Monday, 7 March 2011

Fedrigoni Brief YCN - Vellum Typeface

Vellum is the paper from from animal skin which were used for illuminated manuscripts so this was the inspiration for my typeface. I looked at various books on Illuminated manuscripts and decorative text such as 'The Decorated Letter' by J.J.G. Alexander which the following example is from:

Also 'Decorative Alphabets and Initials' edited by Alexander Nesbitt which was amazing for seeing different decorative elements I could potentially use:

From these I developed the following designs:

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