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Practice Your Black Letter Writing Here

The Nazis extolled the nationalist virtues of writing with the Germanic gothic letter. But gothics are not entirely tainted by the association. There is much beauty in the forms, and skill is needed to make them. So, let’s begin. If you can find the pen nibs below, you can print out the grids found...

Political Types

There is no distinctly American type, at least none dictated by government as the favored national face. Most other nations do not place a great emphasis on their typographic branding either. But starting in 1934, following the Nazis coming to power in Germany, Volk or the people’s type, was favored by decree. Since all...