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Bradley Chancery Font

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Bradley ChanceryDesigner: Richard Bradley
Publisher: New Renaissance Fonts
Bradley Chancery was created by Richard Bradley and released by New Renaissance Fonts. Bradley Chancery consists of 4 styles and household bundle options. p > A brand-new font style in the Humanistic tradition, for letters, poetry, display graphics - and simply to make the daily more elegant.

This household of typefaces has 4 members: the standard plain font has routine and bold weights, and each of those has its swash variant (labelled 'italic') which you can utilize to replace single letters providing a dash of spice at the beginning or end of a word, phrase or line. Obviously you * can * utilize the swash types together, however it's a pretty demanding impact which's not our idea!

Richard Bradley writes:

My motivation for this font style was the wonderful Humanistic Cursive writing of such 15th and 16th century Italian composing masters as Giambattista Palatino and Giovanantonio Tagliente in addition to Bartholomew Dodington, who, as Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge University composed Latin, Greek and other languages in a singularly stunning example of the Italian cursive style.

The letters were composed utilizing a Parker Frontier water fountain pen fitted with the excellent Parker bold italic steel nib. I composed the letters on old computer print-out paper with routine bands throughout it. The x-height (the height of a, c, e etc) is two-thirds of the capital height, with rather long ascenders (b, h) and descenders (g, y), following the proportions of the original writing in the early manuscripts and imitating the fine writing of those wonderful early scribes.

We trust that this font will show helpful to folk for a wide range of typographic needs in its bold and regular weights and the with added additional Swash typeface, which once again follows the early masters, in adding extra flow and decoration to any wording set in this new font.

I wanted to provide a hand-written font style because style for use today using the modern digitising process which was completed by David Kettlewell from my scans of the initial hand-written letters.

While the capitals are only 50% greater than the lower-case letters in this design, the ascenders and descenders are much longer than is normal in other designs. We have set the area between the lines (the 'leading', generally marked by pieces of lead) so that the lines do not run foul of one another, but depending upon just how much text you embed in this type and how it sits, you may pick to set the lines closer together in your word processing program, layout, or graphics programme.

Instead of swash variants of the numbers, there is a selection of ornaments.

There is a video to demonstrate how you might utilize the swash capitals and finals, along with more examples at New Renaissance Fonts.

Font Family:
· Bradley Chancery
· Bradley Chancery Italic
· Bradley Chancery Bold
· Bradley Chancery Bold Italic

Tags: calligraphic, calligraphy, cursive, decorative, humanistic, invitation, italic, letters, poetry, swash, wedding

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