I remember back in day, classes in university to develop our “designer” handwriting (uppercase italic, natch.), along with all those fancy arrows and callout, and practicing daily.
i write now with a sort of mutation of this, upper case italic with almost a script like connection between letters and forms. i cant for the life of me remember how to write in proper script, and only use lowercase for things like emails, etc.
i never really thought of it, until someone commented on it while showing my portfolio, saying how much they like it and would love to turn it into a font.
i’d like to start a thread to look at other examples of “designer” handwriting… write out the sample text below (or another of your choice), scan and post it up. examples of famous designer writing also welcomed (anyone have examples of eames, lowey, etc. writing?).
“The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”
would also be curious to see examples of designer signatures. ive seen quite a few interesting ones…
i dunno if its a good thing or bad, but i actually really enjoy handwriting like this. i live for the days i need to fill out surveys, write notes on a sketch, etc… i now have a full wall blackboard in my studio and look forward to the time once a week when i get to erase everything and rewrite it! OCD, perhaps…
here’s mine to kick it off,