handwriting November 06, 2012 / blog I recently posed the question in an edition of Fly in the Ointment: How do you feel about your own handwriting? Reflections and samples welcome below. Laura Helm I’m self-conscious about it, but love the fact that it is undeniably mine. Like a fingerprint, my handwriting is part of my identity. I love that. afinepress And there’s that fancy script! http://twitter.com/tif_smith .tif smith I like my hand-writing, and may one day bother to take the time and turn it into a proper digital typeface. That said, I really want to get into “lettering” as a new design skill. It looks fun and is always yummy when printed. If I was near a scanner, I’d upload something for show n tell! afinepress Post something when you get a chance, please! And do consider reading Script and Scribble. afinepress I’m pretty unhappy with mine and finally to a place where I’m trying to determine the next step (mainly: what do I want it to look like?) http://thegraph.com Keith A. Kelso I actually like yours. It has an artistic sloppiness to it, whereas mine is just sloppy. Maybe it’s just a “grass is greener” kind of thing. http://www.facebook.com/allison.wengerd Allison Roche Never been too big a fan. I always thought I’d have time to make adjustments but as the years went by, it never did change. I always liked yours, Matthew. I remember when you moved out, I went through a stack of your old notebooks from high school that you’d left behind. It hasn’t changed a bit. afinepress Yours looks so much like Dad’s. http://thegraph.com Keith A. Kelso My handwriting is crap, but I’ve never cared all that much. I do 95% of my writing on computer. http://twitter.com/azimhol Amanda ZH So, afinepress what a range!