BFA Senior Thesis
Sans Cursive is my BFA Senior thesis which campaigned to keep cursive handwriting alive throughout the U.S.
Since the adoption of the Common Core State Standard Initiative, cursive handwriting instruction is no longer mandatory in the United States. The initiative leaves cursive handwriting out of school curriculum. In turn, numerous school districts have been replacing cursive with keyboarding.
As cursive becomes a vanishing art, Sans Cursive strives to illustrate the significance of cursive as a necessary skill, highlighting its historical importance and its role in self-expression, brain stimulation, and fine motor skill development.
Through this campaign, I want individuals to engage themselves with the issue and realize the big picture: technology cannot simply replicate many of cursive’s benefits. Postcards allowed viewers to interact with the issue by practicing their own cursive handwriting and writing a postcard to the National Governors Association, the governing body that helped form the legislation. Hopefully this project will spark interest in keeping cursive alive even if it cannot be taught by the state.
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