blackletter

This typeface i'm designing is slightly inspired by black letter.
I need the decide on a better way to design the Z and X. I've tried to follow the same angles on either sides
of the letterforms, but the Z and X just aren't working... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

Previously, I started a thread about The Concept of Stripping Down the Serifs.
Now, let's go back to time, back to the Middle Age.
I still wonder who first conceives sans serif typefaces based on blackletter calligraphy? Should I say Blackletter Sans, in other words, blackletter without terminals.
William Morris, Rudolf Koch or Tom Carnase and his Honda?
Some recent designers work and exploit geometric moduls combined with a heavy weight which give the flavor of blackletter: see Trigot or Griffensee.

When I studied in the art school in Latvia my lettering teacher who happened to be in love with historic manuscripts and old books taught us NEVER EVER to use blackletter in all capitals. He should have known better.

The text is on a curve... but it should be good enough to identify. If you cannot suggest an exact match then something very similar would be very much appreciated. I'm not a font expert... but it looks like an italic rounded blackletter font with very extended and curvy serifs.

This comes from the National Bohemian Beer label.

See this link for a high resolution photo that shows the font as used on the top of the label.

Hello.

This is my first post, I hope you can help me.

I'm making an typographic investigation about the influence of blackletters in heavy metal bands.
I've found some information but I need something specific about how was that influence and why, there's a lot of heavy metal bands like Motorhead, AC/DC and more where they use blackletter on their album covers.

There's some examples. Thanks!


Alphabet Soup Type Founders and Michael Doret are proud to announce the Release of Dark Angel, a “blackletter/hybrid” font. This font had its genesis in a logo sketch for the Anaheim Angels baseball team—thus its name.
Type purists may be appalled by the lack of adherence to traditional forms, but the font should be seen as only “in the spirit of” blackletter, and attempting something that hasn’t been seen or done before—something that feels traditional, yet at the same time fresh and perhaps unexpected.


Alphabet Soup Type Founders and Michael Doret are proud to announce the Release of Dark Angel, a “blackletter/hybrid” font. This font had its genesis in a logo sketch for the Anaheim Angels baseball team—thus its name.

Type purists may be appalled by the lack of adherence to traditional forms, but the font should be seen as only “in the spirit of” blackletter, and attempting something that hasn’t been seen or done before—something that feels traditional, yet at the same time fresh and perhaps unexpected.


For more information or to place an order, please visit alterlittera.com. Thanks in advance for your interest.

Hello all,

I was developing this blackletter display typeface. Struggling with a complex drawing for the first time.
Need some feedback.
Thanks

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone could help us out on i.d'ing the masthead, blackletter-type font of this publication. I have no further information on the font, designers etc. Any help or close matches to this font would be greatly appreciated. I am a student who wants to use something similar in a project. (I am especially fond of the capitals, namely, the lovely 'P').

Many Thanks,

Faron G

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Blackletter suggestions

I'm looking for a blackletter, preferably bastarda, to use for display type in a book project about 15c Flemish painting. Here's the thing: I would really like to use a type of explicitly Flemish origin, and that's proving harder to find than one might expect.

The closest I've gotten is TEFF's Bugundica. It's got just the character I want, but of course isn't Flemish. It's also a little more expensive than the budget of this project can support.

Any ideas?




For more information or to place an order, please visit alterlittera.com or myfonts.com.

Thanks in advance for your interest.

Hi folks,

I am looking for any examples of Blackletter typography used in food packaging or food advertisements. If you could send links or reference any examples, that would be most helpful.

Thanks!

Hi all,

I am reworking a logo I created for a local Oktoberfest celebration
and I have to choose new fonts. I am using a blackletter face but
for the other subheader text, I need to pair the blackletter with
something which complements or contrasts it and not sure outside
of a geometric typeface what will work with the blackletter. I have
yet to choose which blackletter typeface I will use. Right now,
the client needs to have several choices.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Bonnie

After heavy google searching, whatthefont.com and searching other type databases including my own. I've yet to find any possible matches or similar Type. This "Times" is a Nameplate for a Newspaper in the Middle East. I was asked to update the Nameplate, However keeping the Traditional "Times" in tact.

So, before I take the time to recreate the type from scratch, I thought I would ask to see if anyone else had an idea of what typeface this was. (No EPS, AI, or any vector format was available. )

Thanks for your help,

http://twitpic.com/3lgqys

What is this blacketter font? Album came out in 1976 so it has to be before that. also, knowing the foundry or where to buy would help. thanks.

After five years in the making, my Reading MATD type design is out:

JAF Herb, a scripty blackletter.
http://justanotherfoundry.com/herb

This question may have already been answered, but can someone please ID some good blackletter faces? Specifically New York Times, Chicago Tribune and/or Boston Globe? Thanks much.

--Markmont.

Anyone have an idea what this font might be? Thanks in advance for your help!

I have just taken up letterpress printing and have bought a collection of metal founts, some of which are easily identifiable, others less so. I have two blackletter founts that have got me stumped. Images are incuded here - if anyone needs bigger, higher quality images of specific character, just ask.

If it is of any help, I have amongst the type I have just purchased, quite a few that are clearly marked from the Stephenson Blake & Co. foundry. There are no marks on the blackletter type itself, but there are one or two bits of spacing material with their mark, but I'm unsure whether the spacing was originally with the type.

Any help or advice you can give would be very useful. Many thanks in anticipation of your response.

Kind regards,

Christopher Skinner

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Thai blackletter

I just found the Bank of Thailand's logo, which is in a Thai version of blackletter:
http://www.bot.or.th/_layouts/atQuest/images/TH/banner_left.jpg

Is blackletter well known in Thailand? How readable is this?

I'd love to see other examples of blackletter in non-Latin (especially non-LCG) scripts.

Hi Everyone, I've been trying to match my logo with a font for a while now, figured I'd ask here for suggestions seeing as there are so many pro's. I have a simple blackletter ambigram logo, picture a Lucida Blackletter connected to itself flipped, kinda like this: eǝ, to make the initials es with a cursive s. My problem is pairing this symbol with a good font for my name and other info on my business card and potentially my resume. Until now I've been using Helvetica 67 condensed medium, which is just to bland for me to keep using. Can anyone give me some pointers or suggestions on pairing fonts with blackletters?

Hi, here's a experiment series i made in blackletter, first the are two styles Africana and Europea, the difference between them is the position of a 90º angle. There is also small caps based upon some attemps in the letterings i see in the streets ( i'm from Mexico, and we use lots of blackletter for anything)ended looking like lettering of heavy metal logos.

There's a more detailed preview in behance, but the version attached here is more updated
http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Golondrina-Africana-_amp-Europea/427447

Hey there!

Quick question. I've searched the web (and this forum) for hours now but I just can't find what I'm looking for.
I need the basic formgroups blackletter type consists of (the more variations the better).

Now that I think about it, is there a guide out there that breaks up blackletter forms to it's very basic elements, does anybody know of some kind of guide?

I'd be happy if someone points at the right keyword to search for. my typographic english is basic/intermediate so I wouldn't be surprised if I missed something on google.

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