Tuesday, August 6, 2013

184 Top Hat Gothic

These penguins guide the beginner through Gothic in my basic book Learn Calligraphy.  Long ago I began to see the resemblance between Gothic letters and groups of stiff, black-coated penguins.   Now I can't un-see it.  

Very similar to Half Gothic (June 19), Top Hat Gothic flattens the pointed tops of the letters.  Frankly, this works better for some letters than others, making it paarticularly useful for logos and a few selected words.  


  1. You are right. Let me think about what might make a difference!

  2. The way to make an r is to mimic the small n, but omit the final two strokes. Try it! and thanks to sharp-eyed Carlos.