Handwritten Facebook post

In an extremely digital age, we miss the human touch.

You can tell it by the frequent use of modern fonts that imitate handwriting, calligraphy or hand-lettering. And that’s just one example.

Dear Sarah font (screenshot)

Just look around.

Handmade stopped being just the next trend a long time ago.

It’s here to stay.

You can spot it on restaurant menus, in clothing design, beer or wine labels, on the walls inside a coffee shop, in TV commercials, YouTube videos and even on your girlfriend’s (or someone else’s) panties.

Lettering Design By http://www.rebekahdisch.com/

That’s why I said “What if?” and decided to see what happens if from now on my each and every facebook post or comment comes in the form of a handwritten note.

I think that:

  1. It’s more personal. Imagine the feeling when someone sends you a letter using regular mail and the small piece of paper arrives in your P.O. Box. You can’t replace the smell of the miles it travelled.
  2. Because it’s harder to do it, posting and commenting in handwriting leads to less junk-posts. You take your time. You do it only when you really have something to say.

So, here’s how to do it:

All you need is:

  • A pen
  • A notebook
  • A dry glue-stick
  • A piece of black paper
  • Your smartphone’s camera (missing on the photo above because it was used for taking it)

And, finally, here’s a short video that will lead you through the process:

That’s it! Thank you for your time! ☺


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