Gerardus ‘The Rebel’ Mercator

The italic hand As I said, I learned writing italic through the manual of Mercator, which, still today, serves as a good base to teach my own students. It is extremely simple and therefore doesn’t take me more than 3 lessons to improve someone’s handwriting. But what is it that attracts me more to his […]


As a typographer, you can organise text in a visual way so it doesn’t take too much time for the reader to find her way.

You see what you know

She is all over the place, nervously giggling, apologizing for her mood, jumping from one word to another.

The Basic Rules

The rules by itself are not difficult. The difficult part is to find your way to use them (or not).