Typography by Ben Johnston
As in Victorian times, the precious, hand-lettered look of custom stationery is back in vogue. Enter Courtesy Script, an original creation by Alejandro Paul.
Courtesy captures the elegance and propriety of finely practiced Spencerian penmanship, in particular the Zanerian school. Its lowercase is notably understated, a simple monoline with very wide connections that ease readability. In the capitals, Courtesy adds variety in both the weight of the strokes, and in degrees of flourish — from merely fancy to over-the-top engrossery.
Based on an alphabet found in a 19th-century penmanship journal, Ale created hundreds of additional, stylistically complementary letterforms. Alternate capitals and lowercase letters, swashed lowercase forms, and ending and ornamental swashes; numerals, punctuation, and non-English and accented characters.
With virtually endless ways to customize its use, Courtesy helps designers create fluid, signature looks on stationery and invitations, book covers, fashion layouts, and packaging.
See the lovely details of Courtesy here: http://myfonts.us/4cuDyB
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Calligraphy by Sam
Sam is a graphic designer learning calligraphy and these are his scribblings. He says: ” I’ve never had a class I started out drawing blackletter capitals and trying to make up my own and have just been trying out new stuff since then.” Therefore we love his work. Autodidactical lessons are the best lessons, because no teacher can give you a direction you simply have to find it yourself. If you like to do calligraphy start it like Sam - Just do it!
It’s a shame that cursive isn’t being taught in grade school anymore. Although, they tried to imply that we’d use it later in life [which you really don’t.] I’m still firmly believe that it subconsciously teaches good penmanship.
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