This entry is related to Handwriting and visual perception. Literacy has stagnated for more than a century in the West. In 1906, Edward Johnston was requested by the London County Council Education Committee to report on the pens and copy books in use at the time. ‘The ordinary blunt and pointed pens give indefinite and uncertain strokes […], he wrote. Continue reading
In the following article Riccardo Olocco looks at the early development of roman type in Venice and the connections with the work of Paduan and Venetian scribes. You can find the article here https://articles.c-a-s-t.com/the-venetian-origins-of-roman-type-a856eb3f0cb
Personal exercise developed from an idea of Gerrit Noordzij: Continue reading
This entry is a complement to Painting like writing in which I compared the method of Chinese literati painting with the construction principles of a script. Here I compare the music of J. S. Bach with a script (defined as a system of stroke–shapes). Continue reading
The inscription on the Pantheon in Rome displays formal capitals around the first century. Words in ancient Rome are often abbreviated and not separated by a space.
The word as we know it today, was not born yet. Continue reading
Another graph to illustrate some of the underlying ideas of this blog. This one shows that handwriting, reading and typography influence Continue reading
‘Just like one who wants to learn to write, if he would master this skill he must practice much and often no matter how difficult Continue reading