Here’s a selection of decorative capitals filling rectangles. While I’ve not necessarily chosen the most beautiful of initials they do represent a range of styles. The sqaure shape provides a good structure for patterns and imagery while making it easy to compose blocks of text around them.
- Midolle, Silvestre and Others, Florid and Unusual Alphabets
- William Morris, Kelmscott Chaucer
- Owen Jones, 1001 Illuminated Capital Letters
- Taschen, A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles
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