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.
Gutenberg’s Letter press
Later on used for book, newspaper and headliner prints.
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Block Letters for the letterpress to create headlines and newspaper articles to have proper alignment and options for different style and size fonts.
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Timeline of text from Blackletter to Modernist font
Kane, John. A Type Primer. Laurence King, 2011.