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Calligraphic Correspondence

What a pleasure it must be to receive a letter from the designer Frank Ortmann (c.f. here), if the calligraphic correspondence received by printer Martin Z. Schröder is anything to go by. (See here & here.)

This post was published on Monday, December 5th, 2016 12:30 pm. It has been categorised under Design and been tagged under .
7 Dec 2016 4:41 pm

Simply beautiful; I like to imagine the pleasure given to everyone involved in bringing it from Herr Ortmann to Herr Schroeder.

And that “An Herrn Doz. etc” is inimitable (except that I am going to begin imitating it immediately).

Valeria Kondratiev
17 Jan 2017 10:07 pm


28 Jan 2017 3:35 pm

Simply splendid, and in a style not often, in fact never used now.
Most of today’s calligraphty is neo-renaissance or neo-romanesque

Andrew Cusack
28 Jan 2017 10:54 pm

Yes, this is very northern-European. You see similar lettering painted onto windows in Amsterdam.

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