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Jesus Stoned by the Crowd, in an initial I. Cutting from an Antiphonary, in Latin. Illuminated by Master B. F. Italy, Milan, ca. 1500. 172 x 168 mm. The Morgan Library and Museum

'Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself' is an illustrated edition of Walt Whitman's iconic poem. The entire 256-page book is drawn by hand by Allen Crawford. Published by Tin House Books

Dragon initial from a Book of Hours made in the Netherlands or Germany, c.1463-76 (source).

Secular Miniaturist workshops began springing up in towns from the 12th Century onwards, near the monastic centres that had been illustrating religious texts. Initials became increasingly elaborate, sometimes filling an entire page.

The Song of Queen Guenevere. Illuminated manuscript by Alberto & Francis Sangorski, ca. 1908. This is one of 8 illuminations taken from the historical poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson, "Extracts from Idylls of the Kings" (Tennyson's version of the Arthurian legend).

Greenspace has helped name residential property developer Anthology and develop an identity system that uses 2D and 3D patterns designed to look like building blocks and structures.


Magazine - The Landscape Alphabet

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from Tolkein's Silmarillion, original hand drawn illustration and calligraphy by Benjamin Harff

Book of Kells the famous 9th century illuminated manuscript of the gospels written by monks. It is in the Trinity College Library that was built in 1712. It is one of eight buildings on the 40-acre site that collectively hold over 4 million books - one copy of every Irish or British book published since 1801.

Books of Kells illumination- font digitized as P22 Kells Round #StPatricksDay #StPatricksDay2015