How did decorative handwriting rewrite Steve Jobs' Life?
The biggest paradox is that the genius of technology who created a super aesthetic electronic devices mastered calligraphy himself and used it during his whole life.
Steve Jobs was studying in Reed College offered the best calligraphy instruction in the country at the time. He learned about serif and sans serif typefaces and about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle. Calligraphy gave Jobs an aesthetic sense which he later successfully explored in other fields.
Steve Jobs understood, that by keeping our hands moving:
· It encourages our brain to think at a higher level
· It’s meditative and relaxing
· It develops fine motor skills and memory retention
· It promotes creativity and critical thinking
· It facilitates connections with other people
· It increases aesthetic sense
Every single poster, every single note was beautifully calligraphed by his own hands.
As Jobs told Stanford's graduates, "When we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it's likely that no personal computer would have them."
And the iPad with a pencil where do you think is coming from?
It’s hard to imagine how Mac could have looked today if Steve Jobs was mastering drawing as well as handwriting!!!
The incredible thing is that it is possible to develop handwriting and drawing at any point in our lives!!!
The most easy method to develop these skills by doing Mind Mapping where you can start practice these skills at your own level and for your own reasons !!!