Posts tagged handwriting

Happy Handwriting Day! January 23 is observed as the day to consider your handwriting in conjunction with legendary penman John Hancock’s birthday, best remembered for his large, ornate signature on the Declaration of Independence.
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Happy Handwriting Day! January 23 is observed as the day to consider your handwriting in conjunction with legendary penman John Hancock’s birthday, best remembered for his large, ornate signature on the Declaration of Independence.

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This is the introduction to a video series on how to write like an architect. This is another way to modify your writing. While its not longhand, it may be a good solution for someone looking for something geometric and would be great for addressing envelopes.

I used to watch the architecture students practicing this technique when I was in school. As your skills improve, you will not need the straight edge for notes or daily writing but may still want to use the straight edge for more formal situations.

(by howtoarchitect)

Beautiful vintage lettering practice booklet that include simple and decorative styles. Thanks to @LitoApostolakou on Twitter for the tip.
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Beautiful vintage lettering practice booklet that include simple and decorative styles. Thanks to @LitoApostolakou on Twitter for the tip.

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While thinking about penmanship, I have noticed that I prefer a more upright style versus the italic style while I think both are lovely. I naturally write more upright than slanted so I started to investigate methods that employ a more upright approach. I have noticed that Europeans tend to teach a more upright hand, specifically the French, English and Germans. Unfortunately, I found few resources online to demonstrate the styles or provide any techniques for learning these hands.
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While thinking about penmanship, I have noticed that I prefer a more upright style versus the italic style while I think both are lovely. I naturally write more upright than slanted so I started to investigate methods that employ a more upright approach. I have noticed that Europeans tend to teach a more upright hand, specifically the French, English and Germans. Unfortunately, I found few resources online to demonstrate the styles or provide any techniques for learning these hands.

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Show your penmanship pride with these vintage Palmer Method badges. $24.99
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Show your penmanship pride with these vintage Palmer Method badges. $24.99

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As I’ve become enamored with Dewey’s Library Hand handwriting style, I stumbled across this font created in collaboration between Nathan Hauenstein and Anna Craycroft that transforms Anna’s library hand writing into a digital font.
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As I’ve become enamored with Dewey’s Library Hand handwriting style, I stumbled across this font created in collaboration between Nathan Hauenstein and Anna Craycroft that transforms Anna’s library hand writing into a digital font.

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Another handwritten card in the card catalog at the Multnomah County Public Library in 2005. (by Lost Dutchman)

Another handwritten card in the card catalog at the Multnomah County Public Library in 2005. (by Lost Dutchman)

This is one samples from a selection of old handwritten library cards done is variations of Melvil Dewey’s “library hand" which I am now completely smitten with.
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This is one samples from a selection of old handwritten library cards done is variations of Melvil Dewey’s “library hand" which I am now completely smitten with.

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I think French Séyès paper, the standard lined paper used by French students is the perfect practice paper for improving penmanship. Gridded both vertically and horizontally and providing four narrow rules between each grid block provides space for ascenders, descenders and uppercase letterforms.
An assortment of sizes and formats of French-ruled notebooks from Clairefontaine are available through Writer’s Bloc web shop ranging in price from $2.85 to $13.50
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I think French Séyès paper, the standard lined paper used by French students is the perfect practice paper for improving penmanship. Gridded both vertically and horizontally and providing four narrow rules between each grid block provides space for ascenders, descenders and uppercase letterforms.

An assortment of sizes and formats of French-ruled notebooks from Clairefontaine are available through Writer’s Bloc web shop ranging in price from $2.85 to $13.50

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Its no secret that in my other reality, I would have been a librarian. My love of books and ephemera knows no bounds so while I’ve been searching for handwriting techniques, its no surprise that I discovered Melvil Dewey’s Library Hand which has become my favorite style and the one to which I will aspire.
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Its no secret that in my other reality, I would have been a librarian. My love of books and ephemera knows no bounds so while I’ve been searching for handwriting techniques, its no surprise that I discovered Melvil Dewey’s Library Hand which has become my favorite style and the one to which I will aspire.

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