Calligraphy: A Scribe's Notes Art Blog
Our language is being abbreviated down to number and letter codes that you need a new dictionary to decipher. Conference=Con, Manicure=Mani, Pedicure=Pedi, Application=Apps, Favorite=Fav, Congratulations=Congrats, Proposition=Props.I don__™t understand half of the Tweets and texts I read with all the > < # RT = 4 U 2 >=> in there. It__™s intended to be faster when in reality it just slows me down.
The question I am pondering now is, in the future how all this abbreviated language will look in calligraphy? There are lots of studies out there, illustrating how our minds perceive language. Taking out all the vowels, mixing things up, all that clever stuff, but what will calligraphers of the upcoming generations going to do with IM texting as their written language?
___I love u > than u will ever no. My heart cries when I am w/u. U make me :) and I long 2 C U again.___ Do we need to start designing calligraphic emoticons?
"4 score & 7yrs ago our 4 fathers brought 4th upon this continent a new nation: conceived in lib and dedicated to the prop that all men R created =. Just doesn__™t have the same ring to it.
If it happens we will shudder and protest but it will be their world and their language. Just as we aren__™t speaking Middle English anymore (thankfully) language evolves and the written word evolves with it, reflecting the changes in aesthetics, architecture, fashion, morals, customs and lifestyles.
We__™d better get started on those emoticons.☺
If you have an idea for a calligraphic emoticon, send it to me and I will post it with your name in a future blog. firstname.lastname@example.org