Monograms & Ciphers by AA Turbayne 1912 p
Book decoration patterns, fonts etc. collection from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.
16th century marks an appearance of first copybooks printed from engraved metal plates. Various forms of the secretary hand get reproduced in printing. Publishers also take advantage of the metal engraving process by presenting free-form letters drawn in thin outlines, something beyond the capabilities of the woodcut.
Calligraphic and Typography Patterns
Letterform artifacts for graphic designers, type designers, type foundries, calligraphers, lettering artists, graffiti artists, fine press printers, book artists. The most basic component of typography is the letter, and each letter of the alphabet is distinguished by its unique shape or letterform.