Fraktur Illustrations

Original Fraktur Illustrations

Shown here are some of my original designs inspired by 18th and 19th Century fraktur. Fraktur is the term for the illuminated documents created in the 18th & 19th centuries by German speaking immigrants to America.  Fraktur is typically associated with Pennsylvania, but it can be found anywhere that large groups of German speaking peoples settled, including my home state of Virginia.  The originals (as opposed to prints) of the designs shown here are hand drawn, hand inked, and hand colored using period correct water colors. These and my other illustrations are not a copy of antique fraktur but an expression of my own vision and creativity using cohesive motifs from antique documents. 

If you like these illustrations, perhaps you might also like my Birth/Baptismal/Marriage Certificates and Book Plates.

Birds of Paradise

Celebration

Blossoming of Faith

Tree of Life

Fraktur Christmas Tree

12 Point Star

Strickler 2

Serenity

Recovery 2

Fraktur Bookmarks Set

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