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February 8, 2019 / By Meaghan Dee
January 3, 2019 / By AIGA DEC
December 5, 2018 / By Meaghan Dee
We are currently living in a time in which handwriting and digital communication (typing, texting) are both commonly used. However, as discussed at length in Anne Trubek's “The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting,” the case can be made that handwriting is nearly obsolete, and our desire to use it (and to teach it to our children) is born from sentimentality. Currently, students are simultaneously taught to print and to type in their early education. Cursive has been wiped out from nearly all curricula, and there is discussion to stop teaching printing as well – but should we? How does handwriting impact our thought processes? How does it impact communication? Would a generation unable-to-print alter how typography is taught and how letterforms are understood?
November 19, 2018 / By Alberto Rigau
November 7, 2018 / By Marty Lane