Vivian Mungall was inspired to write this study textbook on Cadels while preparing for a class on the letterforms at the IAMPETH Conference. These gorgeous calligraphic letters were most popular in the 15th century and feature no set standard alphabet to follow, therefore allowing calligraphers to use historical examples as a springboard to create their own unique and beautiful letterforms.
Features a recommended supply list, historical introduction to Cadels, and a series of capitals both created by Vivian herself and inspired by examples of Cadels from the past. Follow along step-by-step and you'll be on your way to creating your own Cadels in due time.
"A cadel is a letter composed of a series of tape-like strokes, which are nearly parallel, and are interwoven and knotted together to produce a complete letter. These capital letters were used as a single inital letter or multiple letters in headings and historically, were confined to such secular works as government records, non-religious books, indenture documents, and patent letters." ––What is a Cadel?, Vivian Mungall
Hardcover and spiral bound; 188 pages; 8.75" x 6.5"