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)
Part of the allure of winter is it’s invitation for us to travel inwards.
Haptics is the study of touch, perhaps the most enigmatic yet essential of our senses