(Via Kinley Bennett via Uproxx’s post)
When I was in grade school, good penmanship was still a requirement for students. Why? Because a writer wants the reader (especially the teacher) to understand the message.
Today, no one really gives a thought to penmanship. Even everyday writing with a pen is uncommon with younger people, who grew up with keyboards. Many of my peers say that their own writing is terrible. I can vouch for a few of them; I can’t read a word of their writing. But I’m also guilty of this. My cursive writing sadly reflects unused hand muscles.
So I’m happy that there are people like Jake Weidman. He not only achieved great penmanship, but also creates beautiful calligraphic pieces of art. In today’s fast-paced world, craftsmanship is something to relish. In this 5-minute video, you’ll once again appreciate the beauty of great penmanship.
Thanks to my friend Kinley Bennett—an art director, stylist, and pottery-maker (she likes to get her hands dirty)—for sharing this video.