Manicule specimen

The Manicule specimen is an illustrated essay on the manicule, which briefly tells its transition from the margins of 12th century books up to the vaults of contemporary typefaces, and brings our love for carefully designed manicules in the open. This publication is therefore not a type specimen, but rather a manicule specimen, in which each pointing hand is presented in combination with the typeface to which it belongs.

This Copper Monday print (a Dutch printing tradition) is made together with publishing house De Buitenkant, drukkerij Jan de Jong & zetterij Chang Chi Lan-Ying, and printed on leftovers in the printing shop. Therefore 7 different versions exist.

title Manicule specimen / Handjesproef
size 165 x 240 mm
pages 16
printing Black + PMS 485 (JvK red)
design Underware
text Underware
language English & Dutch
published January 2022
price not for sale

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