National handwriting day is an officially recognized day in the United States. It has been established that the 23rd January should be an annual event to commemorate the importance of handwriting and to recognize the contribution of handwriting to the cultures of the world.
In short, without handwriting there would be no history at all. It would be a sad day indeed if handwriting were to become a completely forgotten art. In fact new advances in messaging including typing and texting present a daily and growing threat to the continuation and very existence of handwriting as the transmitter of culture. Certainly new technology is essential but it doesn’t mean that handwriting should be forgotten.
Handwriting preserves our line of connection with historical documents and ancient cultures. But I don’t want to go into the history of handwriting which is a huge subject as you well know. What I want to show you today is a delightful article and handwriting infographic that was put together by The Journal Shop – a pen and paper company.
Take a look at this Handwriting Infographic – it shows and describes
The handwriting of 10 famous people –
Not only is it beautifully presented but I found this handwriting infographic of particular interest because my book “The Mark of Genius” features some of these celebrities where I’ve gone into a lot of detail about the signs of genius in each handwriting sample.