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Offline Ken Fraser

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Monoline Italic Cursive
« on: March 17, 2014, 06:22:59 PM »
Monoline Italic written with a medium-tipped fountain pen.


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Re: Monoline Italic Cursive
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 07:17:58 PM »
What exactly is monoline italic cursive? When i see italic i think of chancery italic, same family or no.

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Re: Monoline Italic Cursive
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 08:20:28 PM »
Wow Ken! Is Consistency your middle name?  ;D

Brad, I will let Ken answer your question.  :)
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Re: Monoline Italic Cursive
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 12:46:49 AM »
Goodness, that is some fine handwriting. :O

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Re: Monoline Italic Cursive
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 06:19:46 AM »
Brad :

Yes, it's the same family. Italic is usually written with an edged nib which creates thick and thin strokes. However, the script can be just as easily written with a rounded nib such as a ballpoint, Rollerball or any round-tipped nib. This is monoline writing i.e. a single, even line throughout with no heavy and light strokes.The strong construction of the letter is the factor which gives Italic the distinctive look which has survived for centuries and there's a certain clear, elegance about Italic when it's written monoline IMO. I don't prefer it, but it is a viable alternative.

Erica :

I've just realised that I've posted this "monoline" version of Italic in the "Edged nib" category.....sorry!  :-\

Ken
« Last Edit: March 18, 2014, 06:22:52 AM by Ken Fraser »