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Sight and touch

Extracted from Harold Speed’s The Practice and Science Of Drawing: The fact that we have two flat pictures on our two retinas to help us, and that we can focus at different planes, would not suffice to account for our … Continue reading

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Impossible exercises

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 … Continue reading

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Venetian origins of roman type

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

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Experiment

Personal exercise developed from an idea of Gerrit Noordzij:

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Music like writing

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 … Continue reading

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Before words

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.

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Closing the circle

Another graph to illustrate some of the underlying ideas of this blog. This one shows that handwriting, reading and typography influence

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