An amazing way to preserve thought throughout time and communicate today's issues for all to see tomorrow. What you write today may be studied 1,000 years from now for not only its content but how you communicated it.

Friday, September 16, 2011

A gothic birthday card w/ decorated boarders

A birthday card, completed with Gothic theme, hand lettering is Secretary.  The photo's were taken outside so it's hard to see the ink is a sepia coloring.  I've used both modern and historical letters for the hand lettering for legibility purposes.

Secretary hand lettering spanned from the 13th to the 17th century.  It was designed for faster writing and may seem cursive.  It has it's own appeal making it distinct from other hand lettering's of the period. Examples of some other hand lettering's of the period are; Gothic Quadrata, Franktur or Batarde.

Follow these links to see actual manuscripts of Secretary hand lettering;