Despite being one of the oldest forms of writing styles that the myriad of digital fonts and typefaces evolved from, artwork featuring Gothic and Blackletter calligraphy is now a rare find among the various lettering and typography styles that are popular today. However there’s still a number of talented scribes who produce beautiful work with pen and ink. In today’s inspiration showcase I present 45 examples of blackletter and gothic calligraphy from the masters of this discipline.

Blackletter Alphabet by Luca Barcellona

Blackletter Alphabet by Luca Barcellona

The Bastard Executioner by Drew Melton

The Bastard Executioner by Drew Melton

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead by Ged Palmer

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead by Ged Palmer

Calligraphy Fraktur Lettering by Alberto Manzella

Calligraphy Fraktur Lettering by Alberto Manzella

NFG T-Shirts by GM Meave

NFG T-Shirts by GM Meave

And In the End by GM Meave

And In the End by GM Meave

Ali Farka Touré by Christian Bélanger

Ali Farka Touré by Christian Bélanger

Calligraphy Collection by Daniel Letterman

Calligraphy Collection by Daniel Letterman

Calligraphy Collection by Daniel Letterman

Calligraphy Collection by Daniel Letterman

You’ll Never Walk Alone by Daniel Letterman

You'll Never Walk Alone by Daniel Letterman

Calligraphy by Daniel Letterman

Calligraphy by Daniel Letterman

Berlin State of Mind by Daniel Letterman

Berlin State of Mind by Daniel Letterman

Calligraphy Collection by Pokras Lampas

Calligraphy Collection by Pokras Lampas

Calligraphy Collection by Pokras Lampas

Calligraphy Collection by Pokras Lampas

Calligraphy Collection by Pokras Lampas

Calligraphy Collection by Pokras Lampas

Awesome Letter by Pokras Lampas

Awesome Letter by Pokras Lampas

Calligraphy Works by Andrey Martynov

Calligraphy Works by Andrey Martynov

Calligraphy Pack by Mateusz Wolski

Calligraphy Pack by Mateusz Wolski

No Excuse by Mateusz Wolski

No Excuse by Mateusz Wolski

Instagram Pack by Mateusz Wolski

Instagram Pack by Mateusz Wolski

Believe in the Possible by Sevenseventyfive

Believe in the Possible by Sevenseventyfive

Solid Gold by Sevenseventyfive

Solid Gold by Sevenseventyfive

Hope is the Fuel of Progress by Sevenseventyfive

Hope is the Fuel of Progress by Sevenseventyfive

Hand To Type by Kostadin Kokalanov

Hand To Type by Kostadin Kokalanov

Blackletter Scripts by David Quay

Blackletter Scripts by David Quay

Personal Typography Experiments by Craig Ward

Personal Typography Experiments by Craig Ward

H for Alphabetica Exhibition by Bobby Haiqalsyah

H for Alphabetica Exhibition by Bobby Haiqalsyah

In the beginning was the Word by Bobby Haiqalsyah

In the beginning was the Word by Bobby Haiqalsyah

The Writing’s On the Wall by Bobby Haiqalsyah

The Writing's On the Wall by Bobby Haiqalsyah

ABC Nook by Julien Priez

ABC Nook by Julien Priez

Calligraphy & Lettering by Konstantin Kerivnik

Calligraphy & Lettering by Konstantin Kerivnik

Calligraphy & Lettering by Konstantin Kerivnik

Calligraphy & Lettering by Konstantin Kerivnik

Calligraffiti by Niels Shoe Meulman

Calligraffiti by Niels Shoe Meulman

Calligraffiti by Niels Shoe Meulman

Calligraffiti by Niels Shoe Meulman

Shaded Lettering by Tolga Girgin

Shaded Lettering by Tolga Girgin

Colorful Letterings by Tolga Girgin

Colorful Letterings by Tolga Girgin

Shaded Lettering by Tolga Girgin

Shaded Lettering by Tolga Girgin

Gothic Calligraphy & Lettering by Tolga Girgin

Gothic Calligraphy & Lettering by Tolga Girgin

Random Calligraphy by Mister Kams

Random Calligraphy by Mister Kams

100 Years of the Coca-Cola Contour Bottle by Luis Garcia

100 Years of the Coca-Cola Contour Bottle by Luis Garcia

Custom Skateboard by Luis Garcia

Custom Skateboard by Luis Garcia

Blackletter Metal Calligraphy by GRS

Blackletter Metal Calligraphy by GRS

Benighted by GRS

Benighted by GRS

Flat Pen Letters Workshop by Jackson Alves

Flat Pen Letters Workshop by Jackson Alves

B is for Blackletter by Eltipo Graphic

B is for Blackletter by Eltipo Graphic

Blackstone Porter by Hired Guns Creative

Blackstone Porter by Hired Guns Creative

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  1. Hey Chris! Really, thank you so much for this best calligraphy stuff. After see this Stuff I want to remember Steve jobs calligraphy quotes “I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to [learn calligraphy]. I learned about serif and sans-serif typefaces, about varying the space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful”.

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  2. Wow, these are amazing. With so many incredible fonts right at our fingertips now, it’s hard to imagine the time and attention to detail it can take to perfectly craft a single letter. It’s nice to see this art form is still going strong!

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