Outstanding typographic Copperplate interpretations?

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Ramiro Espinoza
Ramiro Espinoza Posts: 839
edited October 2012 in History of Typography
Hi there,

At the moment I am working in the revival of a rather orthodox model of copperplate. I am researching good typographic adaptations of the English Roundhand to see how every problem was dealt with.

Can you recommend any good (digitized or not) typographic 'copperplates' as reference? (Preferably conservative approaches to the classic english penmanship)

Thanks in advance.

R.

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  • [Deleted User]
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  • Ramiro Espinoza
    Ramiro Espinoza Posts: 839
    edited October 2012
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    Yes, I have several of the classic models. But I meant typographic versions, not models from copy books. I am interested in how the different problems you face when adapting the round hand to typography were dealt with.
  • Craig Eliason
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    Good question. There's a chapter in Lawson's Anatomy of a Typeface on script types but it's brief.
  • James Puckett
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    Bruce (New York, nineteenth century) specimens are packed with great copperplate scripts fonts. Bruce practically invented the genre.
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  • Craig Eliason
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    Yes, one of Bruce's types is reproduced in the Lawson chapter. Those are great specimen books. I'm tempted to make that foundry my next topic of research.
  • Ramiro Espinoza
    Ramiro Espinoza Posts: 839
    edited October 2012
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    If someone have a scan or PDF of these historical samples, please send me a copy.

    Some mostly contemporary I spotted:

    - FB Novia
    - Linotype Libelle
    - Linotype Copperplate
    - House Davison Spencerian
    - Kuenstler Script
    - Young Baroque
    - Ambassador Script
  • Craig Eliason
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    Here's a Bruce specimen on Google Books, though I don't know if it's high enough res for your needs.
  • Ramiro Espinoza
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    Very nice stuff. Thanks!
  • George Thomas
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    Dave Peat of Indianapolis printed reproductions of selected pages from some early specimen books, including Bruce, a few years ago and may still have them available. His email at that time was typenut at comcast.net.
  • Stephen Coles
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    Not sure if they fit with the style you're seeking, but here are other contemporary copperplate scripts missing from your list:
    Elegy
    Anglia
    Bickham Script
    PF Champion Script
    Shelley Script
  • Nick Shinn
    Nick Shinn Posts: 2,152
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    I always think of Copperplate Gothic as the copperplate typeface.
    I was going to say Sweet is, uh, sweet.
    How about this:image
    (Slightly higher resolution at my Pinterest site.)