Design-Portfolio aus dem Mittelalter

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Die British Library hat ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar eines Macclesfield Alphabet Books gefunden, ein Design-Portfolio aus dem Mittelalter. In solchen Büchern haben Schreiber Ornamente und Initialen festgehalten, um diese potentiellen Kunden zu zeigen. Ganz ohne crappy Fullscreen-Flashsites.

Produced c1500, the book is filled with designs for different styles of script, letters, initials and decorative borders. All are believed to have come from one workshop, where the book would have been used not just in ye olde pitche meetinge but also to teach assistants how to reproduce the house styles.

A Designer’s Portfolio, 16th Century-Style (via BoingBoing)