FontFind - Blackletter and/or Old English Category Font Styles

Blackletter types are so-called because they are generally dark, especially in contrast to roman types. They are divided into four main categories: textura (misleadingly called Old English in the United States and England), rotunda, schwabacher, and fraktur. In some countries they are called Gothic because most of these styles are derived from medieval scripts, but in the United States gothic refers to sans serif typefaces. Textura is the most common form of blackletter. The lowercase letters are angular and condensed with a tall x-height while the capitals are wider and often very decorative with flags, hairlines, double strokes, diamonds and other elements. Rotunda refers to types that are rounder than textura but still with some breaks between strokes unlike roman. Schwabacher is the least common style. The letters are a cross beween batarde and rotunda. Fraktur is actually a 16th century style that emerged from batarde. It is condensed like textura but with more curvature to some of the strokes of the lowercase letters; and with very ornate and flowing capitals which are frequently decorated with swirls of flourishes. In Germany fraktur is also used to describe ALL forms of blackletter. Some typical blackletter types are Goudy Text (textura), San Marco (rotunda), Alte Schwabacher (schwabacher), and Walbaum Fraktur (fraktur). Batardes and civilites are more cursive blackletters that are rarer.

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There are 56 fonts in the category "Blackletter" ; containing any.
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Agedage Beneventan
Agedage Beneventan Flat-It
From $14.85
Agedage Caroline
Agedage Caroline Flat-It
From $14.85
Agedage Insular HU
Agedage Insular HU Flat-It
From $14.85
Agedage Luxeuil
Agedage Luxeuil Flat-It
From $14.85
Alte Schwabacher
Alte Schwabacher URW**
From $25.20
Archive Black Title
Archive Black Title Archive Type
From $17.95
Archive Black Title Text
Archive Black Title Text Archive Type
From $17.95
Breitkopf Fraktur Regular
Breitkopf Fraktur Regular URW**
From $25.20
EF Carpediem Initials
EF Carpediem Initials Elsner+Flake
From $31.50
EF Carpediem Initials Caps
EF Carpediem Initials Caps Elsner+Flake
From $31.50
Archive Chased Black
Archive Chased Black Archive Type
From $17.95
Archive Copperplate Head
Archive Copperplate Head Archive Type
From $17.95
Archive Copperplate Text
Archive Copperplate Text Archive Type
From $17.95
CS Courthand
CS Courthand URW**
From $25.20
EF Feder Fraktur Regular
EF Feder Fraktur Regular Elsner+Flake
From $31.50
Fette Fraktur
Fette Fraktur URW**
From $25.20
Fette Fraktur Initials
Fette Fraktur Initials URW**
From $25.20
Fette Fraktur Only Shadow
Fette Fraktur Only Shadow URW**
From $25.20
Fette Gotisch
Fette Gotisch URW**
From $25.20
EF Fraktur Bold
EF Fraktur Bold Elsner+Flake
From $31.50
EF Fraktur T Bold
EF Fraktur T Bold Elsner+Flake
From $31.50
EF Fraktur CE Bold
EF Fraktur CE Bold Elsner+Flake
From $31.50
Archive German Text
Archive German Text Archive Type
From $17.95
EF Gotisch Bold
EF Gotisch Bold Elsner+Flake
From $31.50
Gotico Black
Gotico Black GroupType
From $17.10

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