Roman inscriptional lettering references

Core text: Edward Catich, The origin of the serif: Brush writing and Roman letters. 2nd ed, St Ambrose University, 1991 (first ed. 1968)


Primary references

Martin Andersch, Symbols, signs, letters: About handwriting, experimenting with alphabets, and the interpretation of texts. Design Press, 1989

Peter Bain & Paul Shaw (Eds), Blackletter: Type and national identity. Princeton Architectural Press, 1998

Michael Harvey, “Inscription and type design: an investigation.” In Type, Vol 2 , no 1. Association Typographique Internationale, 1998

Michael Harvey, Carving letters in stone & wood. The Bodley Head, 1987

— Creative lettering: drawing & design. The Bodley Head, 1985

— Lettering design: Form & skill in the design & use of letters. There Bodley Head, 1975

— Letters into words. William Clowes & Sons Ltd, 1973

Jost Hochuli, “Review of The origin of the serif.” In Visible Language, VII 1, 1973

Edward Johnston, Writing & illuminating & lettering. Pitman Publishing, 1906

James Mosley, The nymph and the grot. Friends of the St Bride Library, 1999

John Prestianni (Ed.), Calligraphic type design in the digital age: An exhibition in honor of the contributions of Hermann and Gudrun Zapf. Selected type designs and calligraphy by sixteen designers. Gingko Press, 2001


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