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Roman letters were inscribed in stone in ancient Rome, and were only capital letters. All modern styles have descended from Roman Capitals. Lower case Roman styles were developed later by Italian scholars. These lower case forms are also known as bookhand, due to it's popularity in English language printed materials.<BR><BR>
 
Roman letters were inscribed in stone in ancient Rome, and were only capital letters. All modern styles have descended from Roman Capitals. Lower case Roman styles were developed later by Italian scholars. These lower case forms are also known as bookhand, due to it's popularity in English language printed materials.<BR><BR>
Shown here is a version of Roman, known as Single Stroke Roman. It is called this because unlike some of the more complicated Roman letters, each letter can be created without going over any of the strokes more than one time. This makes Single Stroke Roman very useful for poster making and signs.
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Shown here is a version of Roman, known as Single Stroke Roman. It is called this because unlike some of the more complicated Roman letters, each letter can be created without going over any of the strokes more than one time. This makes Single Stroke Roman very useful for poster making and signs.<BR><BR>
 
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The following example shows the direction to make the strokes, as well as pen or brush angle for this letter type.<BR>
  
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Wiki article on [[W:Roman square capitals|Roman Capitals]]<BR>
 
Wiki article on [[W:Roman square capitals|Roman Capitals]]<BR>

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1. Write from memory the complete lower case alphabet in two of the following: Gothic, Roman, or Italic.

"Lettering" is often used to have the same meaning as "Calligraphy". This is the case with this honor. The goal of this requirement is to have the student learn two lowercase alphabets for hand lettering or calligraphy that could be used in the creation of signs and posters.

The words Gothic, Roman, and Italic in this case do not apply to the fonts familiar to us on the computers, (although they are related), but more specifically to the type of letters that could be formed with a calligraphy pen, or with any wedge tipped felt marker. Felt markers are particularly useful for poster and sign making.

Gothic

The Gothic script (also known as Black Letter) was in common use during the Middle Ages in Western Europe. Because Gothic Script looks antique, it is often chosen to write on certificates, quotes from scripture, or holiday cards.
Wiki Article on Gothic Script
How to form Gothic Script

Sample Gothic script
A Gothic Script

Italic

The italic script is called italic because it was developed in Italy during the early Renaissance period. It was adopted for use by Pope Nicholas V.

Wiki Article on Italic Script
How to form Italic Script

Sample Italic Script
An Italic Script

Roman

Roman letters were inscribed in stone in ancient Rome, and were only capital letters. All modern styles have descended from Roman Capitals. Lower case Roman styles were developed later by Italian scholars. These lower case forms are also known as bookhand, due to it's popularity in English language printed materials.

Shown here is a version of Roman, known as Single Stroke Roman. It is called this because unlike some of the more complicated Roman letters, each letter can be created without going over any of the strokes more than one time. This makes Single Stroke Roman very useful for poster making and signs.

The following example shows the direction to make the strokes, as well as pen or brush angle for this letter type.

Lower Case Roman

Wiki article on Roman Capitals

2. Demonstrate when the different sizes and types of pens are to be used.

3. State at least four principles in making a poster attractive and distinctive. Know how to make correct margins for the size of paper you are using.

4. Make three posters in a variety of sizes to be used by any of the following groups: Sabbath School, church, school, Pathfinder Club, or AYSociety. Use at least two different types of lettering in these posters.

5. Make five additional posters on topics of your own choice. These posters will be judged for acceptance on the following three conditions:

a. Arrangement

b. Neatness

c. Selection in type of lettering used.

6. Practice all strokes until they can be done smoothly and accurately.

References