Articles & Insights into the world of handwriting.

Handwriting Infographic of 10 Famous People

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Handwriting preserves our line of connection with historical documents and ancient cultures.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 –

Isaac Newton

Bill Gates

Frida Kahlo

Barack Obama

Charles Darwin

Oprah Winfrey

JK Rowling

Steve Jobs

Emmeline Pankhurst

David Bowie

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.


  • shoshanah2017
    January 28, 2018

    Thanks for sharing this. I am fascinated to learn of a day specifically for handwriting. It would be wonderful to share this with the schools.

    I wrote an article some time ago about the importance of handwriting and the risk of it disappearing as schools are decreasing teaching handwriting in their curriculum.

    Thank you for highlighting the importance of handwriting from another perspective.

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    Sandra Fisher
    January 28, 2018

    Hi Shoshanah

    As you rightly point out, there are different perspectives to handwriting and it’s a real pity that schools have been neglecting it and failing to recognize its importance – particularly when it plays such a significant role in learning.

    But recently there have been promising signs that handwriting is slowly gaining more recognition from the powers that be in the teaching and education professions. There’s even a slow return to cursive handwriting.

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