English script (calligraphy)

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For the script used for writing the English language, see Latin script.

English script is a cursive style, used especially for capital letters, which first emerged in 18th century England, and later spread across the world. This very elaborate script appeared with the spread of metallic quill.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, calligraphy experienced a new-found resurgence due to its use in advertising, magazine design and commercial presentation.[1]


  1. ^ Diana Hardy Wilson, The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy Techniques, pg. 156. London: Quarto Group, 1990. ISBN 0747279314

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