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Covid accelerated dress code de-formalization - true or false?

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I was taught to write properly, and still wrote all my essays and exams by hand as an undergraduate. But since then, computers have done for me, and my writing is astonishingly bad - like a demented spider.
Same for me. And being an architect, I also had a beautiful block print.

And after getting to know the designer Joyce Conwy Evans -- who did not believe in using a straight edge -- I could draw smaller projects freehand. I did for a project in Godalming. Those days are over.
 
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On the subject of penmanship and "polluting the world with bad aesthetics," I'm usually one for "live and let live," but Jack Lew's signature on US currency when he was Secretary of Treasury was -- whew


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On the subject of penmanship and "polluting the world with bad aesthetics," I'm usually one for "live and let live," but Jack Lew's signature on US currency when he was Secretary of Treasury was -- whew


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Otherwise known as Loop de Lew.
 

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I have to raise my hand in favour of CM in an Arts and Crafts home (even though we live in a mid-century modern bungalow). Not a better look than a tweed balmacaan and ancient madder scarf hanging against quartersawn ammonia-fumed white oak panelling, while the sunlight streams through mullioned windows, with a touch of Moorcroft pottery hither and yon.
Apologies for being a few pages late in this discusssion....
 

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Same for me. And being an architect, I also had a beautiful block print.

And after getting to know the designer Joyce Conwy Evans -- who did not believe in using a straight edge -- I could draw smaller projects freehand. I did for a project in Godalming. Those days are over.
also brought up on arch lettering , can still muster if need be !

but , my personal writing looks like its coded . i've long since abandoned cursive .

cd's aside (cad) i go freehand , even if over a lightly constructed draft
 
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Same for me. And being an architect, I also had a beautiful block print.
My wife was trained as an architect (In Japan) and still does write unbelievably neatly in both English and Japanese. Luckily, my son seems to have inherited her writing talents and not my demented spider script.
 

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Funny thing is that the hardest script I tried to learn was the capitalis monumentalis, from the column of Trajan. It looks so simple, but is terribly difficult to get right.
 

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Did you grow up with it? I recall you were from the South. My paternal grandfather had a nice Stickley-style desk in quartersawn oak that I grew up with and now have the pleasure of owning.
Currently spending tailoring money on having "laurel leaf" copper shingles hammered to roof the asian-style front gate to our home (tenuous reference to clothing before this side-bar gets booted to the Home Ownership thread!).
Tie-in to general discussion is that appreciation for aesthetics seems to cut across many subjects with the members here: watches, art, clothing, Concordia yawls, writing, architecture, leaky old British cars and bikes, gardens (Gertrude Jekyll garden in Godalming, I believe). This forum is filled with rabbit-holes!
 

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