Last updated: 29 July 2017
Practical Italic writing Introduction
Mostly relating to the letterforms I use based on those
employed by Italian Renaissance writing masters
Bennardino Cataneo and Vicentino Arrighi.
Go to the Introduction page
Italic minuscule letterforms
Depictions of the essential letterform characteristics and constructs, etc. Go to the letterform Characteristics & construction page.
Rendering Swashed Italic Majuscules
Explains how I form each of my Swashed Italic letterforms. Illustrated using double point pen renditions. Go to my Rendering Swashed Italic Majuscule Letterforms page.
Practical Italic writing exemplars
Selected exemplars of my Practical Italic writing that depict use of various types of pens, nibs, inks (including gouache) and papers. Go to my Practical Italic writing exemplars page.
Basic writing techniques & methodologies
Writing position, pen hold and guidelines, etc. Go to the Basic writing techniques & methodologies page
Practice and actual writing
Includes information relating to use of made-up double line writing devices in diagnosing letterform construction problems. Go to the Practice and actual writing page
Italic writing using regular fountain pens
Includes exemplars of my Practical everyday Italic handwriting using regular fountain pens. Go to the use of regular fountain pens page
Craft binding hand written books
A method of binding single section hand written books using commonly available materials. Go to the Craft binding single section hand written books page
Roman Majuscule (Capital) Lettering
Classic Roman Capital Letterforms (Capitalis Monumentalis) which are at the Apex of the Hierarchy of scripts. Go to the Roman Majuscule (Capital) Lettering page.
Humanistic letterforms & writing
Humanistic minuscule (small Roman) and Majuscule (Capital) letterforms - the minuscule lettera antica of the Italian renaissance. Go to the Humanistic letterforms & writing page.
Featured here is a round hand derived from half-uncial letterforms which is notable for its roundness and evenness. Go to the Bookhand writing page
Humanistic writing exemplars
Selected exemplars of my Roman Majuscule, Humanistic, and
Bookhand minuscule letterforms and writing. Go to my Humanistic writing exemplars