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Offline Ken Fraser

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« on: January 27, 2015, 07:39:17 AM »
PLEASE NOTE: OUR APOLOGIES BUT PHOTOBUCKET HAS TAKEN THESE IMAGES HOSTAGE. Ken has been kind enough to repost here: Compendium of Letter Styles.

Index

#00  ITALIC
#01  UNCIAL
#05  FOUNDATIONAL
#08  SPENCERIAN
#11  CLERESTORY (font) handwritten Gothic Textura
#15  COPPERPLATE English Roundhand
#22  GOTHIC ROTUNDA
#23  ITALIC Variation
#25  KAUFMANN (font) handwritten
#28  NICCOLI Formal Script
#32  SPENCERIAN LADIES HAND
#34  GOTHIC Fraktur
#37  SPENCERIAN BUSINESS WRITING
#38  ELICIT (font) handwritten
#39  ENGLISH COURT HAND 17th Century
#42  UNCIAL Variation
#47  TUDOR (font) handwritten
#48  MADARASZ SCRIPT
#49  VIVALDI (font) handwritten
#50  GOTHIC Variation
#51  VERE FOSTER CIVIL SERVICE SCRIPT
#55  UNCIAL Variation
#56  DOUBLE-STROKE FOUNDATIONAL condensed
#58  ITALIAN HAND 18th Century
#59  ITALICIZED UNCIAL
#60  UNCIAL Variation

ITALIC

This version of Italic is the basic formal style and is only one of many variations. It was written at a slope angle of 5 degrees from the horizontal with a Rotring Artpen fitted with an edged nib.
It is very suitable for use as everyday handwriting as it can be written very fast without breaklng down and becoming illegible



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Re: My Exemplars
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2015, 07:54:33 AM »
UNCIAL

Whilst this script is too slow for everyday handwriting, it is very effective as a style for letter writing where time isn't such an issue.
The letters are written wide and spaced close together.
The exemplar was written with a Rotring Artpen fitted with an edged nib, as was the text example.




« Last Edit: March 06, 2015, 07:22:33 AM by Ken Fraser »

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Re: My Exemplars
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2015, 08:58:55 AM »
Ken,

You can't know how much this community will appreciate your generosity in sharing these.  thank you!

but before you go on, please consider that by putting these into general discussion they will be available to anyone, not just forum members.
 
Which, if it is what you intended, then fine, post away, but if not...

Perhaps contact Erica to discuss putting these into the 'closed" forum, (sorry if that's not the right terminology)

Anyhow, I'll leave it with you!

 :)

Nikki x

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Re: My Exemplars
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2015, 09:04:05 AM »
Thank you for sharing your exemplars.
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Re: My Exemplars
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2015, 01:55:48 PM »
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this, Ken!  Thank you so much!!

Could someone convince Joi to post some exemplars, too?  It's too much work for me to keep stalking her letters on Instagram!!

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Re: My Exemplars
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2015, 04:33:38 PM »
FOUNDATIONAL

Both the alphabet and this text were written with broad-edged nibs fitted in a Manuscript fountain pen.
The paper was Conqueror smooth white and the ink was Higgins Eternal.



« Last Edit: March 06, 2015, 07:22:51 AM by Ken Fraser »

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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2015, 04:58:47 PM »
Thank you for sharing Ken!  :D
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2015, 06:40:40 PM »
Ken, thank you so much for these.  I am not teaching any of these alphabets (yet) but I am certainly saving and printing for my own reference ;)

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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2015, 06:47:29 PM »
SPENCERIAN

Spencerian Script was devised by Platt R Spencer after whom it was named.
For extensive information on the style, go to www.iampeth .com
This exemplar was written with a Hunt 101 nib in an oblique holder with Iron Gall ink.
The text was written with Higgins Eternal ink.



There is considerable diversity in the interpretation of this script. Here are three variations.
All were written with an Esterbrook 357 nib in an oblique holder with Higgins Eternal ink.




« Last Edit: April 07, 2015, 08:56:46 AM by Ken Fraser »

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Re: My Exemplars
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2015, 06:58:05 PM »
Ken,

You can't know how much this community will appreciate your generosity in sharing these.  thank you!

but before you go on, please consider that by putting these into general discussion they will be available to anyone, not just forum members.
 
Which, if it is what you intended, then fine, post away, but if not...

Perhaps contact Erica to discuss putting these into the 'closed" forum, (sorry if that's not the right terminology)

Anyhow, I'll leave it with you!

 :)

Thanks for the advice Nikki. I've discussed this with Erica, and decided to go ahead with posting, here.

Ken

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Re: My Exemplars
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2015, 09:54:13 PM »
Great work Ken, thanks for sharing these outstanding exemplars.

Some of us newbies need all the help we can get.  :)

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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2015, 05:24:50 PM »
CLERESTORY (font) handwritten Gothic Textura

This exemplar was written with a Rotring Artpen fitted with an edged nib. The paper was Mondi IQ Selection
100gsm white and the ink was Higgins Eternal black.
This is a handwritten version of the Clerestory font.




« Last Edit: March 11, 2015, 05:37:47 PM by Ken Fraser »

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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2015, 07:18:27 PM »
Am I the only one who said "whoa" outloud? My eyeballs just popped out of my head when I saw that last exemplar. WELL DONE!!!
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2015, 12:24:48 AM »
Wow Ken. There are no words for your talent! Thank you so much for these!
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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2015, 08:02:56 PM »
Ken - thanks for posting! it is helpful :)