• Shadow Letters

    15 days ago - By Gurney Journey

    Sign painters and show-card artists in the golden age of penmanship had a variety of styles of applying shadows to make letters stand out.
    According to Atkinson, "All letters must be shaded on the same angle, and every characteristic must be indicated.
    "On letters A, Y, V, W, M, the shade is narrower in width on the diagonal "letter strokes" that are affected by the shade at a forty-five degree angle.
    "On ordinary work and Card Writing, the relief shade is most commonly used, as it permits of quick execution, and in most cases is rendered in single stroke, using a brush that will...
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