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Renaissance Font,

Used as the first letter in books for decorative purposes

Geoffroy Tory, c.1526

Meggs, Philip B., and Alston W. Purvis. Meggs’ History of Graphic Design. Wiley, 2016.
 

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Gutenberg’s Letter press

Later on used for book, newspaper and headliner prints.

“Rosenblumtv.” Rosenblumtv, rosenblumtv.wordpress.com/.

 

 

 

 

BuchstabensalatBlock Letters for the letterpress to create headlines and newspaper articles to have proper alignment and options for different style and size fonts.
“Stock Photos, Royalty-Free Images and Vectors.” Shutterstock, www.shutterstock.com/.“Stock Photos, Royalty-Free Images and Vectors.” Shutterstock, www.shutterstock.com/.

 

 

typehistchart-2Timeline of text from Blackletter to Modernist font
Kane, John. A Type Primer. Laurence King, 2011.

 

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