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Is all-caps blackletter no longer taboo?

You can't use tattoo art as a reference. Tattoo art often fails to follow any rhyme or reasoning. It's always a one-off and created with the intention of a very narrow audience, not broader viewing. (...
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Is all-caps blackletter no longer taboo?

Received typographic wisdom holds that Blackletter ("Old English", "Gothic") text only looks good in lower case or with initial capitalization — never with capital letters in series If you ask me (...
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Is there a Fraktur font that is thin like Helvetica Neue Light?

By far the thinnest historical fraktur I am aware of is Elfen-Fraktur (literally elf fraktur). A digitalisation is available here: Astloch (literally knothole) is a recently designed blackletter font,...
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Is there a Fraktur font that is thin like Helvetica Neue Light?

I have no knowledge of, nor have I ever been able to find, a truly light or thin Fraktur font. These are some of the pretty lightweights that I've found: Kabinett-Fraktur Regular (aka Fraktur Mager) ...
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Free, screen-suited roman font to match Unifraktur Maguntia

First off, nice blackletter font, I can tell that you've spent a long time developing and enhancing it. So, let's try and identify a solution to your font-pairing problem. I think the first thing is ...
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Is there a Fraktur font that is thin like Helvetica Neue Light?

I am the designer of Dequindre, a font mentioned in one of the other answers. I'll be releasing it soon (I neglected it as I was finishing up my MFA). It will contain a historical long s and a number ...
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Medieval gothic font with cyrillic characters

The following is compiled from threads on Cyrillic blackletter fonts on Typografie.info, the Unifraktur board and Typophile. First, here are some digital blackletter fonts containing Cyrillic ...
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