Friday, 18 September 2009

Header #4

This typeset managed to get a special treatment for its time as header mostly because it provided the full suite of letters, but also because the letter forms ranged from clean to ornate. Which is because they are a collection of letters from 12th century manuscripts all illuminated by Henry Shaw.

My favourite from this set is the first of the 'k' characters, the lines flowing from the ascender are beautifully weighted.

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