Monday, July 28, 2008

Mental

I have a mental association with bad handwriting and smart people. When I was little I always assumed that any doctor or engineer I met would have bad handwriting. It makes me wonder a bit if I subconsciously glorified bad handwriting, perhaps thinking that if I had bad handwriting myself, I'd be smart.

My handwriting isn't all that bad. I get a lot of people telling me they really like it, and my share of people telling me that they hate it. (The text in the header of my blog is in my handwriting, if you're just joining us.)

5 comments:

Andy M said...

Trzvis, I've always found your handwriting to be beautiful.

Travis said...

Haha. I didn't catch that the first time I read your comment.

Andy Rutledge said...

Haha! I agree - I dig the handwriting, but the lowercase "a" requires context to figure out what character it is. :)

Anonymous said...

Well. except for the a your handwriting is legible but that a sure needs work. It looks more like a z. Why not go to a block a or teepee a? Or else you need to use 2 strokes instead of 1 for yours.

Travis said...

My "a" is the kind you see in most typefaces (including this one) with the little hat, but usually I write it too fast for the top and bottom to actually connect, so it looks more like a 2 or a z. I cross my Z's to make them distinct, though.