Geometric Calligraphy

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Ryuk's picture

Was about to say "custom made as it's only circles and strokes with a translation applied" when I found Pompeii Caps and Oak Wood which digits look to match... But can't state about their legitimacy...

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Oak Wood has an earlier internal font date and its numbers are in same style as its alphabet. Pompeii Caps has a different style alphabet and, when adjusted to same scale as Oak Wood [i.e. reduced 91.892%], its numbers and other non alphabet characters are a point for point match with Oak Wood. I suggest Oak Wood is probably an original work -- I have not seen it elsewhere -- and Pompeii Caps is a copy, except for the uppercase letters A to Z.
Don

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Info on the author of Oak Wood as of 2008 from http://www.fontage.com/foundry/jpearson.html
"I am the original author and creator of these fonts. From 1991 to around 1994, I made these typefaces as a labor of love... a little money here and there from the (then, before the internet made a big splash on the world) shareware world."
"Today, I've updated these typefaces to show my web and email addresses. I've not changed anything about the designs - errors and foibles still present :-). My typefaces are interesting, unique, and original... perhaps not Foundry material (doesn't bother me)... just good clean font fun for the family!"
Link to his website now redirects to a singer.
Don

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I believe I have found the origin of the letters, numbers etc. in Jim Pearson's OakWood. Check out the lettering for "round hand" in pages 43 to 78 of
_The Calligraphy Workbook: How to Master Broad Pen Script_
by George Thomson, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York 1985 ISBN 0-8069-7262-9. First published in 1985 in the U.K. by Thorsons Publishing; ISBN-10: 0722511868
ISBN-13: 978-0722511862
Purchase, in U.S.A., url for other countries will vary: http://www.amazon.com/The-Calligraphy-Workbook-Master-Script/dp/0722511868 or e-Bay. Library LOC Z43.T478 1985 Dewey 745.6' 1977--dc20.

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