HowTo: Write like an architect


Doug Patt show us how to write like an architect in this YouTube video:

"The basic drafting tool for an architect when working by hand is
a parallel rule. You can also use a t-square. Ill be using an ames
lettering guide to create the lines for the lettering. First were going
to create our horizontal lines using the lettering guide. The guide has
a variety of spacing options to create just about any combination your
looking for. I will also be using a small triangle. Ive added tape to
this one for ink lettering to avoid smearing. Ill also be using a .5mm
pentel drafting pencil and a paper mate, flair pen for the letters.


Print it in Moleskine MSK format
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4 Responses to HowTo: Write like an architect

  1. Cole says:

    Oh this is so funny– my father is an architect and I grew up writing just like that, thinking that was how everybody wrote.

    When I write letters to my father (or when I’m feeling professional) I fall back into that same handwriting.

  2. Joy says:

    I’ve always loved the look of that. Off to practice…

  3. Sophie Brown says:

    I thought this was different and fun. Maybe calligraphers and other people show off their decorative writing on video. A lot of people are turned on by handwriting.

  4. Ali S. says:

    Fascinating post indeed! I’ve always wondered how organized yet almost chaotic some of the writing I’ve seen on a few architect portfolios were created. Thanks to this I know! 🙂

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