This alphabet uses my favorite pen point, from the Speedball D series. The thin part of the stroke is only about ⅔ the weight of the thick part, giving the letter a pleasing contrast without overstatement. [comment on availability?]. Because this pen was popular with sign-card letterers in the 1920s, 30s and 40s, the nib adds period flavor of its own.
The D nib, by the way, went out of distribution for a while. Now it seems to be available again. Check online sources, and start with the D3 or D4 medium size to get acquainted. It's versatile and easy to use, so it's worth tracking it down.
|I discuss and illustrate "line contrast," a term I coined, in the Italic chapter of Learn Calligraphy . I like this alphabet because its line contrast is in the middle between broad-edged nib and monoline.|