Artist Uses Calligraphy in Handwritten Text Messages

Cristina Vanko calls her project "Modern Day Snail Mail." It began when she acquired her father's old gold-tipped calligraphy pen. She experimented with it and fell in love with that classic art form.

Ms. Vanko wanted to share with her friends the joy that she felt from using that pen. So, for seven days, she sent them text messages with it. She wrote out her texts, photographed them, then used the images to communicate with her friends. Ms. Vanko writes about what she learned from her experiment:

3) My personality shined through so well that one friend texted back "it's like you're here with us!"...but then she followed up a few messages later that "it's almost like you’re deaf and passing notes around in the room." [...]

7) You look super silly if you completely ignore all that you learned in English classes. Impeccable grammar and flawless spelling is necessary for a handwritten note. [...]

9) Writing a message and driving is more dangerous than texting and driving.*This is an educated guess. 

I would hope so.

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