Articles, books, collections related to the medieval codex in general, the illuminated initial in particular.

General introductions

Manuscript illumination

Late Anquity

Digitized manuscript collections

Scripts, writing, typography

  • Blackletter resources by Dr. Dan Reynolds has a short history and classification of blackletter scripts plus an extensive list of books and online resources for more information.
  • Rubrication design examples, a gallery of typographic and graphics design examples of rubrication, a classic pattern of using red versus black for emphasis.

Lombardic letters

Digital fonts

  • KPS Fonts, 74 free fonts divided in four groups: paleographic, typographic, interpretations, inventions. The paleographic collection represents a timeline of western scripts, from the second to the eightteenth century.

Books on lettering

Academic Journals

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