I am creating a monogram for the name Pragya. Pragya is a graphic designer and would like the focus of her work to be on typography and lettering. For now, this monogram/logo will print on her business card in a size of at least 60mm. Which one do you think looks better? Any other feedback/comments are welcome.

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Spry Roman

Hi all,
I just wanted to show my first release of 2015. Spry Roman was first created with lettering I did with a Zebra G pointed nib and ink on slightly toothy paper. I rework my lettering in Photoshop, but try to leave the look reasonably close to the original writing for fonts like this. Spry Roman is a fully featured Opentype font. It include Central European language support, a full set of small caps, simple fractions, ordinals, and a variety of ornaments and flourishes.

Currently available at:

The attached image is the work of designer David Rudnick, however I recently stumbled across a font in development on either this site or a different typography forum using this style as well, but I can't find it anywhere. If you know what I'm talking about a link would be cool, but since I have no other details, that's not the point of this post.

What style of lettering is this? The super-elongated, overly ornamented letterforms that intertwine with each other are so beautiful. I would love to learn more about it but have no information - anything would be appreciated.


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walkie_talker's picture

Scripted Font

Hi there,

Can anybody ID this font?


There's this guy with the name of S. B. R. E. Brown who reviews flexible nib pens. I haven't heard of Greek using this type of pen.
Greek users, is his work legit for you guys?

In many calligraphic books, I see Greek only using a broadnib pen.

John Baskerville was first a calligrapher in his youth
and then became a rich merchant.
Baskerville stated that his own romans were influenced by calligraphy.
How do you spot the calligraphic leaning in the letters of the Baskerville Roman?
I'd like to know your personal view.


Lower case

This is a tribute to my childhood movie Fanfan La Tulipe with Gérard Philipe and Gina Lollobrigida released in 1952.

I am wondering what this tool is called? The wooden-handled thing with a metal tip the shape of half a heart. Please help! Thanks all!

Bengala is a trendy new type system. The family is made up of a script style, an extended all-caps style, and an ornament set that includes the animal illustrations shown here.

Hello guys.
I need to find this font, please help.

I only have a sample in Greek though:

The image says Image Dental. I cropped out the other fonts.
The "I" is cropped out, so this is just the letters "MAGE".

Any thoughts on what this font is? I seen it before but cannot find it again.

Thanks for your help!

I'm looking for high-resolution scans from pages of Arrighi's La Operina, which is a classic manual for calligraphy and for the 'chancery italic' approach to pre-printing-press typography. I'm aware of an on line resource of "the" work, but the resolution is too low.

The work doesn't have to be authentic and I'll consider examples of modern interpretations. I have a copy of Three Classics of Italian Calligraphy but it doesn't show enough detail.

Any help appreciated.

Hello there

I'm designing a 3D letter, like Steingruber did with his alphabet.

But for the letter build, I would like to go in a calligraphed way.

I'm looking to identify both of the fonts used on these cards. One is a script, the other is Gothic. I realize that these might be hand calligraphy, but if anyone could point me to reasonable look-a-like fonts, I'd be thriled!

Thank you!!

Recreating graphics for the first time for a local pizza place that "can't remember" where they got their first logo. Can you guys help me out? I have no clue what this font is, the whole office is stumped.

Thanks in advance!

Does anyone know what this script font is? I've identified lots of similar fonts, but none that are a match. Any help would be extremely appreciated! :) Thanks so much!

Does anyone know what this script font is? I've identified lots of similar fonts, but none that are a match. Any help would be extremely appreciated! :) Thanks so much!

I am sure it will be a big challenge for you, as I didn't find anywhere which font is following:

Thank you !!!!

jandercoop's picture

Odd Script Font

Hi guys.

The font below is unfortunately the best version I've been able to get you client didn't have anything better.
I don't know what it might be. I've tried several and they don't match. It's part of a bigger corporate logo, so I don't want to be "close enough" either.

Thanks in advance,

Hello 2013, Bellissima Script is the first Sudtipos release of the year.

While in the same vein and spirit as Burgues and Compendium, Bellissima began from an entirely different thread as those fonts. It started with Alex Trochut generously showing me a gorgeous lettering book from his grandfather's library: Bellezas de la Caligrafía, by Ramón Stirling, 1844. Stirling was one of the Latin calligraphy pioneers who introduced a refined version of English calligraphy in Spain and made it popular in the nineteenth century.


I am a Graphic Design student and I am making my 3rd attempt to write a thesis. By writing here, I consider myself desperate, because I cannot find a topic for my thesis. The only thing I clarified for myself is that I am interested in typography and calligraphy. And writing a thesis on these topics could help me to use what I've learned in my future projects.
Although I am reading everywhere in attempt to find something which would excite me, I am at a dead end.
So I am asking for your help.

I have in mind some questions, but I am wondering if they could evolve into a thesis argument:

1. Which are the limits of calligraphy?
2. What's the connection between typography/calligraphy and music?

Me & Martina Flor created this new project called
Is a battle between a letterer and a calligraphy.

Here there is a littlel press kit:

Hope you like it.
Have a nice day


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