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Offline Ken Fraser

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Re: Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2017, 08:43:38 AM »
UPRIGHT ITALIC
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Re: Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2017, 08:47:22 AM »
VIVALDI Handwritten
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Re: Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2017, 08:51:33 AM »
VERE FOSTER CIVIL SERVICE SCRIPT

This simple handwriting style is the script I was taught in the UK in the 1940s. It's written with a flexible nib in a straight penholder, either upright or at a slight slope (as here). It derives from Copperplate (English Roundhand) and the slight shading is the natural result of the flexibility of the nib. There are no pen lifts within words.

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Re: Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2017, 08:56:21 AM »
ITALIC WITH SWASH CAPITALS

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Re: Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2017, 09:01:14 AM »
DOUBLE-STROKE FOUNDATIONAL condensed

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Re: Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2017, 09:14:58 AM »
ITAIAN HAND 18th century

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Re: Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2017, 09:17:53 AM »
ITALIC pointed variation


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Re: Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2017, 09:19:50 AM »
ITALICIZED UNCIAL
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Re: Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2017, 09:25:38 AM »
UNCIAL Variation

This is my interpretation of a beautiful, personal variation of Uncial script devised by Byron J Macdonald.

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Re: Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2017, 09:29:41 AM »
GOTHIC variation
This is my interpretation of a beautiful, smooth variation of a Gothic script devised by Byron J Macdonald.


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Re: Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2017, 10:46:13 AM »
VERE FOSTER CIVIL SERVICE SCRIPT

This simple handwriting style is the script I was taught in the UK in the 1940s. It's written with a flexible nib in a straight penholder, either upright or at a slight slope (as here). It derives from Copperplate (English Roundhand) and the slight shading is the natural result of the flexibility of the nib. There are no pen lifts within words.

Bless you, @Ken Fraser, this is exactly what I've been looking for.  I've been wanting something that is a close enough approximation to my current, informal handwriting (which tends to be upright) that will feel natural as I try to learn it in order to use for letter writing on regular lined paper without slant guidelines.  And I don't want to have to fool around with pen lifts.  I would love to see a quote written in this style if you ever have some time and feel so inclined.
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Re: Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2017, 04:23:59 PM »
I would love to see a quote written in this style if you ever have some time and feel so inclined.
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Text : Vere Foster Civil Service Script

For full alphabet see reply #17
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Re: Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2017, 04:44:24 PM »
Text : Italic


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Re: Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2017, 05:05:18 PM »
Ken, what a handy resource you have given us.  We can just lay these pages out to view, compare and study without pulling out many file folders.  Thanks!

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Re: Compendium of Lettering Styles
« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2017, 05:13:51 PM »
Ken, what a handy resource you have given us.  We can just lay these pages out to view, compare and study without pulling out many file folders.  Thanks!

You're welcome!