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.


Gutenberg’s Letter press

Later on used for book, newspaper and headliner prints.

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


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