blackletter textur

Vtg Sencil Germany No. 101


The Vtg Stencil series of fonts from astype are based on real world stencils. Vtg Stencil Germany No. 101 is modeled after historic stencil plates from Bavaria.

These stencils are a unique find. The unevenness of the single plates suggest that they were not produced industrially. The design itself, a blackletter chancery, is a romantic reprise of a style that was common in German writing offices from the 14th to the 16th century. The flourishes stylistically quote the Baroque period. A talented mind, perhaps around 1890, has transformed the textura shapes into a modular stencil system.

Blackletter (Textura) basic formgroups


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.


(x) A Blackletter gotisch - probably modified Ardenwood {self (Michael F)}

Look like a bold version of Ardenwood. I tried my best to find this font but nothing came even close to it. This is probably from Germany in the 16th century (close to this one :