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Thursday
Aug092012

Infinite Shapes

Being able to physically write something down is not quite the esential skill it once was. As technology surges onward, the need to connect pen to paper has become practically recreational.  In most ways this is awesome; in some ways it is not.  The increased convenience has led to a decrease in personality within the aestetics of the words we put forth into the world.  The infinite shapes words took are practically no more, we have been reduced to the same fonts, and there is monotony among the characters with which we interact.

  
Despite the uniformity of the majority of our word crafting, we as a people still have many opportunities to write physically.  We have to-do lists, journals, reminders, letters, notes, cards, notecards, and so on.  In these instances, your personal font makes a brief resurgence, and you are given the opportunity to have a very real connection with what is being written down (you lucky bastard).  In these fleeting moments of antiquated word forming, it can be enlightening if the words which you form are done so with a personality that reflects what the words mean to you.  

 
This is what I took away from Linda Scott's book, "How to be the Best Bubblewriter in the World Ever!" - a spontaneous purchase from the children's section of an art store. I don't know if that's the standard takeaway Scott was going for, but as she suggests in her book, the manual is more about personal discovery than reproducing goofy bubble letters.  The multiple templates make HTBTBBWITWE! instructionally useful, while simultaeously fuelling the creative breakaway which makes word crafting so important to begin with. Chances are the reader will find themselves wanting to make some signs, bookmarks, birthday cards, logos and word sketches upon purchase.  It is also more than likely that their mind will be blown by the intricacy with which a word can be created, and the emotion which a single letter can contain. 

 

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    I had read this book many times and this book is really a motivation. Linda Scott is a great writer as I love her books because this kind of writers really motivates people to do something new in their lives.

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