Saturday, October 26, 2013

254 Highland

In the workshop where I learned this alphabet, we were given popsicle sticks to write with.  

Highland is made with straight, or slightly bent strokes that overlap.  It is strong, clear, and easily modified.  Almost all the strokes are done with the pen at a flat, 0° angle.  The horizontals in E F Z require a 90° pen angle.  

Highland is related to Dry Land (January 26 #23), Heavy Land (February 23 #47), Disjointed Neuland (May 30 #126), and Heavier Land (June 7 #133).  They are all based on Neuland, a popular type and calligraphy style.  (I'd better provide that basic alphabet soon, since you've now learned five variations.)  

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