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36 Days of Type 2017

In 2017, I participated in 36 Days of Type for the first time. I took my inspiration from A.P. Boyce’s The art of lettering and sign painter’s manual: a complete and practical illustration of the art of sign writing, and drew my take of the lowercase alphabet from the book’s italic specimen.

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The manual was published in 1898, and it showcases roman and block letterforms, as well as specimens of some wonderful shading techniques. You can see the full book or download it from the Internet Archive.

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