Hello, my dear readers. I’m sorry for it has been quite a while since the last article on this blog. Let’s try to continue our discussion on amazing handwriting, and talk a bit about some great handwriting styles developed over the course of few past centuries. Handwriting is an art that has been there for many years. Handwriting is first taught when one joins kindergarten, and then in school. There, children are taught how to shape letters and how to write them neatly. But as the years pass by everyone develops their own personal handwriting. Some people develop cool handwriting styles while others are barely legible.
A handwriting style refers to the way letters, numbers and characters are carefully designed in a specific and defined way. Each style has its own specific characteristics, and the letters need to be aligned in a specified way. So let’s proceed on some examples of good-looking handwriting styles.
Some of the cool handwriting styles
This is a handwriting style that was quite popular a couple of years ago but despite its decrease in popularity it’s still relevant and remains one of those cool handwriting styles. When using this handwriting, the letters are aligned from left to right and are written in such a way there is a flowing movement. It’s an easy style of writing and the more one practices the easier it gets for them.
Palmer handwriting style
This is an old handwriting style developed by Austin Palmer back in the 1800s. It’s not one of those fancy handwriting styles. The palmer style is mainly used for business writing. The shape of the letters used is italic cursive. It’s a simple way of writing the letters do not need any complex shapes .The main advantage of using this style being you can write quickly but still maintain the legibility and neatness of the text.
This is a handwriting style that rose to popularity in the 18th century. It was used for copy book writing .The copperplate script remains one of the most elegant handwriting styles. When using this style one require a sharp pointed flexible nib. The letters are shaped in such a way that they slant to the left at about 55 degrees.
This is a script that was developed in 1840 by Platt Roger Spencer. It’s one of the ornamental scripts. This is a method of writing that was used in business writing and in letter writing. The script was considered to be the standard handwriting style in the USA .It’s a very fancy way of writing and can be used in everyday writing. The letters are oval shaped, with extended loops to them. Some of the shaping of the letters is quite similar to cursive writing.
This form of penmanship just like the other styles was developed back in the olden days. Ornamental penmanship is also known as off-hand flourishing, this form of writing essentially means that it mainly focuses on conveying the grace and beauty of images. This is successfully attained by using artistic shades, gentle curves and hairline strokes making it quite a fine smooth form of penmanship.
Round handwriting script
It’s a handwriting that evolved in the 1600s. When using this type of penmanship one should make strokes that are thick and thin ensuring a successful combination. The characters slant to the right. The type of pen that is used should have a thin pointed nib, and the hand should move smoothly and flawlessly.
Though most of the cool handwriting styles mentioned were used in the olden days, and appear to have been taken over with the evolution of modern technology .They still remain to be unique and elegant writing styles and can be learnt by anyone who is interested in improving their handwriting skills. You can even develop your own style by utilizing particular elements of the styles shown above. Most of the materials that can be used to practice these forms of writing styles are available online or one can also purchase books that utilize these kinds of writing styles. The most important thing for one is to practice the art until perfection is achieved.