English that looks like Chinese.
"At first glance, Square Word Calligraphy appears to be nothing more unusual than Chinese characters, but in fact it is a new way of rendering English words in the format of a square so they resemble Chinese characters. Chinese viewers expect to be able to read Square Word Calligraphy but cannot. Western viewers, however are surprised to find they can read it. Delight erupts when meaning is unexpectedly revealed." (Britta Erickson, The Art of Xu Bing
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posted by jef
on Aug 27, 2012 -
Charlotte and Branwell Brontë wrote many of their stories of Angria on tiny sheets of paper in nearly microscopic handwriting. This particular example consists of four sheets of notepaper folded into sixteen pages. The individual sheets are approximately 4 ½ inches long and 3 5/8 inches wide, and the entire text contains about nineteen thousand words.
posted by Joe Beese
on Sep 18, 2009 -
Make your handwriting into a font with Yourfonts
. Download the PDF, draw your alphabet, scan and upload, then download the finished result. Examples
. Via Drawn!
posted by Rinku
on Feb 2, 2009 -
Keyboards Are Not Like Nibs:
Fountain pens - or writing instruments in general - rule. Lately though, the main manufacturers have stooped to ballpoints, gels and other madnesses. Just as the stupid calligraphy
fad killed proper handwriting, the main fountain pen manufacturers have been their own hangmen. I love Pelikan
but my main hearbreak is Rotring
, whose rapidograph
0.10 and 0.18 and isograph
0.20 (this latter line now sadly reduced to college sets
) are my favourite scratching sticks. Are you holding a torch
for any of those legendary manufacturers (Parker
et caetera) who have gone down the drain
? What glides your writing hand? Is the pseudish, unpardonably expensive and increasingly naff Montblanc
the last pen manufacturer to uphold its own standards? When you do put pen to paper - if you still do at all - what's your
stubborn choice? Damn it, you must use something to log into your Moleskine
posted by MiguelCardoso
on May 1, 2003 -
Anoto - wireless handwriting.
it might turn out to be not that popular this
christmas, but the anonto pen has the potential to become a big hit in 2002
. just imagine you would never have to use your palm again. or imagine you lose your palm... and you really don't take. because the magic is in the pen!
posted by HeikoH
on Dec 17, 2001 -
Based on handwriting
the geniuses at the United States government have figured out the letters might be from the same source. I'm sure everyone has seen these letters... Isn't that a bit "duh." If everything is figured out at this lightning fast speed we will never find these people.
This reminds me a bit of those psychologists who report very obvious things... many times I have heard on MSNBC: "According to psychologists, the nation is in a state of shock. For some it may take weeks to escape this feeling, for others months." Is that really something we couldn't figure out by ourselves?
posted by yevge
on Oct 26, 2001 -
George W. Bush's Handwriting.
handwriting analysis reveals: If you want something from George W. Bush, tell him how much you like what he's done so far. Tell him quickly. And don't try to push him around.
You hear that Cheney?
posted by brucec
on Jul 12, 2001 -