised the hand written version of a digital typeface and made it look better than the original....kudos to you

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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2014, 06:53:22 AM »
its beautiful...love it...broad pen is on the "to do" list of learning...

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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2014, 07:14:02 AM »
so you basically digitised the hand written version of a digital typeface and made it look better than the original....kudos to you

I wrote it with slight modifications for handlettering, scanned it and uploaded it FPN. If that is digitization, then that's what I did!

(If you haven't already guessed, I'm computer illiterate!)

Ken

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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2014, 01:45:20 PM »
so you basically digitised the hand written version of a digital typeface and made it look better than the original....kudos to you

I wrote it with slight modifications for handlettering, scanned it and uploaded it FPN. If that is digitization, then that's what I did!

(If you haven't already guessed, I'm computer illiterate!)

Ken

Its worthy of even more appraise if you didn't retouch it..Sorry i don't know what FPN means

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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2014, 04:36:08 PM »
Its worthy of even more appraise if you didn't retouch it..Sorry i don't know what FPN means

Sorry, a slip of the pen.

FPN is 'The Fountain Pen Network'. I should have said 'The Flourish Forum'

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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2014, 07:32:12 PM »
And i meant to write 'praise'..don't even know how did i end up with 'appraise'

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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2014, 06:13:01 PM »
Its worthy of even more appraise if you didn't retouch it.

Sorry, I missed this comment the first time around.

I do sometimes retouch - but not in the computer/digitalization sense. I use the old-fashioned, time honoured  method of cut and paste, using scissors, scalpel, paste, white gouache, black ink and crow quill pen.

In the past, I tried retouching by computer, with a certain amount of success but I don't like it as it removes me from direct, "hand-produced" work. 

Ken


« Last Edit: October 30, 2014, 07:15:14 PM by Ken Fraser »