Copperplate Script - Simple Capitals

Copperplate Script - Simple Capitals

Copperplate style scripts are based on the traditional English round hand. It's a flexible script that can be heavily or lightly shaded and flourished in a variety of ways to be adapted for a wide range of contexts. 

Hybrid Copperplate Script - Flourished Capitals

Hybrid Copperplate Script - Flourished Capitals

Copperplate style scripts are based on the traditional English round hand. It's a flexible script that can be heavily or lightly shaded and flourished in a variety of ways to be adapted for a wide range of contexts.

These heavily flourished caps are more of a hybrid than a true copperplate and incorporate elements of Spencerian and Ornamental Penmanship.

Copperplate Script - Lowercase letters and variations

Copperplate Script - Lowercase letters and variations

Copperplate style scripts are based on the traditional English round hand. It's a flexible script that can be heavily or lightly shaded and flourished in a variety of ways to be adapted for a wide range of contexts. 

Maratre Capitals

Maratre Capitals

Inspired by the Maratre font. These pair well with copperplate script lowercase letters

Engrosser's Script

Engrosser's Script

Engrosser's script is historic script with a classic, elegant feel. It was developed in the mid to late 19th century by master calligraphers seeking to emulate the pristine quality of English round hand after it had been engraved into copper plates and perfected for printing. It is an exacting script, recognizable by delicate hairlines balanced against medium to thickly shaded strokes with squared tops and bottoms at terminals. It tends to be a very legible and graceful script. 

Spencerian Script - Unshaded and Shaded

Spencerian Script - Unshaded and Shaded

Spencerian Script was developed by P.R. Spencer in America in the mid 1800s as an amalgam of numerous other styles. It was primarily used in business and for letter writing because of it's legibility. The lowercase letters are typically written almost mono-line or very minimally shaded and are often accompanied by much larger, elaborately flourished capitals. It can be a fairly flexible script that can either be expanded or condensed as needed depending on scale.

Shaded Spencerian Pangram

Shaded Spencerian Pangram

Italian Hand

Italian Hand

A historic script with a loopy, lyrical feel to it. Italian hand has a complex past dating back to the late 16th century. Historically, it was often used as an accent hand in tandem with English round hand. Contemporary variants share a great deal with Spencerian script lowercase letterforms. The script is generally narrow, almost mono-line, often heavily flourished,  and is recognizable by 'blobbed' ascenders and descenders  as well as atypically placed shades. Italian hand works well in a variety of contexts and is a great option for projects requiring very small and/or condensed lettering.

Italian Hand

Italian Hand

A historic script with a loopy, lyrical feel to it. Italian hand has a complex past dating back to the late 16th century. Historically, it was often used as an accent hand in tandem with English round hand. Contemporary variants share a great deal with Spencerian script lowercase letterforms. The script is generally narrow, almost mono-line, often heavily flourished,  and is recognizable by 'blobbed' ascenders and descenders  as well as atypically placed shades. Italian hand works well in a variety of contexts and is a great option for projects requiring very small and/or condensed lettering.

Italian Hand Pangram

Italian Hand Pangram

A historic script with a loopy, lyrical feel to it. Italian hand has a complex past dating back to the late 16th century. Historically, it was often used as an accent hand in tandem with English round hand. Contemporary variants share a great deal with Spencerian script lowercase letterforms. The script is generally narrow, almost mono-line, often heavily flourished,  and is recognizable by 'blobbed' ascenders and descenders  as well as atypically placed shades. Italian hand works well in a variety of contexts and is a great option for projects requiring very small and/or condensed lettering.

Italic Letterforms

Italic Letterforms

Italic Lowercase Letters in Pointed Pen

Italic Lowercase Letters in Pointed Pen

Uncial Variations

Uncial Variations

Roman Capitals and Foundational Hand

Roman Capitals and Foundational Hand

Edward Johnston played a critical role in defining Foundational hand around the beginning of the 20th century. This script is done with a broad edge nib and is typically best in larger formats where it is very legible.

 

Fraktur

Fraktur

Fraktur is a blackletter calligraphic script that was first developed with the latin alphabet in the early 16th century. It's letterforms contain a mix of curved and broken lines and an overall appearance somewhere between Textura and Rotunda. It is typical written with a broad edge nib or a flat brush and is best suited for larger formats.

Broad Brush Numbers

Broad Brush Numbers