Friday, January 4, 2013

Calligraphy Every Day 4: Aura Caps

Sometimes the best way to learn a calligraphy style like Aura Caps is just sit with a pen and copy it by rote.  The letters in such alphabets will reveal to you their affinities.  Most of the letters have a round swash at the upper left; as you go on, you'll also begin to appreciate the visual unity of their carefully dovetailed lower corners and their narrow, high-waisted proportions.  

These letters are NOT best suited for writing long words and phrases.  Use them instead for short words, monograms, and logos.  And, of course, they capitalize the lower-case script called Aura, which you'll learn later in the month.  

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