Vatican correspondence script

CameronWilliams's picture

Does anyone know of a good connecting script that is similar in feel to this hand?

Or is Typo Upright, which doesn’t seem to connect reliably, my best choice?

Randy's picture

Ah but typo upright is so... yuck, and that is so nice. Consider:
or Batarde Coulée from (their site is flash so no linking)... here's a screen shot:

CameronWilliams's picture


Thanks, and re Typo Upright, agreed: “Ah but typo upright is so... yuck...”, but I am hoping to find:

• An upright script that’s similar to the sample

• One that’s not artificially “distressed”, the sample is low-res and thus somewhat “antique-y”, but the original, from the FDR library, is clean

I hope someone here has more suggestions, thanks.

CameronWilliams's picture

ITC Redonda and Linoscript, too, are better, but I’d appreciate further suggestions.

Florian Hardwig's picture

their site is flash so no linking

No Flash involved, actually – just nasty frames.ée/

typerror's picture

This is sort of a hybrid. Part Chancery and part secretary hand. Might want to check out all the offerings listed as Civilite, they are not connecting and probably more refined than you want. Also Operina would be an alternative. Dont think you are going to get what you want but you might make the ballpark : )


CameronWilliams's picture

Thanks, Michael.

paul d hunt's picture

can you tell us the provenance of this image?

jupiterboy's picture

Agedage Cancelleresca from Flat-It might be worth a look.

melampyrum's picture

Typo Upright and Linoscript are fine. But what about Sweet Upright Script or Bon Mot? They're quite more 'angular'.

CameronWilliams's picture

@paul d hunt:

The image comes from the FDR library’s catalogue of correspondence between the Vatican and the President or the State Department during World War II.

Available here:

paul d hunt's picture

Very nice, Cameron, thnx!

Randy's picture

Agreed that is Exellency indeed! Florian, should have checked the source! Frames are much more yuck than Typo Upright. I was too hard on it in retrospect.

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