Spencerian For Hire
Are you looking for the perfect look for your wedding invitations, programs, menus and placecards?Â
Â Spencerian Penmanship, or American Cursive, the writing that inspired the USPS’ wedding stamps, is making its way into weddings way beyond the stamp.Â Spencerian is an elegant mid-19th century form of cursive penmanship that is growing popular again with commercial artists. Believe it or not, in the years between 1850 and 1925, “the most graceful forms of handwriting ever developed by Western civilization”Â were formed in what isÂ known asÂ America’s Golden Age of Penmanship, according to the official website.Â Â
Strokes are graceful and rhythmic, and letterforms are characterized by flowing loops and flourishes.Â Some examples are:Â Gravura, Keunstler, Young Baroque, Palace Script, Snell Roundhand, Flemish Script, Citadel and Edwardian.Â I find a majority of my free fonts at www.dafont.com or www.fontgarden.com.