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As a child when someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I had two answers. The first was, “A millionaire.” As I got a bit older my answer changed to, “A renaissance man,” to which many so-called educators replied, “Jack of all trades, master of none.” I should have thought to throw Mr. Da Vinci in their faces, but I was probably too busy wanted to strangle them, or prove them wrong.

Now I’ve learned just to ignore those people (one of the few things I remember my father telling me is “You can’t argue with an idiot), but my quest for renaissance-manhood continues.

P22 works their historic magic again and comes up with not only an excellent version of the handwriting of Leonardo Da Vinci, but also a backwards version that matches his “mirror writing” and a set of beautiful illustrations in font form. EsperFonto: Formal/Casual, Period, Warm, Serious/Friendly, Display.

If you’re looking for another versions of Mr. Da Vinci’s famous writing, Judith Sutcliff, the electric typographer (50 First Ave. Audubon, IA 50025-0224, Phone/Fax 712-563-3799) has a lovely version, shown below:

Leonardo by Judith Sutcliff
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Copyright © 1998 Daniel Will-Harris, www.will-harris.com