left leaning italic/upright italic

slavka17's picture

Hi everybody,
could somebody give my advice where can I find some information about reverse italic from history? or upright italic? Where can I find some left leaning text typeface? (I don't mean typefaces used for german cartographic maps) Thanks.

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hrant's picture

A quick pointer: in cartography left-leaning italics are used for rivers.

hhp

slavka17's picture

Yes I know about it, but I'm trying to find some another historical source, nevertheless thank you!

hrant's picture

Concerning upright Italics, you might ask Martin Majoor.

hhp

qkeave's picture

@hrant

could you point me towards a citation/reference for the left leaning italics in cartography

qkeave's picture

... thats the only other place I've seen it too. I've contacted some cartography experts and they cant find me an example either...

Thanks for the trail, I'll keep my nose to the ground.

hrant's picture

This might be your best lead:
http://typophile.com/node/54634#comment-328296

hhp

qkeave's picture

haha, thnx. I've already email him though...

Uli's picture

Note:

The German word "linkskursiv" (literally "left italic") was presumably used first in conjunction with the Bauer foundry typeface "Venus linkskursiv". In old German-English typeface catalogs, it was translated as "Venus reclining". For modern samples see www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/venus/venuslinkskursiv

hrant's picture

What's amazing about Kursivschrift is that it looks so 21st-century.

hhp

qkeave's picture

Agreed, I think its the ball terminals and the extended finishes/serifs

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