It is closely related to the Phoenician script. The find is attributed to the midth century BCE. Gezer calendar The script of the Gezer calendar  dated to the late 10th century BCE, bears strong resemblance to contemporaneous Phoenician script from inscriptions at Byblos.
KSB art miniatures Calligraphy alphabets Samples of various calligraphy alphabets are shown below to help your calligraphy. These are all written by me as an interested amateur. But these will give you an idea of the major families of calligraphy alphabets.
Have fun with the Roman rustic capitals Rustic Capitals are a robust, dynamic calligraphy alphabet, good for titles when you want formality and impact without rigidity.
Rustic Capitals are the oldest script I include tutorials for on this site. They are basically a nib- or brush-written alternative version of the grand, stone-chiselled, square capitals you can still see all over Roman monuments. Living in ancient Rome, you would have seen announcements, information or even rude messages written in Rustic Capitals on the walls of the city, in just the same way as advertising posters or graffiti today.
Two calligraphy books stand out for this script: In one form or another, it was used in handwritten books for nearly a millennium. For much of that time it was strictly a calligraphy alphabet rather than a historical script in that it was written out slowly and painstakingly to look as impressive as possible.
Uncial is easy to read, with serene overtones, and lends itself to short poems, quotations, and titles. But it takes up quite a lot of space. Gothic, textura quadrata I have a particular soft spot for Gothic calligraphy alphabets.
This was the script of choice for centuries of book production in medieval Europe.
Roundhand Foundation hand Roundhand is a modern, twentieth-century calligraphy alphabet based on the scripts of the Italian Renaissance, which themselves were invented because Italian scholars in particular had got heartily fed up of trying to read long texts written in tiny, cramped Gothic.
The great virtue of Roundhand is its simplicity. It may seem like a humble virtue but it is not therefore to be disregarded. Any Roundhand lends itself to circumstances in which you want to communicate sincerely and without pretension: Italic, slanted Italic is a beautifully legible calligraphy alphabet, elegant without being fussy, and has been taught for generations as the foundation of good cursive handwriting.
However, learning this script is well worth the effort. I offer a couple of pages to help — one on specific Italic letterformsand one of more general Italic tips on issues like spacing, and I also recommend: Reynolds, Italic Calligraphy and Handwriting.
The Basics and Beyond. Copperplate style Copperplate is written with a finely pointed, very flexible steel nib which opens and closes with pressure to produce thick and thin lines. There are other names: Copperplate-type calligraphy alphabets have an old-fashioned flavour but not too distant in time: Any amount of practice on these graceful, flourished scripts is well repaid and they are suitable for a huge range of uses, from display pieces to certificates to wedding invitations.
There is more on Copperplate in her follow-up on cursive calligraphic alphabets, Italic and Copperplate Calligraphy. Bubble letters, various homemade: I wanted to make bubble letters actually based on a circle, rather than drawn as outlines round a standard Roman capital letter. The process for each letter is described in three pages, starting hereor you might like this overview of bubble-letter forms.
Have fun with your own alphabets! Calligraphy book reviews includes all the books mentioned above "Calligraphy is a craft requiring singularly few tools — the writing instrument, the ink and the writing surface are the only essentials.
The art of calligraphy depends on the scribe having an understanding of the proper use of all three, on his knowledge of letterforms and on his skill and freedom in their use.Fantasy And Medieval coloring pages. Free coloring pages to download and print. Click any coloring page to see a larger version and download it.
Flying Pegasus. Letters and Numbers. Alphabet. Numbers. Illuminated Letters. Illuminated Numbers. A is for Apple. Magic.
Military. Music. Old West. On The Farm. Outdoor Recreation. Outer Space. English > Hungarian Dictionaries Magyar > Angol Szótárakat és Magyar hogy Arab nyelv, Bolgár, Finn nyelv, Francia, Héber, Japán, Lett, Litván, Kínai, Német. Decorative Letters Click links below sample letters to view full alphabets in a variety of colors with white or black backgrounds.
Individual letters may be saved or ZIP files of entire alphabets can be downloaded at the bottom of the page on which they are featured. Runic alphabet.
Little is known about the origins of the Runic alphabet, which is traditionally known as futhark after the first six letters.. The Runic alphabet may have been based on an early version of the Greek alphabet.A number of letters resemble those used in early Greek alphabet.
Muffins English muffins, crumpets, scones & bannock American muffins Blueberry muffins. Researching the history of bread-related products is difficult because bread is THE universal food. Make your own hanging artwork with these handmade blank paper scrolls.
These blank scroll are perfect for invitations or for a unique birthday card where everyone can write a message on it.