#24 Life Liberty & Happiness
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This edition features the actual penmanship of the Declaration of Independence.
You may wonder, why does it say “… pursuit of Happinefs.” That “f” is actually an “s” as it was written in the “olden days.” Compare it to to the “f” in “Life” which is the same as today’s handwritten “f” and you’ll see it’s quite different. When you trace the first “s” in “Happiness” you’ll realize it truly is an “s” just like a typical printed “s,” just elongated. Words back then ended with an “s” similar to what we write today. The Declaration of Independence is a beautiful example of fine penmanship…and a few interesting signatures, such as that of President Hancock.
The story of the Declaration of Independence is interesting.
You can read it here.
I have been enjoying life lately with all the quality graphic design assignments clients have been giving me. With all that work I took the liberty of postponing the June AmperArt edition till the end of the month.
I regard my pursuit of happiness as rendering AmperArt for you…& going to Disneyland to watch the fireworks on the 4th.