“A man’s penmanship is an unfailing index of his character, moral and mental, and a criterion by which to judge his peculiarities of taste and sentiments.”
—Philip Dormer Stanhope, Man of Letters
Penmanship, the exhibition, is a product of this idea—the idea that ones penmanship is a window into his or her character. A selection of local artists employ their inherent typographic instincts to create black and white prints. Born of a similar idea, the letterforms within the finished pieces are differentiated by shape, scale, contrast, manipulation and layering. A study of personal touch and distinction, the works you’ll see are a clear reflection of individual aesthetic.