Friday, August 7, 2015

Keeping handwriting alive in the digital age

I admit I haven't written by hand for almost a year. The convenience of the keyboard, as well as the ability of certain apps to sync our notes across multiple devices, has made the purpose of handwriting almost redundant. But good handwriting is a skill worth honing. According to Lifehacker, "the act of writing by hand helps you clarify your thoughts, remember things better, and reach your goals more surely."

Aside from those benefits, there is something really beautiful about putting pen to paper. In this video by Uproxx, we are introduced to Jake Weidmann, who is considered as the youngest master penman in the world. His work — which fuses calligraphy and fine art — shows an attention to minute detail that only comes through years and years of practice.

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