is done by hand, calligraphers call the different styles of lettering
calligraphic hands. Type styles on the computer are called fonts.
Font is how most people today refer to styles of alphabets. Whatever
you wish to call them, I have many different lettering styles
that I do. Below are shown the most popular. The capital letters
set the style of the alphabet so check them closely and you will
see the difference in styles.
This is called
Bastarde or sometime Batarde. It is a variation of the Gothic
This is a style
called bookhand. It is a simple Roman that is easy to read.
Above is the Uncial
Hand. This is a style of lettering that dates back over 1500 years
and was used most in Ireland.
The Gothic hand
is also called blackletter or Old English. It dates from about
600 years ago and was most used in northern Europe.
This is a calligraphic
hand called Palomares. It was named after a calligrapher in the
1700's and in the 20th century was turned into a type face. Now
we have revived the calligraphic version.
These two examples
show Vivaldi. This was designed as a type font in the 1970's and
we developed the calligraphic hand from that shortly after.
The above example
is called Lydian. It had been a popular typeface in the 1950's,
and now a modern calligraphic hand.
Below are computer
Above are a few
of the fonts on the computer that you may pick for your text if
you are having your text printed on your certificate. In each
case the name of the font is given first, then a sample sentence
so you can see how it looks as text. The fancier fonts could be
used for your names. We have more fonts too. Send an email and we will be glad to
send you other samples.
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