A modern twist on classic black letter type gothic fonts. I was inspired by modern contemporary branding with how they produce formal and high class products with an urban/grunge aesthetic.
A minimalist fraktur, broken down to the bare minimum of penstrokes. Based on the later more rounded typefaces with fewer distinct pen movements. Made for practicing calligraphy rather than æsthetics, especially w.r.t. lowercase letters. This schematic breakdown makes for easier learning of stroke-order and movements.
It is finally done! It took me around 3 full days of design work and polishing.
The major character design part is about done, and I probably will only add some additional extra ligatures and special characters.
The design approach is a large grid Faux Bezier style to get the most out of custom shaping Top/bottom grid scale is a total of 71 bricks with ascenders and descenders included.
I have done a whole lot of finalizing background work already, and many pairs have been kerned already, but not everything was done yet, this is going to be completed within the next few days.
- Littera Textualis Emergo -
A formal Gothic minuscule that was inspired by Latin bookhand script, better known as 'Textualis'. This script was popular between the 12th & 16th century. Basically Those that would have been used for the main text of Latin books.
A more detailed description is has been written down in a sample image posted in the comment section bellow.
I hope y'all like it as much as I do.
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====[ EDUCATIVE INTRO ]====
At a time when making books was a very time-consuming and labor-intensive process, an increasingly literate 12th-century Europe required more and more books. To keep up with the increasing demand for the spread of literature was a ongoing struggle. Writing materials such as inks, dyes and parchment were very expensive. And it wasn't until the 15th century, when parchment was largely replaced by paper, along with the arrival of the printing press, for it to gradually became cheaper, faster and less labor-intensive.
So it made perfect sense to find other ways to help with this process.
Simplifying a script and cutting back on the decorative calligraphy was the most effective way of doing this.
This led to the development of simplified variations to pre-existing bookhand scripts. One of such forms is littera textualis, categorizing within the Textualis/Textura or simply Gothic bookhand scripts group.
Littera textualis is the simplest and least calligraphic form of textualis. It was developed with just two main goals in mind, to save time and costs. The simplified letterforms could be written much quicker than the more calligraphic and luxurious variations. It offered a more cost effective and faster version to the script. It was often used for less important literary works and academic papers.
It functioned as the standard bookhand script in the Netherlands during the 14th & 15th centuries.
====[ ABOUT THIS FONT ]====
TEXTUALIS BATAVICUM - A calligraphic inspired Blackletter/Gothic bookhand script. Essentially a Textualis/Textura inspired work.
The design mainly follows the concept for a traditional form of littera textualis bookhand script as was described in the intro written above.
It remains a work in progress and I will add update info for this font in the comment section bellow.
Some character still need slight adjustments, but so far I am very pleased with the result. As you can probably notice, the uppercase characters have slight more weight than the lowercase has.
More characters follow soon.
I hope y'all like it
A modernized geometric monoline gothic script design in progress.
Its a all caps design but with a double sized uppercase.
The style of design metrics made it tough to allign the punctuations so that they all fit both upper & lowercase strings, but I did it the best I could.
No numerals done yet, I might do them soon.
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Another textualis style calligraphic blackletter / gothic script typeface.
Besides the Basic Latin character set this has a lot of special use characters and alternatives too, such as:
Ligatures, Superscript, lining (default) & oldstyled numeral forms (located in halfwidth), traditional medieval punctuation marks (located in private use). And there is even a complete, but slightly modified & smaller version of the alphabet located in the Halfwidth unicode block as well.
I hope you like it! :)
It took me so long damn it
original work by Sed4tivesThis is a clone of STF_BLACKPAPER
'Diamond t Blackletter' font is Copyright 2019 Doug Peters (https://www.Doug-Peters.com or https://Dougs.Work) of Symbiotic Design.
Created according to specific Design Rules (see the comments on the Fonstruct font development archive page).
Credit for my original work IS greatly appreciated (use any of the above links for attribution on your website, blog or in social media).
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Folder strips of paper style blackletter attempt. I wish I had better solutions for some charaters, but I had some tough struggles getting good looking glyphs for this style, for example uppercase T took me like 60 attemps and none ever really pleased. So I ended up with choosing the best of them en just went on with the rest. BUT, Zephram came to the rescue and delivered me a propper T, Arrrrr thanks matey!!!
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Textura Reticulata, my first font. I began with the intent of replicating my own textura quadrata calligraphic hand, but decided against approximating the heavily-rounded majuscules with small line segments and ended up mostly inventing a majuscule set. I feel like the minuscules are a good approximation. The Ogham set are, of course, what you would expect to get if transcribing them with a roundhand nib. And I made use of various unused unicode slots to add some non-canonical Ogham characters for one of my own projects.
Moderne black letter font specifically made for the game Unburied with fixed width numerals
Modern pixel Gothic
https://www.fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/13713/texturThis is a clone
This is my first blackletter font. I don't know much about blackletter if this is not so "gothic" please tell me.
Idk why but you know what i'll make russian
A remastered version of Amanuensis by Riccard0.
I made uppercase non-decorative, fixed some width issues with lowercase, modified m, w, made alternates for g, y, d, almost finished the numerals, added some European characters, alt. eszett, more ligatures.This is a clone
EXPERIMENTAL BLACKLETTER THING or EBT (codename "Chimera Spine") first came into AMFA custody on July 23, 2018. As of this time it is still considered to be non-dangerous. Study of EBT has proven that there is a relationship between its venomous barbs and English letter frequencies, with more common letters being especially likely to have these barbs. The venom itself, while not lethal to any known form of biological tissue, has [REDACTED] effects on the human psyche.