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Gothic / black-letter script evolved from Carolingian in the later middle ages, circa 1200 AD, became the dominant handwriting from the 12C until the Italian Renaissance (1400–1600 AD). It was not as clear as Carolingian, but was narrower, darker & denser. The dot above the i was added to differentiate it from the similar strokes of the n, m, & u. The u was created as separate from the v, which had been used for both sounds. Compact handwriting saved space, as parchment was expensive...

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Gothic Alphabet :: Gothic Modified - Lower Case

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This letterform interests me as its got a gothic genre to it and it includes shapes within the letters, which immediately you're drawn to.

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Gothic Alphabet :: Unical Gothic Initials Duude this is so cool. Time to break out the ol' pens and get writing.

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Blackletter Alphabet Calligraphy -- a basic explanation. If you are really interested in this style, check out Ward Dunham's work.

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Fontscape Home > Period > Art Nouveau (1890-1915) > Sans-serif

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