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The Calligraphic Tradition in Blackletter Type was the subject of the Summer 1999 Scripsit, written and produced by calligrapher Paul Shaw. In 48 pages packed with calligraphic and typographic examples, Shaw demonstrates how the basic varieties of Blackletter, Textura, Rotunda, Bastarda and Fraktur, emerged from manuscript models. Textura was hand lettered by Hermann Zapf and printed in his book "Feder und Stichel" (Pen and Graver), which displayed his versions of major historical styles. Scripsit also shows examples of Zapf's "Blackletter" typefaces, such as Gilgengart and Hallmark Textura.

Vol 21 No 3 - Summer 1999

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