The power of the written or typed word can be more powerful then you thought!
The style and appearance of printed matter has an effect to how we view items, websites, businesses, book titles and the list goes on and on. Is the typography pleasing to the eye, does the font pull you in, draw you away, make you feel inspired? This week focus on the printed word and see what the words are saying to you!
You may have heard this story before, but I'm telling it again.
When I was young my mother sent me and my twin sister to learn how to sew. Our instructors were two old spinster sisters. While my sister excelled in sewing, I was a complete failure. Not one to give in, as the spinsters were former teachers, they taught me the art of calligraphy and I was instantly smitten with the art of 'drawing' letters. The photo above is a small instruction sampler of different styles.
This is another book on Calligaphy. It even shows how to do it with paint brushes.
I wish I could have found my very first instruction book to share. It's not as pretty as this book, but it was the first one I ever used. Maybe it will show up one day and I will share it here.
Please stop by Sally's blog on Saturday to see what the written word means to the other participants.