Department of Art, Communication Design
Metropolitan State University of Denver
FONTS OF MY FAMILY: THE FLEETING CRAFT OF CURSIVE WRITING
Cursive writing as a means to communicate is a fleeting practice. Students in grade schools are now being taught words per minute on a keyboard versus the craft of cursive writing, making this art form close to extinction. This research project centers on resurrecting the past through typographic design. Technology can encapsulate, document and archive one’s handwriting from the past, thus creating digital typefaces for today from the handwritings of the deceased.