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Silvestre Weygel Font

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Silvestre WeygelPublisher: Intellecta Design
Silvestre Weygel is a novelty font style released by Intellecta Design.

A complete figurative alphabet was published by one Peter Flotner (ca. 1485-1546) in 1534. In Flotner's alphabet, naked or nearly-naked figures are positioned singly or disposed in pairs to form the different letters. Unlike de Grassi's alphabet, we find only human figures here, no other animals.

And unlike Tory's illustrations, these letters seem an end in themselves, rather than the ways of demonstrating a style strategy. Flotner's alphabet was imitated by other engravers. The letters G and N are replicated from an alphabet published by one Martin Weygel in Bavaria in 1560.
Peter Flötner, c.1485-1546, German medalist and craftsmen, possibly Swiss by birth. He was active in ornamental sculpture, wood carving, and other crafts, making medals and plaques and providing designs of classical motifs for silversmiths. He was in Nuremberg by 1522 and did most of his work there, although he made 2 journeys to Italy. Flötner is now considered as a leader of the German Renaissance. His Kunstbuch was released in 1549. In the Metropolitan Museum are 5 of his bronze plaques illustrating scriptural episodes.


A stylistical suggestion: Utilize this caps with SchneiderBuchDeutsch, like program in the banners above, to create a perfect historiated layout.

.Font Family: Silvestre Weygel Regular

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