handwritten columns in newspapers

It would be nice if sometimes columns in the newspaper were reprinted with the columnist’s original handwriting and original notes. It would capture so much more of the personality. If not all the time, then maybe just occasionally. Or, it could be a special once a year issue where everything in the entire newspaper is handwritten.

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laura k.
laura k.
17 years ago

what if everyone wrote in fonts that were not compatible with everyone else’s fonts? wouldn’t that would be bad design? what if someone’s handwriting wasn’t legible? ooh, then it would be more visual than about the content. that would be very very interesting. i think the appearance of the handwriting would have an impact on the viewer, and would factor into the viewer/reader’s opinion of the piece’s content. maybe typesetting makes the articles more objective-ish so that content can be concentrated on, without any outside influences like if the handwriting was legible or not. what does your handwriting say about you? not like official handwriting analysis, just people on the street, their first impression. i mean, you don’t see Nobel Prize winners dotting their Is with tiny hearts, right?

unlikelymoose
17 years ago

i miss the days when you sent a written letter to someone. nowadays everything is email email email. though i really didn’t write too many written letters to people. i was thinking of hand-lettering my resume and make the lettering very, very custom… perhaps it would form the the shape of somethin’. but i was too afraid people would see me as some crazy artist who doesn’t like using a computer. plus, i was too lazy to even actually begin exploring the concept.

unlikelymoose
17 years ago

though i did send quite a few written letters to Peanut the Penguin.

laura k.
laura k.
17 years ago

i have a few boxes in my closet filled with handwritten letters that i’ve saved over the years. notes i wrote to friends and passed in the halls during high school, letters i received whilst studying abroad, postcards galore, i bet there’s even some grade school letters in there! i’m a big fan of documentation.

Tom Saaristo
17 years ago

I’m probably the least sentimental person I know, and that affects my desire to save documents. I do have a few pieces here and there, but nowhere near the amount of “stuff” I have procured and been given over the years. Most of the pieces I have saved, however, are handwritten notes and letters. To the issue of handwritten columns in newspapers, it might interest me for about a week, just to look at columnists handwriting, but I fear that most of it would be so illegible and look like such a huge mess that headaches would abound.

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