What is the 1475 Bastarde Manual font?
This script font was inspired by the type called “Bastarde Flamande”, a much appreciated one in the Duke of Burgundy’s court at the end of 1400s for handwritten books. A book titled Histoire Romaine (Roman history), from Roman author Tite Live, translated in French by Pierre Bersuire, circa 1475, was our main source for drawing the lower case characters and many of the upper case. Each character was written by hand with a quill pen on rough paper so as to look like the originals as much as possible. More…
This font includes “long s”, naturally, as typically medieval , also a few ligatures, final and initial characters but there aren’t any abbreviations because the text was written in French rather than Latin. Instructions for use are enclosed in the file and identify how to keyboard these special characters.
This font can be used for web-site titles, posters, fliers, ancient looking texts, greeting cards, indeed for many types of presentations as it is a very decorative, elegant and luxurious font.
Large type size shows this font at its best.
1475 Bastarde Manual Font families
The 1475 Bastarde Manual includes the following font families:
- 1475 Bastarde Manual Normal
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