8"x2" Ink on paper


Description of Bookmark Names

Names written on Carolingian style

Around the year 800 Charlemagne patronized the creation of a new script. Previous ones used by Romans and on the dawn of Middle Ages were difficult to read, and this script emerged as a uniform style with rounded shapes, and new features such as word space, punctuation or lower case letters among others. As a consequence, the Carolingian handwriting (named from the Emperor), uniform and legible, became the standardized style in the Western Europe.

These bookmarks recreate that script that revolutionized calligraphy for ever.