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‘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
David R. Olson is University Professor Emeritus of cognitive sciences at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto). His book The World on Paper is an essential read for anyone interested in literacy.
Letters not only make visual sense. Letters make handwriting sense. Visual sense is a consequence, an effect of the rational, logical and systematic use of tools, materials and methods. The particulars, though, are embodied and can’t be explained with words, … Continue reading
Bernardino Cataneo was a writing master at the University of Siena around 1544-1560. The only known surviving exemplars of his writing are the pages in this copybook, dated 4 February 1545.
David Kindersley, British stone carver and letter designer wrote ‘Knowledge and experience must go hand in hand if any understanding is to be achieved.’
Lately I’ve been trying to present some of the ideas expressed in this blog in graphics. This is one example that shows how the different senses influence each other. It shows the potential of writing Regular script and how … Continue reading