What is the 1510 Nancy font?
This set of decorated initial letters was inspired by those used in 1510 in Nancy (France, Lorraine) for printing of “Recueil ou croniques des hystoires des royaulmes d’Austrasie ou France orientale[…]” Author Symphorien Champion, unknown printer. More…
There were three sorts of initials family, but only one complete and clear, except a very few characters. The printer used some letters to represent others, as V, turned over to make a A, D to make a Q, M for E, So, the reconstruction was a little less difficult. Thorn, Eth, L slash and O slash were also added. The original font’s letters was only drawn in white on a black background only, but it was tempting to propose a negative version in black on white. A few letters have multiple appearance, but only the A was clear enough to be reproduced.
It can be used as variously as web-site titles, posters and flyer design, publishing texts looking like ancient ones, or greeting cards, all various sorts of presentations, as a very decorative, elegant and luxurious additional font…
This font supports strong enlargements revealing its fine details and remaining very smart. Its original medieval height is about one inch equivalent to about three to four lines of characters. This font may be used with all our blackletter fonts, but as well with “1543 Humane Jenson”, “1557 Italic” and “1742 Civilite”, without any fear about anachronism.
1510 Nancy Font families
The 1510 Nancy includes the following font families:
- 1510 Nancy Normal
1510 Nancy Preview
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