Tag: benefits of handwriting

4 Reasons Doodling is a Critical Design Tool

I’ve always been a fan of doodling. The margins of my notebooks are littered with winged skulls, really bad attempts at hand-lettering and a ton of other random scribbles and they are there for a reason. Whether I’m trying to solve a creative problem or trying to stay focused during a coma-inducing meeting, doodling in my notebook will ALWAYS be an important step in my creative process. ...

Doodlers Unite! 3 Ways the Sketchbook Craze is Good for Your Brain

Sketchbooks are everywhere right now. You can’t walk into a store without stumbling into a section of notebooks. If you are like me, you may be drawn to notebooks like a moth to a flame or rather a pen to paper. So, what is the drive behind the plethora of sketchbooks in this digital age? The simple answer is doodling is good for your brain. Let me explain. ...

Putting Pen to Napkin: Write It Down When Inspiration Strikes

What if I told you that the original concept of Harry Potter was born on the body of a napkin?  It may seem far-fetched, but in reality, some amazing ideas were first captured on “scrap” paper.  If you’re familiar with one of our favorite Blueline Gallery submissions, Napkinisms: Ideas From Creative Greats by Wayward Arts, you already know how a napkin can be an essential tool for creatives...

Nothing Compares to a Handwritten Note

With the recent release of our latest Paper Because video, “PaperPal”, I’ve learned that the handwritten word holds a place in the hearts of people that nothing can replace. The purpose of the PaperPal program was to connect generations through letter writing. After we released the PaperPal video the response to the program was overwhelming. So many people love the personal conversation of...

Putting Pen to Paper: The Benefits of Handwriting

There has been a substantial decline in the teaching of handwriting in schools over the past decade. Even though there is a growing amount of research showing how handwriting has many cognitive benefits for the young and the old. As more researchers and doctors recommend the benefits of handwriting for both children and senior citizens, Domtar unveiled a new program called PaperPal. ...

Make an Impression on National Handwriting Day

Make an Impression on National Handwriting Day Every year on January 23 (John Hancock’s birthday), we have an opportunity to observe National Handwriting Day.  The purpose of this event is to celebrate the art and purpose of handwriting.  John...