Wednesday, March 15, 2006

A fine italic hand

After thirty years, the idea of teaching schoolchildren to use a type of italic handwriting instead of (ugh) this seems to have migrated eastward across the Rockies.

Coloradans mainly have the late Reed College art professor Lloyd Reynolds and other Oregon calligraphers to thank.

But the really thankful people might be patients, pharmacists, nurses, and others dealing with doctors who take this course.

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Blogger gl. said...

ooo! barbara & inga are two of the Portland Society for Calligraphy's infamous members. :)

5:40 PM  
Blogger Chas S. Clifton said...

What can I say? Portland is the Holy City of calligraphy.

12:09 PM  
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11:22 AM  
Blogger Chas S. Clifton said...

Long, pointless rants from the tinfoil-hat brigade will be deleted, unless they are either highly literate or amusing--that guy was neither.

8:24 PM  
Blogger branruadh said...

Whatever happened to teaching both print and cursive? I was. My handwriting is stil horrid, but they tried.

1:01 PM  
Blogger branruadh said...

Wait. Now I see what you're talking about. It pays to read the links... *facepalm*

I think I'd have benefitted from learning italic. Like I said, my handwriting stinks. And I'm female, so the "boys in particular" line amuses me.

1:03 PM  

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