Here’s a selection of decorative capitals filling rectangles. While I’ve not necessarily chosen the most beautiful of initials they do represent a range of styles. The sqaure shape provides a good structure for patterns and imagery while making it easy to compose blocks of text around them.
- Midolle, Silvestre and Others, Florid and Unusual Alphabets
- William Morris, Kelmscott Chaucer
- Owen Jones, 1001 Illuminated Capital Letters
- Taschen, A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles
Now is near
The work of Georgia Hill, Australian typographer and illustrator working from Sidney. Her practice has developed from an initial fascination with art to what is now a consuming passion for custom and experimental typography. Working in a range of mediums, her focus is not necessarily on typefaces and trends but rather on generating truly creative, high impact visuals for branding, installations, animations, murals and exhibitions. Some of them seem maybe strange but we think they are revolutionary and new. It’s sometimes the situationism in her works that says now is near.
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