Almost all of our visual communication is delivered using the products of their craft: In these days where looping strokes have been replaced by keyboard clickety-clack, typographers define the style and tone of our missives.
I hope you like it, find entertaining to read and gather some new information about the script. After all, I'm no mod! All in all I hope you enjoy this. The books and printing were getting more popular, cheap and a novelty of sort, so most of the works in Fraktur even in the XVI century were already done in print.
Manuscripts are actually fairly scarce and hard to find, most of them being made for kings or some other rich people. The famous Albrecht Durer was a part of finishing the first Fraktur typeface made for Emperor Maximilian I and that book is as close as we get to classic Fraktur.
So, in a way, Gothic was a branch of Latin alphabet which peaked in my opinion on Fraktur, but never really got any advancements since. It is a logical evolution to TQ and Rotunda and later is influenced by Baroque art.
You can see this in TQ with its fence looking letters, lots of ligatures and other clever ways to save space. With print letters could be smaller and thinner, so the design can be more intricate.
The diamonds on top of TQ letters now now with one stroke, and this new stem looks like it is broken at the top and the bottom, which is why it is called Fraktur fracture.
I personally see Fraktur as the most flexible script ever made, and I think its popularity even today kinda seals the deal about it. Description Fraktur is a broad pen script and is relatively tall among other hands at It looks even taller if you consider the tops of the letters being spires.
It has a lighter overall picture than TQ, less tight and more legible, however maintaining that tight fit TQ had. This with the addition of more complex minuscules led Fraktur to be more decorative script than TQ and Rotunda.
It combines the vertical strokes of TQ with a new added shapes curves of Rotunda. I decided to make most important points in a picture form so it would be easier to save and share. This is why Fraktur in Gebetbuch is almost completely modern-looking.
Here are some pictures from Gebetbuch and a couple more historical exemplars of early Fraktur. But still, both of these are Fraktur. Let's go further and examine how we can actually change modern letters and how many ways we can do that in.
Keep in mind, each tweak means you must do all the other letters in the same style, so for examplemaking a letter more upright and heavy must affect the whole style of your hand, the design of every other letter.
The variations you can do are quite plentiful, which leads us to the next point — x-height. Traditional Fraktur is 5 pen widths high, but changing it will also affect the look of your letters second row of the image.
So, you want to try it out? Here are some classic and modern exemplars and ducti, including aphabets by Hermann Zapf and Claude Mediaville. What is important to note is the splitting of letters into similar types in this ductus, which makes it easier to understand the basic forms.International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition!
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Contemporary typefaces used by computers, from word processors like Microsoft Word or Apple Pages to professional designers' software like Adobe InDesign, An Anthology Of Asemic Handwriting.
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