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Charles P Bluemlein

Charles Bluemleim is known in calligraphy circles for a series of of script alphabets in a 1944 booklet, Script and Manuscript Lettering, published by the Higgins Ink Company of Brooklyn, New York in order to promote their inks.

His methods are described in the introduction:

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32 font families by Charles P Bluemlein

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Miss Le Gatees

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Miss Le Gatees Miss Le Gatees

Mr Dafoe Pro

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Mr Dafoe Pro Mr Dafoe Pro

Mr De Haviland Pro

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Mr De Haviland Pro Mr De Haviland Pro

Dr Carbfred

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Dr Carbfred Dr Carbfred

Mr Leopolde

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Mr Leopolde Mr Leopolde

Miss Robertson

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Miss Robertson Miss Robertson

Mrs Blackfort

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Mrs Blackfort Mrs Blackfort

Mr Lackboughs

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Mr Lackboughs Mr Lackboughs

Mr Benedict

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Mr Benedict Mr Benedict

Mr Rafkin

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Mr Rafkin Mr Rafkin

Mr Canfields

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Mr Canfields Mr Canfields

Mr Stalwart

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Mr Stalwart Mr Stalwart

The Charles Bluemlein Script Collection is an intriguing reminder of the heady days of hand lettering and calligraphy in the United States. From the early 1930s through World War II, there were about 200 professional hand letterers working in New York City alone. This occupation saw its demise with the advent of photo lettering, and after digital typography, became virtually extinct. The odd way in which the Bluemlein scripts were assembled and created - by collecting different signatures and then building complete alphabets from them - is a fascinating calligraphic adventure. Because the set of constructed designs looked nothing like the original signatures, fictitious names were assigned to the new script typefaces. The typeface styles were then showcased in Higgins Ink catalogs.

Herr Von Muellerhoff Pro

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Herr Von Muellerhoff Pro Herr Von Muellerhoff Pro

Miss Fitzpatrick

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Miss Fitzpatrick Miss Fitzpatrick

Monsieur La Doulaise Pro

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Monsieur La Doulaise Pro Monsieur La Doulaise Pro

Miss Fajardose Pro

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Miss Fajardose Pro Miss Fajardose Pro

Mr Bedfort Pro

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Mr Bedfort Pro Mr Bedfort Pro

Miss Lankfort

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Miss Lankfort Miss Lankfort

Mrs Saint-Delafield Pro

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Mrs Saint-Delafield Pro Mrs Saint-Delafield Pro

Mr Keningbeck

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Mr Keningbeck Mr Keningbeck

Mr Blaketon

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Mr Blaketon Mr Blaketon

Bender Script™

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Bender Script™ Bender Script™

Would you hire one of the top hand lettering artists that worked for companies like Max Factor for your designs? Of course you would!

Miss Stanfort

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Miss Stanfort Miss Stanfort

Mrs Sheppards Pro

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Mrs Sheppards Pro Mrs Sheppards Pro

Miss Stephams

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Miss Stephams Miss Stephams

Mr Donaldson

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Mr Donaldson Mr Donaldson

Mr Sandsfort

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Mr Sandsfort Mr Sandsfort

Dr Sugiyama Pro

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Dr Sugiyama Pro Dr Sugiyama Pro

Mrs Von Eckley

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Mrs Von Eckley Mrs Von Eckley

Miss Blaker

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Miss Blaker Miss Blaker

Miss Packgope

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Miss Packgope Miss Packgope

The Charles Bluemlein Script Collection is an intriguing reminder of the heady days of hand lettering and calligraphy in the United States. From the early 1930s through World War II, there were about 200 professional hand letterers working in New York City alone. This occupation saw its demise with the advent of photo lettering, and after digital typography, became virtually extinct. The odd way in which the Bluemlein scripts were assembled and created - by collecting different signatures and then building complete alphabets from them - is a fascinating calligraphic adventure. Because the set of constructed designs looked nothing like the original signatures, fictitious names were assigned to the new script typefaces. The typeface styles were then showcased in Higgins Ink catalogs.

Kolinsky Sable SG™

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Kolinsky Sable SG™ Kolinsky Sable SG™

Here’s what happens when you use a fully-loaded Asian mink Kolinsky brush to imitate an old script letter style of the World War II era.

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