Growing up my mom was seriously all about education. I’m pretty sure, okay, well I’m 100% positive that it’s because of her background. She grew up in a small town outside of Mazatlan, Mexico and unfortunately didn’t have the luxury of attending extra classes and lessons. Needless to say, my mother was determined that her three girls would have access to everything she didn’t. That included piano lessons, dance lessons, and yes… even calligraphy lessons! That’s right! Every summer, while all the other kids were at camp or whatever it is kids do in the summer… I’d be sitting in “College for Kids” at the local junior college working on my penmanship.
I suppose the hours and hours of getting my handwriting professionally critiqued at the age of 9 instilled a love for penmanship. Which would explain my current obsession with handwritten designs. From invitations, to logos, to displays and magazine covers– I’m loving the fact that people are using their unique handwriting! After all, that’s how everything started right?
After seeing these– maybe handwriting will be your new obsession too!
You have to agree- this is an amazing window display! It’s eye catching, right?
via Lindsay Letters
Okay, if you are in need of invites or anything calligraphic– look at Lindsay’s website! She’s brilliant.
I often ask myself– why I can’t have this penmanship! Seriously. After seeing this image I sent it to my dear Megan a fellow lover of creativity and together we questioned why the good Lord didn’t grace us with this skill.
via Baca Creative
via Sierra Massey Instagram
via Invisible Children Instagram
via Austin Kleon
I’m pretty sure Austin Kleon’s handwriting is perfection. I’m in love and wishing that my penmanship was this precise. I’m told that my handwriting looks more like Arabic. Minor details.
This is a magazine cover. Yes and Yes! I definitely would pick it up and read it just because of this cover!
via Dana Tanamachi
Please please! You must watch the video of Dana creating this! It’s absolutely incredible and a true art!
View Video: http://vimeo.com/41519310
via Dana Tanamachi
Honestly, I love this quote! Such a good reminder to use our hands. There are so many beautiful font choices out there these days- I have a full list of my favorites, but let’s try using our hands- shall we? And create something uniquely beautiful.