The Manger of Bethlehem
For as long as Christmas is regarded as a religious holiday it will always have a stong association with the rich and dynamic Blackletter traditions from Western Europe’s Christian monasteries. This textura was sketched out using two calligraphy pens: a 3.5mm and a 2.0 mm. Scanned and then rendered in Adobe Illustrator. The metallic look was a single custom gradient placed at about a 35° angle.