1. Cursive is dead: “That cursive-challenged class included Alex Heck, 22, who said she barely remembered how to read or write cursive. Ms. Heck and a cousin leafed through their grandmother’s journal shortly after she died, but could barely read her cursive handwriting.” The New York Times.
3. Halfway between font and handwriting: hand-painted signs just won’t die. “Sign painters,” Imprint.
4. Just a little ink on one piece of paper and a transaction for the ages: The Sale of Manhattan, Letters of Note.
5. Five Voyeuristic, Cross-disciplinary Peeks into Great Creators’ Notebooks, Brain Pickings. (via a Design*Sponge tweet.)
Leading image: Notes and a fish from the Clatsop, Oregon, field journal of Merriweather Lewis, February 24, 1806. (Image from Brain Pickings)