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Brooklyn, NY

Handwritten is a place and space for pen and paper. We showcase things in handwriting, but also on handwriting. And so, you'll see dated letters and distant postcards alongside recent studies and typed stories. 

Nat'l Handwriting Day

January 23rd is National Handwriting Day. In 2016, New York City enjoyed a blizzard. So we turned up the heat, made a fresh pot of coffee, and launched an open call to hand-writers around the world. We received all kinds of characters: invented alphabets, signature tattoos, backwards cursive, and letters in over two dozen languages. You can see some of the things we received during our inaugural celebration below. In 2017, we returned, but switched things up and went cyber-solo, publishing all of our submissions on Instagram and Twitter. This year, we were back at it, but once again with a twist: we posted up at KEXP in Seattle, WA on Jan. 23, 2018 from 7am - 2pm, inviting passersby and friends to join us for a few physical moments to pen a letter to a friendly spirit. As always, we had a spread of inspiration. Thank you to everyone who sent us their images, tagged us on social media, and dropped by for a latte and letter.


From January 23, 2018: some images come from the stationery shop we set up in KEXP and the others are a selection of images we posted throughout the day online. For context and info about the images below, see the individuals posts on Instagram, or view our Facebook Album.


From January 23rd, 2016: