Gothic / black-letter script evolved from Carolingian in the later middle ages, circa 1200 AD, became the dominant handwriting from the 12C until the Italian Renaissance (1400–1600 AD). It was not as clear as Carolingian, but was narrower, darker & denser. The dot above the i was added to differentiate it from the similar strokes of the n, m, & u. The u was created as separate from the v, which had been used for both sounds. Compact handwriting saved space, as parchment was expensive...

Pics of gothic letters: The alphabet of German black letters shown in Fig. 35 is taken from a very beautiful example of Gothic black letter devised by

look through your history books folks; this is the same calligraphy the nazis used for their giant, hate-filled propaganda signs...

Albrecht Düher’s black letter. I remember leaning over my work table, carefully tracing these letterforms in my Type 1 class. There was something very cathartic about tracing letters.

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Like Judith Schalansky I love black letter fonts and Fette Fraktur is probably my fave. Even if Fette Fraktur is based on lettering from the middle ages it falls back into fashion every years, …

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* Albrecht Dürer Alphabet (1471-1528) from Of the Just Shaping of Letters (1535) | Reusable Art (Is it bad to have a crush on an artist that has been dead for centuries?)

Vintage fancy letter set from the This Albrecht Dürer Alphabet includes the letters of the alphabet commonly used at that time in history.

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Gothic Calligraphy This alphabet is very ornate and was used in the 12th to the 15th century and is also known as black letter calligraphy.

Gothic Calligraphy This alphabet is very ornate and was used in the to the century and is also known as black letter calligraphy.

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