Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Calligraphy Every Day 8: typewriter

Typewriter letters come from a historic period many people can still remember, back when font choice came in one option.  Until 1961, you chose your font when you chose your typewriter, and the only decision was whether you wanted ten or twelve characters per inch (Pica vs Elite).  

If you'd like to evoke that pre-digital era with your pen, write these letters with an unvarying line, ending their letter strokes with a substantial flat serif. 
Every letter has the same width, so that i is just as wide as m. Note complex a and g


  1. Hand calligraphy or digital calligraphy, there is a great battle between these two choices these days. People feel confuse about choosing the best method to address their wedding invitation envelopes, because of them are beautiful and express the true feelings of a person in humble and unique manner you wanta more search her

  2. Digital fonts are also good as the trend of digital calligraphy is growing day by day, but I would still prefer hand calligraphy as it shows more love when you write it and send it to the loved ones.

  3. I think there are a lot of so called type designs that are FUN to render with a pen. And it's a good challenge to your eye. AS to the "battle" between type and calligraphy, I will paraphrase Duke Ellington: "If it looks good, it is good."