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Vere Henry Louis Foster

In the early part of the 20th century, British calligrapher Vere Foster (1819-1900) designed a set of figurative initials for one of his calligraphy workbooks. These were turned into a font simply called Foster Figurative Initials by David Nalle in 2016. Vere Foster called it Comic Alphabet in his book.

Foster was also active as a penman. In the UK in the 1940s, children were taught the Vere Foster Civil Service Script which was a simplified form of copperplate (roundhand). It was written with a straight pen fitted with a moderately flexible dip nib. That script was promoted in Vere Foster's New Civil Service Copy Book Series (ca. 1919, Blackie and Son, London), about 50 books in total. PDF file of Vere Foster's Copy Books Lettering, Plain and Ornamental (ca. 1900). Local PDF file for that same book.

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