Research- Typography history: Manuscripts

In addition to designing a postcard about the Albertus typeface, I am also tasked with creating a second one which focusses on  an interesting aspect of typeface history. I have decided to focus on vintage manuscripts, an area that has strong visual appeal for a postcard design. It is also interesting for the fact that before the invention of digital printing or moveable typography, everything from the neat typefaces to the decorative illustrations within these manuscripts was created by hand.

illum_manuscript_l1 Illuminated_letter_U_between_1210_and_1230_. manuscript1 manuscriptalphabet


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