Martin Hasek

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5 cool new 360-degree cameras that will turn your head

Everyone loves those 360-degree photos shared on Facebook. The social network reports that millions of people watch them every day. They’ve proven …

Behance

These Intricate Illustrations Portray the Details of Fantastical Cities

In the first installment of her series, “Cities and Memory - the Architecture and the City," architect Marta Vilarinho de Freitas created a set of …

Architecture

The art of messy sketching

Even an old music sheet can be used as a canvas.<p>Sometimes the most powerful artworks are unfinished sketches.<p>As you sketch, your rough ideas, …

An introduction to Negative Drawing with Mike Sibley

The tools you will require are simple:<p>Paper – preferably plate finish or at least smooth<br>• Pencils – 6B, 2B, HB, H, and 2H (I use 2mm clutch pencils but …

Architects sketched their favorite buildings on napkins — here are highlights

Some of the entries are pretty impressive, from a wonderfully detailed look at the "Cheesegrater Building" in London (above) to a dreamy sketch of the Brooklyn Bridge.<p>We've got the winners and the highlights here, courtesy of HLW. (Note: this reporter's spouse works there.)

Google Launches Handwriting Input For Text And Emoji On Android

Google Research today launched its latest project: Google Handwriting Input. Besides their voice and favorite keyboards, Android users using Android 4.0.3 and up can now also simply use good old-fashioned handwriting to input text into any Android app.<p>The new tool recognizes 82 languages and 20 …

Google Play

The Fountain Pen Infographic, A General View | Pinterest | Fountain pens, Fountain and Infographic

The Fountain Pen Infographic, A General View of Fountain Pens from Pen Chalet. Details of a fountain pen. Pen anatomy to the feed and nib anatomy of …

Roundup: 10 Awesome Notebooks

With everyone obsessed with digital everything, you’d think that good old pen and paper would be disappearing, but that couldn’t be further from the …

Design

15 Creative Ways to Celebrate National Handwriting Day

Whether loopy and prim, boxy and precise or doctor-status illegible, our handwriting is as much a part of who we are as our fingerprints. (Fun fact: Your handwriting is actually an indicator of your personality!) When it comes to self-love, appreciating your own handwriting isn’t exactly difficult. …

The Trappist monk whose calligraphy inspired Steve Jobs — and influenced Apple’s designs

By Niraj Chokshi<p>, Reporter<p>Robert Palladino’s name appears nowhere in Steve Jobs’s lengthy authorized biography, but he had an enduring influence on Jobs and the business empire he erected.<p>Jobs sat in on Palladino’s calligraphy class at Portland’s Reed College, which eventually inspired the elegance …

Calligraphy

Three Ways That Handwriting With A Pen Positively Affects Your Brain

Stephen King purportedly wrote <i>Dreamcatcher</i> in longhand — using a Waterman cartridge pen. J. K. Rowling penned <i>The Tales of Beedle the Bard</i> — all 157 pages of it — in longhand, and the leather-bound tome sold for almost $4M at auction. F. Scott Fitzgerald did it, as did Hemingway, Kafka and countless …

Stephen King

How to Write Letters: A 19th-Century Guide to the Lost Art of Epistolary Etiquette

As a lover of old letters, I have a special soft spot for the lost art of letter-writing — an art robbed of romance and even basic courtesy in the age of rapid-fire, efficiency-obsessed, typed-with-one-thumb-on-a-tiny-keyboard communication. So I was utterly delighted to discover a rare and …

This could be the last notebook you ever buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Huckberry While it's my job to write at a keyboard all day, I'm a big fan of writing things out by hand. Writing longhand can help you …

19 Instagrams You Should Follow If You're Slightly Obsessed With Pretty Handwriting

Say yes to penmanship porn.

Handwriting Just Doesn’t Matter

I thought politicians had enough to fight over. Apparently not: Legislatures around the country are now debating the future of cursive penmanship.<p>When the Common Core standards were released in 2010, handwriting took a back seat to typing. Schools were told to ensure that all students could …