Author Topic: Exceptionally ornamental Capitals from the 17th Century  (Read 1683 times)

Offline Estefa

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Exceptionally ornamental Capitals from the 17th Century
« on: February 11, 2014, 03:53:36 AM »
I found this book

https://openlibrary.org/books/OL23308385M/Kunstrichtige_Schreibartsome time ago and thought this could be a great inspiration on how to flourish Capitals or whatever! And they are just a joy to view. The book is called "Kunstrichtige Schreibart allerhand Versalie[n] oder AnfangsBuchstabe[n] der teütschen, lateinischen und italianischen Schrifften aus unterschiedlichen Meistern der edlen Schreibkunst zusammen getragen." – "Art- and Rightful Way of Writing Various Majuscules or Capitals of the German, Latin and Italian Scripts Assembled from Different Masters of the Noble Art of Writing" which I think is just a great title ;). It is a woodcut book from 1655 and starts with simpler forms to go on to more complex ones so that in the end one Capital fills a whole page!


Kunstrichtige_Ex-1 by Estefa1317, on Flickr


Kunstrichtige_Ex-3 by Estefa1317, on Flickr


Kunstrichtige_Ex-5 by Estefa1317, on Flickr


Kunstrichtige_Ex-7 by Estefa1317, on Flickr


Kunstrichtige_Ex-9 by Estefa1317, on Flickr

I posted some more examples on my Flickr page, but you can donwload the whole book from the link above. I hope I am not violating any Copyright issues as this seems to be Copyright free … and I show this only for research / learning purposes!
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Re: Exceptionally ornamental Capitals from the 17th Century
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 06:46:29 AM »
Wow, crazy!
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Re: Exceptionally ornamental Capitals from the 17th Century
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 11:24:05 AM »
Very cool! Ex-7 is especially pretty and flowing. Ex-3 is really hard to read, but very cool to look at -- and like you said, great flourish inspiration.

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Re: Exceptionally ornamental Capitals from the 17th Century
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 03:19:29 PM »
Love love it!!
Thank you o much Estefa!
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Re: Exceptionally ornamental Capitals from the 17th Century
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 04:32:17 PM »
Thank you all for your comments, I am glad you also like these! And yes, some are very much illegible – I guess that was not the point ;)
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