Copy a Style

Copying a style is learning. Originality is a recent invention. Real Maturity in any craft was to education in the tradition. In many cultures, Graphic Design is still a service industry.

Book of Kells

The Book of Kells, one of the great treasures of medieval Europe, is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing four Gospels of New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) together with various prefatory texts and tables. It was created by Celtic monks sometime around 800 AD. Figures of humans, animals and mythical beasts, together with Celtic knots and interlacing patterns in vibrant colors, enliven the manuscript’s pages. The lettering is in iron gall ink, and the colors used had been made from a wide range of substances, often imported from distant lands.


Gutenberg

1400, inventor of a printing method called “movable type” that made books affordable and fast to produce and thereby spread knowledge that played a crucial role in taking Europe into the Renaissance. It changed society. It threatened the power of political and religious authorities; the sharp increase in literacy broke the monopoly of the educated elite on education and learning and bolstered the emerging middle class.
The Gutenberg Bible was the first mass-produced book in Europe, and it has since achieved iconic status. Gutenberg

 


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