Handwriting in the digital age

I still draw with a pencil when I'm thinking about a building or design. I have a love/hate relationship with Jet Pens and reading a physical newspaper. I am facile with design on the computer but when I put pen or pencil to paper I have a shorthand that is impossible with a keyboard or a mouse. I can look at sketches years later and remember not just which lines were tentative or critical, but also remember conversations I was having as I worked or books on tape I was listening to. In working on my portfolio recently I was flooded with memories of Bleak House looking at a fifteen year old church design.

 The pens and pencils on my desk. I am in love with Fine, Medium and Broad Pilot Envelope pens - not in small part because all the text is in Japanese. They are expressive and dry fast.  And do work beautifully on envelopes.

The pens and pencils on my desk. I am in love with Fine, Medium and Broad Pilot Envelope pens - not in small part because all the text is in Japanese. They are expressive and dry fast.  And do work beautifully on envelopes.