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Prawdziwe wyobrażenie trojga dzieci [...], Second Edition Project

Contributed by Ada Pawlikowska on Jul 1st, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Prawdziwe wyobrażenie trojga dzieci [...], Second Edition Project 1
    Source: https://ada.pawlikowska.com Photo: Ada Pawlikowska. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Prawdziwe wyobrażenie trojga dzieci […] (“The true image of three children”) was most probably written by Joannes Theobaldus Blasius, the printer’s name remains unknown. This short little book tells legends about a number of monstrosities born in Western Europe in the 16th century. It was believed that such human monsters were sent as a warning against God’s anger. The typography uses Eskapade and Eskapade Fraktur, a type collection that designer Alisa Nowak based on research into roman and blackletter forms, mainly fraktur letters, and thus more or less period-correct for this redesign. In addition, Eskapade Fraktur contains a very interesting and innovative Italic style based on the Cancellaresca script.

    Prawdziwe wyobrażenie trojga dzieci […] is part of the New Dimension of Old Typography series which consists of 10 redesigns of Polish books from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. The designs were produced as a part of a doctoral dissertation at the Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Gdańsku (Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland).

    Read more about the project on Fonts In Use, or find out more about the project and the author on my portfolio website and Facebook.

    Prawdziwe wyobrażenie trojga dzieci [...], Second Edition Project 2
    Source: https://ada.pawlikowska.com Photo: Ada Pawlikowska. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Prawdziwe wyobrażenie trojga dzieci [...], Second Edition Project 3
    Source: https://ada.pawlikowska.com Photo: Ada Pawlikowska. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Prawdziwe wyobrażenie trojga dzieci [...], Second Edition Project 4
    Source: https://ada.pawlikowska.com Photo: Ada Pawlikowska. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Original old print of Prawdziwe wyobrażenie trojga dzieci bardzo strasznych i dziwnych [...] from Joannes Theobaldus Blasius was published in Krakow, Poland in 1578
    Source: https://dbc.wroc.pl Dolnośląska Biblioteka Cyfrowa. License: Public Domain.

    Original old print of Prawdziwe wyobrażenie trojga dzieci bardzo strasznych i dziwnych [...] from Joannes Theobaldus Blasius was published in Krakow, Poland in 1578

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