Article on Roman type, carved and painted

The Typefoundry blog discusses examples of Roman lettering, including wall-writing from Pompeii. A taste of what the illustrated article offers:

There is room here to compare only the two letters A, and to note how
in the Pompeian example the right-hand stroke shows the angle of the
laying-on of the brush, a slight swelling of the line as it descends,
and a very slight curve too, and its rapid lifting away at the foot to
make a serif – and how closely the Epaphroditus letter catches this
dynamic calligraphic movement.

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