French Ronde Info.
Hi, I was wondering if anyone could refer me to where I might be able to find more information (historical, technical, etc.) about French Ronde style script type. I have been working on my own design, but I would like to know more about the style itself. Thanks in advance. ~Lauren
Amazingly little to find about the French Ronde style - even wikipedia doesn't have a thing about it.
Here are some examples in that style. But you probably already found that.
I found one person who made a remark that makes sense in regard to your question. Brian Maloney, a member of the TypeClub of Toronto. He probably knows a lot more about the subject than what he wrote here:
... I never really considered Civilité as a gebrochene Schriften variation. It’s too fluid for the pen to leave the page. I’ve always thought of it as a French variation on the Italian chancery of the 16th cent., albeit pointier.
The Civilité has the right pen form, but is much more cursive in style than the gebrochene Schriften.
And it’s o doesn’t follow suit.
It’s a 16th cent. letterform, not a 10th-15th.
From there it evolved independently of the English roundhand or copperplate scripts into the Gando or French Ronde styles of the 17th cent. like Typo-Upright. ...
Scroll down to mar 5, 2010 or search for ronde or civilité. Or, get stuck like me and read the whole thing. It'll keep you off the streets and out of the bar for a while.
"Amazingly little to find about the French Ronde style"
I was surprised by that myself... Oh I hope that someone capable would take note the web's lack of information on this subject and publish something!
Wow, that probably sounds incredibly dorky.
Thank you so much for your efforts. I had not found the article with Brian Maloney's comments, I will check that out.
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