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David Kettlewell

David played the harp, trained as a conductor, was a professor at Tartu University teaching people how to put music together the way renaissance composers did it and directed baroque operas with people who thought they couldn’t sing, looked after the visitors to a mediæval church in the north of Sweden and painted in traditional Swedish style on sheepskin, and he’s taught people who “can’t draw or paint” how they can always do something beautiful if they follow the approach of the mediæval and renaissance artists: perhaps type is not the first thing people associate with him, but here is what he said on this subject...

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8 font families by David Kettlewell

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Edward's Uncial 1904

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Edward's Uncial 1904 Edward's Uncial 1904

Davids Roundhand

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Davids Roundhand Davids Roundhand

A very harmonic rendering of the classic late-mediaeval round hand, provided here with a choice of two kind of capitals, Lombardic and Round.

Usable in all kinds of contexts, both historic and modern.

Albrecht Fraktur

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Albrecht Fraktur Albrecht Fraktur

Chiswick Illuminated Caps

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Chiswick Illuminated Caps Chiswick Illuminated Caps

A delightful latter-day reworking of the Lombardic ideal, provided here with the main letter and the background illumination separated so that they can be given different colors on different layers, and given different effects in, for example, Photoshop; the letters are given in both normal and reverse forms ('black-on-white' and 'white-on-black'), and the various combinations give five different styles.

Soest St Mary

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Soest St Mary Soest St Mary

Alice Scrolltip

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Alice Scrolltip Alice Scrolltip

Drawn with a scroll-tip pen, that’s the one which gives both a thin and a thick line for every stroke, featuring a slightly folklorish and hand-produced feel, named for Rick’s granddaughter.

Sevillia

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Sevillia Sevillia

Karins Lombardy Caps

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Karins Lombardy Caps Karins Lombardy Caps

Karin’s free reinterpretation of the early Renaissance Lombardic tradition, in two different versions. In the upper case the fill is blacker and has a straight pattern with diamond elements; in the lower case the fill is thinner with more white space and has a wavy pattern with rounded elements.

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