29.1.11

Litterae Antiquae

A Flickr group, the description of which reads: "Officially, the phrase "littera antiqua", or "the ancient letter", was used by the humanists in the 15th century to describe a style of calligraphy or lettering found on the manuscripts which they wrongly believed had been written by the Romans. I've taken some liberties, with the phrase, but hope the spirit of the idea will remain.

This group will be dedicated to letters, carved and otherwise, from our travels around the world from the days before signs and wayfinding were populated by neon and lights."


What has come about is a really great collection of images covering antique typographic material from carved inscriptions to rare books.




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