Saturday, June 5, 2010

Dürer and Da Vinci

Most of us are familiar with da Vinci's analysis of human proportions. This drawing is from his sketchbook dated 1487. Dürer's studies of human anatomy bear a striking resemblance from nearly 50 years later.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Typography from the renaissance

Albrecht Durer's fascination with typography predates mine by more than a few centuries. The construction of letters by means of geometry is demonstrated in these examples published in 1532.