Cursive Handwriting, Simple Typography, and Creativity

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  • HANDWRITING, TYPOGRAPHY& CREATINGVIRGINIA ALEXANDER

  • LIBRARIAN, ARTIST& TAPE AFICIONADO

    VIRGINIA ALEXANDER

  • Librarian

  • Artist$

  • 365SKETCHES

    in2014

  • Tape aficionado

    $

  • Averagingaround 10

    Physical LibrarydisplaysPer year.

  • I don't have badhandwriting.

    I just have my own font.

  • T h e i m p o r t a n c e o f c u r s i v e h a n d w r i t i n g

    http://time.com/2820780/five-reasons-kids-should-still-learn-cursive-writing/

    "Americaninstitutionsstillrequiresignaturesforthings."driver'slicensepassportsocialsecuritycardmarriagelicense

    "It'sgoodforourminds."Studiesshowthatwritinginbothprintandcursiveactivatesvariouspartsofthebrain.Cursivealsopusheslearnsto"thinkofwordsaswholesinsteadofparts."

    "Kidscan'treadtheDeclarationofIndependence."

    SomepeoplecanONLYreadcursiveduetobraininjuries,oritservesasateachingaidforthosewithdyslexia.

    "Peoplelikethewayitlooks."

  • Different versions of cursive.

    The Palmer Method was first used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. "Under this method, students were taught to adopta uniform system of cursive writing with rhythmic motions."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmer_Method

  • http://artdepartmental.com/2009/10/12/learning-architectural-lettering/

    Architect Font, draftsman's lettering

  • Traditional American CursiveD'Nealian script

  • Signature Activity

  • Your signature is:> unique> your fingerprint in a digital world> your personal artistry

  • Typography is defined as "the styleand appearance of printed matter."

    Williams, R. (1998). " The non-designer's type book. Peach Pit Press. Berkley California

    types of fonts

    Old StyleModern

    slab serifsan serif

    Fringe typescriptsDecorative

  • Text and emotionLost gray kitten!

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  • Text and emotionLost gray kitten!

    For Sale '62 Pickup Truck

    May 2nd, Brian's Birthday Bash!

    Lostgraykitten!8u

    For Sale '62 Pickup Truck )RU6DOH3LFNXS7UXFN

    May 2nd, Brian's Birthday Bash! May 2nd, Brian's Birthday Bash!

  • Create your own type of digital font. - consistency-pick a theme-upload to myscriptfont.com

  • Questions,Comments,Concerns?