Monday, October 14, 2013

'Modern Day Snail Mail' by Cristina Vanko

I'm not a huge design buff, but I do like to read Dezeen because it always posts cool things, such as "Modern Day Snail Mail" by Cristina Vanko:

You might be wondering what app Vanko used to create the cool type in the above text message. The answer is that there was no app or special keyboard involved at all! The designer simply crafted handwritten responses to all the text messages she received for one week.

In this day and age, it's a miracle to get people to tear their fingers away from the keyboard, much less get them to write anything using a pen and pencil. Modern Day Snail Mail is a nice reminder of just how beautiful handwriting can be. Sure, you can't readily create Emojis by hand, but there's something to be said for being able to create beautiful lines of text using your bare hands.

I could generally care less about typography, but it's tough to ignore the awesomeness of this project and the effort it must have taken to craft each response by hand. 

You can check out Cristina Vanko's portfolio here.

Image Credits: Dezeen

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