The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 AD and holds over 80,000 manuscripts, prints, drawings, plates and incunabula (books printed prior to 1500 AD) written throughout history by people of different faiths from across the world.
The ancient documents are now being preserved under the DigitaVaticana programme using FITS, the format developed by Nasa to store images, astronomical, and astrophysical data, and until now, only 500 manuscripts and 600 incunabula were available to view on the Vatican Library website.
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The Speedball Textbook is the most popular and widely available book on lettering ever published! The original first edition was published in 1915, so this publication has a long and rich tradition. 17th Edition of this book was found on Flickr. And a top of that look at Calligraphy Lettering Chart from Speedball website. Continue reading “Speedball Textbook”
941 Geary is pleased to present the solo exhibition of Amsterdam-based artist, Niels
Shoe Meulman (NSM), opening March 24, 2012 at 941 Geary.
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Exhibition “Holy Russia” in Moscow. One part of this exhibition – manuscripts of Old Russia. Few multimedia manuscripts are available on the website of the exhibition. It’s good addition to previous posts “Digital Scriptorium” (1, 2, 3).
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The Digital Scriptorium is a non-commercial online image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts, or manuscripts made in the tradition of books before printing.
manuscripts belongs Berkeley, University of California and Bancroft Library
Edward Johnston’s Writing & illuminating, & lettering, first published in 1906 and in print continuously ever since, created a new interest in calligraphy and a new school of excellent scribes.
The Art of Calligraphy, David Harris.
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