Key-Swipe Finger-Calligraphy

2015

Key-Swipe Finger-Calligraphy is a free public workshop for learning and practicing key-swipe finger-calligraphy. Visitors can choose a custom fingertip stylus their choice of CMYK paint to trace the forms of 20 sample words. The 20 printed guides are derived from the shapes traced onto virtual swipe keyboards. These samples have been randomly selected from the one hundred most common words in the English language. As gestural icons they offer a replacement to alphabetic symbols and serve as an introduction to this new mode of writing.