Carolingian-style letterforms

This style of calligraphy is a good choice for longer poems and quotations. It is vertical, therefore easier to read, and relates to present-day fonts, so is a familiar set of letters. Some calligraphers use the traditional heavier ascenders; I have chosen to keep them slim. Here are some examples where I have used my own particular adaptation of this style.

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ALBERTA BOUND -excerpt from lyrics by Paul Brandt,  lettering and boots by Renate. Another two versions of Alberta Bound is written in “Neuland” below.

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 Carolingian letters - Renate

Private commission lettered by Renate

 

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PRINCIPAL:  Words by Keith Worthington, lettering by Renate Worthington.

 

A MARKING OF TIME: poem by Keith, artwork and “Carolingian” lettering style by Renate.

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RINK IMAGINED- poem by Keith Worthington, from AFTER THE FLOOD: Hockey Poems ©2013,  lettered by Renate,

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