Based on Gothic type and late mediaeval calligraphy, these styles range from those marking the beginning of Gothic printing to the ornate Gothic types of 19th century Germany. This category also includes faces with a Gothic look but created by modern type designers. Blackletter types include the german ß character and ligatures (ch, sch, tz, etc.) and therefore have a narrower character width than roman style types. Our selection includes types in the Old English as well as blackletter styles.