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This is a "in use" pic from "Fraktur mon Amour", but there was no specific reference in the book/cd to this specific font. The two 'e' characters seem different, so it might be hand drawn... but the subtle flourishes make for a subtle choice for a caps setting... does anyone know something similar with subtle flourishes? And I suppose a technical question: is this typeface a gotisch due to the ornamentation and/or a uncial? Thanks.


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Riccardo Sartori

As a public service:


I’m far from an expert about fraktur, but I’m pretty sure this is lettering, not a font, and definitely not uncial.

There are similarly ornate blackletter typefaces, but I leave to others to point to the better ones.

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Ralf Herrmann

Yes, it’s “Gotisch”.

Free stuff: http://moorstation.org/typoasis/designers/steffmann/

And since it’s lettering you won’t find a font with these type of flourishes—they are drawn around the letters. That wouldn’t have worked well with (metal) letters. But you can look for fonts which come with an additional decorated Initial alphabet. 


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