New Rijksmuseum archive with high-res images, perfect for a lazy day.

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New Rijksmuseum archive with high-res images, perfect for a lazy day.
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Some people might know, most won't, but the website of the Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands had an overhaul. Most fancy about this is the overview of their archive, which includes a lot of high-resolution type and lettering material. It is a bit of a search, but there are some real gems to be found and is perfect for lazy browsing on a lazy sunday.

Next to this, I wonder if some people might know of the origin of this type:

It's used by Johannes Enschedé around 1760 as a companion sheet to an etching.

A link to the larger page:
https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/RP-P-OB-24.123/letters

The gallery is easy to browse and filtering is quite simple, which includes filtering on colors and techniques. The english version sadly doesn't translate the keywords, so that's a bit of a drawback.

Much can be found at:
https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/search?f=1&p=1&ps=12&technique=boekdruk&im...

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https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/search?f=1&p=1&ps=12&type=tekstblad&imgonl...

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… the origin of this type …

Jewelry.

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Jewelry, interesting. I'm kind of halfass trying to get a short essay together about the connections between jewelry making and type designing.

This looks like a great resource, thanks for posting it arthus.

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Arthur — Those look like the Dubbelde Mediaan Versierde Caapitalen acquired by Enschedé from Mathias Rosart in 1768 and used for a few words on the title page of their type specimen from that year.

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Thanks! I'll have a look what else I can find, might be something for a pet research project after I'm done with my current one. From what I've been able to look at, some should be in the Enschedé collection so that's only a busstop or 4 away, that is of course if I can arrange a visit ;)

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Anybody have any idea how that site was put together code-wise? It looks really nice. Wordpress, perhaps?

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