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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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Inkscape 1.1 - cannot recreate calligraphy settings

In that style of calligraphy you need to alter the pen pressure depending on the direction of the pen. Down strokes are heavy, and up strokes are light. Set the Calligraphy Pen preset to No Preset, ...
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problem with all caps and i

You have "Turkish" selected. As far as I can tell (since I know virtually nothing about Turkish), this is a correct/semi-correct behavior as Turkish differentiates between a dotted and dotless i in ...
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How can I balance the weight of two individual shapes in a logo?

I think both options are kind of ok, but your reasoning is fine: the mathematical version is slightly tilting to the right, so an optical correction is good to decrease the width of the K part. I ...
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How to design Square Kufic type Logos(Any identity) in Illustrator?

While the method outlined by Scott is good and reasonable. To be honest I'd just set up a grid and draw the outlines snapping to the grid. But all of this said there is an alternate method that all ...
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How to design Square Kufic type Logos(Any identity) in Illustrator?

Create a grid of squares with gaps between the squares. Then choose which parts of the grid are filled. Then fill the gaps between filled portions to create forms.
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How to create brush in Adobe Illustrator

I think you can get there with a simple straightforward Art Brush. But the angle of the brush shouldn't be "built in" to the settings. A straight brush is created, then the angle of the brushstroke ...
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How can I balance the weight of two individual shapes in a logo?

There are several ways you could correct the illusion that the K is too thick. But there are no rules for this. Do what you think looks best. One way is to cut into the inner angle of the K. For ...
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Umbrella term for typography, lettering, calligraphy

The word you're looking for is typography. Typography encompasses everything you've listed - lettering, calligraphy, unique design of glyphs within a typeface, or merely how type is used in a layout/...
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In Illustrator can I prevent a calligraphy brush stroke from changing when rotated

Yes. Select the stroke and choose Object > Expand Appearance from the menu if it is available. Depending upon specific needs you may also want to chose Object > Expand. These "bake in" ...
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calligraphy brush

You can't use the Pencil tool with a brush initially. There's a bit of glitch in recent versions of Illustrator so that when you switch to the Pencil Tool, the brush is still indicated in the tool ...
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calligraphy brush

Make certain New Art Has Basic Appearance is not checked in the Appearance Panel Menu...
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Did I choose a good typeface to accompany my logo?

Your swan logo and the typeface only match in one aspect and that is featuring round forms. Your logo is simplistic, while your typeface is ornamental. Your logo features flat solid shapes, while your ...
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Inkscape .92 - Calligraphy Tool Problem

You probably enabled "lightness tracing", a setting which modifies the stroke width depending on the current color under your cursor. Disable the setting to avoid the thicker stroke around ...
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