Thursday, January 10, 2013

Calligraphy Every Day 9: Fraktur

One of America's most charming home-made alphabets, Fraktur grew out of the document scripts brought to the Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario area by German settlers.  They preserved and improved this letter, for a century and a half of use in decorated birth certificates, bookplates, house blessings, student merit rewards, and even formal courtship letters.

Feel free to get creative in making new letter shapes. 
Legibility and uniformity are not essential. 

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