So, as soon as I found Albrecht Durer's amazing blackletters and got an embarassing amount of I'm-definitely-a-type-nerd-now books out of the library (including the prolific Jan Tschichold's "Treasury of Alphabets and Lettering", which I bought a used copy of right away and am still geekin' out over!) I wanted to try my hand at my own blackletters.
I grabbed a big sketchbook and a chisel pen to give it a try myself a few weeks back:
As you can see, I just randomly tried to replicate letters by looking at them in books, having not handled a pen this way since an eighth grade foray into calligraphy. lol. I'm definitely interested in honing some kind of calligraphy skill, one day - I'm going to need to get a more regimented graph paper so I'm not all grumpy when they turn out leaning this way and that, though. lol.
Have you ever tried your hand at hand-lettering?
I'm obsessed. Obsessed!