Only 12 People in The World are Trained to do this Rare Job. Awesome!
Whether you subscribe to that notion or not, handwriting can still tell people many things that digital text just can’t. Trained experts can detect moments of hesitation that might suggest a forgery, for example. BIG BLOCK LETTERS and other variations can more easily convey mood. When we’re writing things by hand, we don’t generally worry that ending a sentence with a period might make us seem angry, for example.
But going beyond that, calligraphers and other writing experts seek to not only expand their ability to express themselves in their script, but also to master the craft of handwriting. Jake Weidmann, featured in this video, is one such individual. There are others, such as Patricia Blair, chief calligrapher of the White House.
When you see the work these men and women put into their writing, and realize their words will be received by kings, queens and even the Pope, it doesn’t seem too crazy.