Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Victorian Illumination


Having whittered on so much about Victorian typography recently, I was hardly going to be able to resist this was I? Not typography but a most wonderful example of the Victorian art of calligraphy and illumination. This thing has it all, calligraphy in black ink, illuminated letters in various colours, a hand-painted watercolour border with flowers and pattern including gold highlights, a real photograph at the top centre and then half-tone topographical images (possibly from postcards) with hand-colouring over the top... like I say, just everything!






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