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A vision in red.

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Tracy Turner, a participant from the September '99 Rome Tour, sent me this shot taken from our group rubbing venue at the church of San Silvestro in Capite. The inscription is a cast copy of a Damasian* stone, which is serving as reference for my 'Philocalus' typeface (currently in development).

© 1999 Tracy Truner

* Pope Damasus (366-384) was responsible for commissioning a new style of inscriptional lettering, originally intended solely for use on memorial epigraphs for martyred Christians. For this purpose, his scribe Philocalus (one of the earliest known lettering craftsmen) designed  a script of distinction, dignity and grace.

 

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