Roman Square Capitals - paper cubes
Paper-model of cubes (6 cm edge) with Roman square capitals on sides.
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|Height||6 cm ( ~ 2.36 inch)|
|Width||6 cm ( ~ 2.36 inch)|
|Depth||6 cm ( ~ 2.36 inch)|
|Availability||Yes (in stock, available for download)|
|Item type||.pdf (Portable Document File)|
Paper cubes with Roman square capitals on each side (cube size, 6 cm).
Paper cubes with classic Roman capital letters (monumental majuscules, capitalis monumnetalis) on each side; each cube has an edge of 6 cm.
In this set there are 5 pages, each one with a model for a cube with the following letters/symbol:
pg. 1* - cube with: "A", "E", "I", "O", "U", rogami wreath
pg. 2 - cube with: "B", "C", "D", "F", "G", "H"
pg. 3 - cube with: "J", "K", "L", "M", "N", "P"
pg. 4 - cube with: "Q", "R", "S", "T", "V", "space"
pg. 5 - cube with: "X", "Y", "Z", "W", ".", olive branches (peace symbol)
*just the page 1 is included in the "free sample model" link above. The rest of the pages are available only with the "Add to cart". The paid model ("add to cart") has a higher resolution of 200dpi, for sharper printed images on photo-paper or high-gloss cardboard.
The paid model has all the 5 cubes listed above. Its price (like a cup of coffee) helps us to pay for the web-hosting costs and keep this website alive.
Print each page on a separate sheet of paper or cardboard. (Some printers have the option to print on both sides simultaneously; if you have a such printer, make sure that you temporarily disable “print on both sides” option first).
For each page, cut the paper-model of the cube along the solid edges, then crease and fold guided by the dotted lines. Glue the gray flaps on the corresponding edges (marked with arrows or numbers). The last step should be the gluing the top flap (“3”) to the opposite bottom edge indicated by the arrow-head “3”.
What are the "capitalis monumentalis" letters?
During the peak development of the Roman Empire (about ~ 2000 years ago), the architecture became monumental, with large-scale public buildings. For the inscriptions on them, the Roman architects needed very readable and visible letters for the inscriptions used on such tall buildings. These letters were supposed to be easy to carve in stone (the main building material of the time). This is how "capitalis monumentalis" letters appeared; these are the ancestors of today's uppercase letters. They were in a square form (were also called "Capitalis Quadrata"). These letters are still visible for example on the inscriptions carved on the Emperor Trajan's column (in Rome).
This set of letters was still in use during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and in their modern form are currently used as uppercase letters in so-called classic fonts (for instance the widely used “Times New Roman" font).
In these paper-model cubes, we adapted a set of stylish Roman characters, with “serifs” (small thin decorative lines at the ends of the thick strokes) and a fine overlayed cross, which highlights the square shape that the letter sits in. These forms were used in the texts of medieval manuscripts, as initial headings of the chapters (“dropped capitals”). They have been brought in a modern digital form by the font designer Manfred Klein. More details about these letters, here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_square_capitals
Reference number: SKU011
This model is free for all personal, non-commercial uses.
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