A little tribute to Mercator !

I wonder if you have this book,

and more, if so,

have you read it ?

A little tribute to Mercator !

Osley was a big guy among the real handwriting boys,

but the star was,

and still are and for ever will be,

since back in the 14th century,

where the hand style originally is fetched.

But revived in the beginning of the 20th century by

Alfred Fairbank !

I have every book he has written, in first edition !

Why ?

Some years ago I had become so much Doctor that I couldn't read my own hand stile A little tribute to Mercator !

I than decided to buy a very expensive Mont Blanc pen for a lot of money,

and in that way force myself to start writing better.

Not receipts, I don't care for the pharmaceuphtical persons,

but for my friends.

Some times you want to write a very personally letter,

all doesn't have email,

and it's very unpersonal.

Anyhow, when I started writing with the exspensive pen,

but it still looked like hell,

so I tried to write as I learned in school many years ago.

It looked like an idiot at 10 years of age.A little tribute to Mercator !

I became desperate.What to do ?

Start from the bottom with an other hand writing and then I found Alfred Fairbank,

the King of handwriting.

Bought all I could get,

and in one collection,

bought inh Sweden (!), it fell out some letters,

to a friend of him !!

Example, and please just enjoy A little tribute to Mercator !

A little tribute to Mercator !

A little tribute to Mercator !

It's pure art A little tribute to Mercator !

I'm not in the neighbourhood,

but after two years of practicing,

I don't feel ashame to write a personal letter.

Just some off watch talk,

that we need sometimesA little tribute to Mercator !



If you like handwriting
11/24/2007 - 00:17

just take a look at the following site :


You have amazing examples showing the evolution of handwriting through ages. A must see for paleography enthusiasts.

Thanks Kramer,
11/24/2007 - 00:41

I appreciate it

But as the maniac I already found it,

you really can get lost for hours on that page


your pen friend


So true! I've noticed that I can't write with a pen anymore, my
11/24/2007 - 09:47

handwriting looks worst than my 4 year old son's..and I'm ony half kidding!

I'm just so used to typing away....

Ah hah! I am not the ONLY one then :-)
11/24/2007 - 13:04

We are all so used to using computers...

Re: A little tribute to Mercator !
11/24/2007 - 21:43

This is right, guys, that we are so used to type on computers...

But, for me, to write with a wonderful ink pen like Mont Blanc, I have the feeling (maybe it's only my feeling) to do it in a better way, and the pen runs so smoothly on the paper...

Nice tribute to...
11/26/2007 - 22:46

the great inventor, the great watch and the handsome poster of this forum