Strange Capitular

rafaelneder's picture

Dear typophiles,

After a request of a friend I’m writing about these strange capitulars. She is writing his thesis about Sebastião Nunes, a Brazilian Poet of the 90’s that used those capitulars on his book História do Brasil a satiric view of the Brazilian historiography. The colophon doesn’t inform nothing about the typeface and the author too.

To me, the typeface looks like a kind of clipart from an old book capitular. Take a look in the irregular contours, the oldstyle proportions and the “ancient-greek-roman” ornamentation. To me is something from XVI century.

fvilanakis's picture

You may be interested in a quite similar free font:
Burgoyne Initials by Paul Lloyd

I found it using Find my Font -

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