The evolution of handwriting has been a critical factor in preserving history and learning about the past. If it were not for the development of handwriting, some of the greatest thinkers of our time would not have been able to share their thoughts; thus, their stories never being told.
Handwriting is very much part of our history, but what does it look like in our future?
We worked with students at UC Berkeley and asked the question: what does handwriting look like in your vision of the future? Students were given a Moleskine Sketchbook and asked to send a message from their future to their present-day selves.
Visions of a dystopian world, warning messages about climate change were common themes, but one thing was clear, as the world evolved, so did the need for handwriting.
Professor Greg Niemeyer from UC Berkeley states, “On the blank page, the mind guides the writing hand. That hand guides the pen. That pen shapes the word. That word spurs the mind to keep writing on, and each stroke of the pen holds the potential for a new thought, a new story, and a new world. Write on.”