This post will keep evolving as we work on the zine; mainly as a source of information and inspiration. Feel free to add to it by leaving comments. All the content is inside the post.
The first handout sheet of this project: PDF #1
Chef de Partie (line cook)
Brigade de cuisine
Typical Restaurant Kitchen Layout
The Ins and Out of the Kitchen Hierarchy
Blackletter on wikipedia
Fraktur on typowiki
Textura on typowiki
Rotunda on typowiki
NEW Schaftstiefelgrotesk on typowiki, 20th-century formal shift in Blackletter, like Potsdam, Element
and Tanneberg. Also see a contemporary interpretation of Element: Christmas by New Fonts,
a type foundry of Charles Nix (a Cooper Union alumnus)
Handwriting Guide: German Gothic
“What Does This Blasted Thing Say?”
A brief history of Fraktur, also see this page of fonts, and this PDF that outlines the history of each of the fonts.
“Origin of blackletter use in gang tattoos” thread
“Blackletter in Mexico” thread
“What is the connection between blackletter and violent / extreme culture” thread
“Where is the Blackletter”
Pennsylvania Dutch Fraktur; see also this, and this.
Cherokee Blackletter, more here
A collection of interesting images, could serve as a good lead for possible content, (see page 2 as well).
NEW “Blackletter in American Newspapers” thread on Typophile
NEW “Cyrillic Blackletter” thread on Typophile
Blackletter: Type and National Identity catalog on google books. Click on “Preview this book” to see the book scans.
A good overview of available Blackletter fonts, sorted by style. Great resource.
Blackletter fonts: a huge list of Blackletter fonts and type designers (some free, others not digitized, but the biggest list out there)
A good set of unusual, digitized fonts (free)
More blackletter fonts, also free
Resources for Blackletter Type, lots of links and books mentioned, Lubalin Center has some of them.
A good overview of commercially available Blackletter fonts, organized by style
Historical Allsorts on Hoefler & Frere-Jones, look at these articles as well.
NEW An interesting collection of Blackletter fonts, (click on Blackletter to see the set)
A photo group on Flickr
Set of fonts based on the Declaration of Independence, (includes a Blackletter).
See the original here, in high resolution.
Brea, by Umbrella Type
Darka and Fulgora, by Kimeratype (site in Flash)
Authentic Ink by Florian Schick.
Interesting image (poster?) by Cristian Gramada. 3D type that looks very much like Blackletter.
A page from Giovannantonio Tagliente’s, Lo presente libro, (The present book), Venice, 1524.
Tagliente was a Venician calligrapher, (1468—1527). See more examples from this book here.