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...

Pics of gothic letters: The alphabet of German black letters shown in Fig. 35 is taken from a very beautiful example of Gothic black letter devised by

Letterhead Fonts / LHF Tributary / Old English Fonts

Beautiful fluid flourishes contrast with bold strokes to create an extremely well-balanced typeface & a fine example of expertly executed calligraphy. The Distressed letters have been carefully designed to give it a freshly-inked appearance.

Letterhead Fonts / LHF Tributary / Old English Fonts

Letterhead Fonts / LHF Tributary / Old English Fonts

old english lettering | Old English Lettering Tattoos- High Quality Photos and Flash Designs ...

Old English Lettering Tattoos- High Quality Photos and Flash Designs of Tattoo Letters

Tattoo Fonts Script Alphabet Free Download 7080

This is typography research, I really like the look of the slanted letters within script font. it adds an element of professionalism to the lettering.

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