School of Visual and Performing Arts
Studio and Digital Arts
Lettering, design, scripture, memory, memorization
Art and Design | Graphic Design | Illustration
Will, Kathryn, "Lettering Design: Using Handwritten and Illustrative Techniques to Improve Memorization" (2020). Senior Honors Theses. 1018.
Graphic designers have many choices when designing and communicating with words which can be seen throughout history. Hand lettering techniques have been used for centuries to record information. Then with the development of moveable type came the mass production of reading materials and the introduction of typefaces. Today, much written communication is viewed through a digitized typeface on a screen. However, there has recently been a noticeable increase in hand lettered type, one of these reasons being that hand lettered type can be easier for people to remember. This paper and the visual application of the research examines how hand lettered and illustrative type can be used to promote Scripture memorization.