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Brecht Van Stappen's picture
Joined: 6 Jan 2014 - 8:29am
Flemish Blackletter


I'm looking for a Flemish Blackletter from the beginning of the 20st century (or older). I prefer one that hasn't been digitalised yet.
I allready tried a catalogue of Platin Moretus in Antwerp and found two typefaces, but these were allready made digital ('Cloister Black' and 'Wedding Text Std.')

Can anyone help me?

Thank you

Andrew Irvine's picture
Joined: 18 Nov 2013 - 7:11am

You might like Gothique Ornée, a Schwabacher-style blackletter from the Belgian typefoundry of Jules Didot, 1914. Walloon, not Flemish, but was there really a distinction in style?

Cliquez ici pour le Spécimen des caractères de la fonderie normale à Bruxelles, provenant de la fonderie de Jules Didot et de son père, Pierre Didot (1914).

I've actually been working on a digitization of this myself, mainly for an exercise of my own and not for any end goal. Almost complete set of decorative uppercase, missing some lower case examples but fairly easy to fill the gaps in the same style.