Ink – Written By Hand

Not long ago, handwriting was taken for granted as something anyone could generally do well. Today, children are taught how to type on tablets – putting pen to paper is an afterthought. INK follows Tanja Tiziana – a freelance photographer in Toronto, Canada – and her journey to rediscover the written word.

Gorgeous video. I love watching the pen scritch over the paper as the letters appear. Makes me want to rush out and buy some new pens. It’s been a long long time since I wrote with a fountain pen, and there’s nothing quite like the experience.

Author: dave

Book reviewer, occasional writer, photographer, coffee-lover, cyclist, spoon carver and stationery geek.

2 thoughts on “Ink – Written By Hand”

  1. I think we’re about 50 years from handwriting being completed obsolete as a skill.

    1. It’s definitely on the decrease though – most of my kids’ homework is now done via computer these days. I still love the tactile sensation of writing with a really nice pen on good paper. Something about laying down the lines and marks.

      I remember one of my first jobs as a library assistant was to write out the index cards for the card catalogues (showing my age here). I used to love it and get lost in the zone of making these perfectly clear, legible block print letters. Other staff hated it, so it became my job. 🙂

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