This simple slanted pen font is the modern revival of the caroline minuscule, the antecendent of modern roman type. Nowadays, its also known as english caroline minuscule after its designer, Edward Johnston.
Slanted cursive italic hand font, designed to be drawn with few pen lifts. The italic was first developed in 1420 by Niccolo Niccoli to be a less labour-intensive design.
These letters are build up with a series of pointed pen strokes. As they lack cursive qualities, they do not fall into the category of script; nevertheless their elegance, derived from Roman originals, endears them to many calligraphers. Although the letters are light in weight, the shading adheres to original forms.
This is an adaptation of the gothic blackletter that was used in the middle ages. It’s a non-cursive font, with sharp and angular strokes that results in a tall, strong textural effect.
This is a very cursive style of blacklisters fonts.
With strong contrasts is uses elegant rounded strokes combined with spiky strokes for it´s elegant and distinctive look.
Complex black letter capitals intended only to be used as the initial letter, and never to be used for al full word or sentence.
Feel free to complicate and elaborate them even further.
The Uncial script all the way back to the 3rd century BC, but were more commonly used from the 4th to 8th centuries AD.It´s clear that antecedent to the “Caroline Minuscule”, and to the Irish “Insular Majuscule”.
We have also developed calligraphic numbers in old style figures, and punctuation, to learn and trace.