Business Penmanship Font: Tuesday Type Treat

Mmmm, Business Penmanship, designed by Ale Paul, makes me yearn for the golden days of business when everything wasn’t typed in Times New Roman.

Business Penmanship is an ode to the business handwriting from the era
penmanship was a highly-valued part of business education and practice.

In
the early 1800s, Platt Rogers Spencer (1800-1864) created what would
become the most widely accepted and prized cursive writing method used
in business. Before the American Civil War, Spencer was the undisputed
king of handwriting. He was also an outspoken supporter of American
business education. By the late 1800s business education included some
focus on penmanship, and there were many colleges that specialized in
it. One of the most influential penmanship schools was founded by
Charles Paxton Zaner and his partner E. W. Bloser. Later on, in the
early 1900s Austin Palmer introduced the Palmer Method of business
penmanship, and it soon became the most popular handwriting system in
the United States.


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Posted by Megan

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