Fonts in use in Vinci

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Fonts in use in Vinci

Post by William » Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:52 am

Vinci, west of Florence, is where Leonardo da Vinci was born.

There is a museum about Leonardo da Vinci. At the time of writing this post, Google Streetview goes past it only from the rear. However, there are some good scene-setting views.

In relation to fonts, the nearest to the museum is on the poster on the grass peninsula in the following display.

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=43.7 ... 3,,0,-3.38

User Photos at this location include some views of a statue of a horse, which horse looks like the Leonardo design.

On the poster in the direct Streetview display is an interesting graphic and if one follows the route that Streetview offers moving forward toward the north then the top of a large version of it is displayed over the top of a wall to the left some way along the route. There are then also some pictures in the User Photos section.

On the way there, there are some stylish uses of fonts.

This is a reverse view displaying a stylish script face. Zooming-in displays a larger view.

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 98876&z=19

Here is another reverse view, displaying another stylish script face. Zooming-in displays a larger view.

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 98876&z=19

There is also a webspace about the museum.

http://www.leonet.it/comuni/vinci/

I have been wondering if anyone knows of whether Leonardo da Vinci ever had anything to do with fonts and printing.

Leonardo was born in 1452. Gutenberg produced the first book printed with moveable type in 1456 or maybe just before. Nicolas Jenson was printing in Venice in 1470, when Leonardo was 18.

Some readers may like this link to a font based on Leonardo da Vinci's handwriting. I first saw this font in use for captions on a television programme about Leonardo da Vinci on Channel 4 here in England some years ago. I emailed Channel 4 and they sent me a link to P22 webspace.

http://www.p22.com/products/daVinci.html

Please note particularly the link to the Preview in Typecaster facility. It's great fun.

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Re: Fonts in use in Vinci

Post by William » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:41 pm

William wrote: I have been wondering if anyone knows of whether Leonardo da Vinci ever had anything to do with fonts and printing.

Leonardo was born in 1452. Gutenberg produced the first book printed with moveable type in 1456 or maybe just before. Nicolas Jenson was printing in Venice in 1470, when Leonardo was 18.
I have found the following web page.

http://www.sciencestoreforthestars.com/ ... s-kit.aspx

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Re: Fonts in use in Vinci

Post by William » Mon May 21, 2012 4:56 pm

Here are some links about Leonardo da Vinci, in relation to his years living in France.

http://vinci-closluce.com/

http://maps.google.com/?ll=47.407964,0. ... .87,,0,0.4

http://www.closluce.com/fr/en

http://vinci-closluce.com/en/leonard-de ... nationaux/

http://vinci-closluce.com/fichier/s_par ... .garai.pdf

I hope that you enjoy the above.

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Fonts in use in Clos Lucé

Post by William » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:45 am

Here are some links from Clos Lucé, from outside the gates of the chateau.

http://maps.google.com/?ll=47.41012,0.9 ... 7,,0,-3.73

Full screen and zooming-in produces a better display of the sign.

There is a closer view of the sign along the road, yet that view is distorted at the right, so I have used the above link in this post. The closer view is helpful for some parts of the display.

A view from inside the same gates.

http://maps.google.com/?ll=47.410113,0. ... 89,,0,4.25

Nearby is a sign for an exhibition.

http://maps.google.com/?ll=47.410113,0. ... 43,,0,5.29

Here is a stylish use of a graphic design and a font on a vehicle in the grounds of the chateau.
The trailer also has a stylish design on it where two letters o in a word have been used to produce the effect of wheels on a vehicle.

http://maps.google.com/?ll=47.409109,0. ... 8,,0,16.26

Here is a view of a copy of the sign that was mentioned first in this post: the sign is in a location by a smaller gate to the grounds of the chateau.

http://maps.google.com/?ll=47.40715,0.9 ... 1,,0,-7.44

Full screen and zooming-in produces a better display of the sign.

Rotating to the left is an entrance.

The other side of the entrance can also be displayed using Google street view.

http://maps.google.com/?ll=47.407143,0. ... 41,,0,2.09

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Re: Fonts in use in Clos Lucé

Post by William » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:57 pm

The YouTube webspace has some videos that feature the chateau and grounds of Clos Lucé.

http://www.youtube.com/

Simply search for the following.

Clos Lucé

I have found that the still panoramic images of Google street view provide me with an indication of the layout of some of the grounds of the chateau. The images of YouTube then provide additional images, often moving images, which build upon that indication of the layout.

Some of the movies have images from within the chateau.

For example, the following link is to a movie that has a reproduction of the Mona Lisa on the wall of the dining room, at 34 seconds elapsed in the movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC2_YYLoguE

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Re: Fonts in use in Clos Lucé

Post by William » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:41 am

I have found two new videos featuring Clos Lucé, both added to YouTube on 18 June 2012 and stated to be from a visit of 23 April 2012.

The following video is interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzbPqrA36zY

The video ends with a poster.

http://vinci-closluce.com/en/actualites/p-actualite-4/

This following pdf has the same image.

http://vinci-closluce.com/fichier/s_par ... fce.gb.pdf

The video ends in an area that is featured in Google street view.

http://maps.google.com/?ll=47.409416,0. ... 1,,0,18.34

The following video features a font, on a poster.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMzGrSFigJc

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Re: Fonts in use in Clos Lucé

Post by William » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:22 pm

I have found the following video on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL7kNkQ_Fhg

Suddenly, at about 3 minutes 43 seconds into the video, there is movie footage of part of the grounds of Clos Lucé. I found that I knew where it was from having looked at the still panoramas in the Google street view presentation of the grounds of Clos Lucé.

There are various key words in the movie and in the description of the movie that lead to interesting web pages.

For example,

Univers de la création

leads to the following web page, the item being about 40% of the way down the page.

http://vinci-closluce.com/fr/actualites/p-actualite-14/

The text is in French. Copying and pasting to the following facility gave good results.

http://translate.google.com

I found that watching the video more than once is useful, because I found that watching it again after having seen the ending is good.

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