#24 Life Liberty & Happiness

#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.

Production notes for #24 Life Liberty & Happiness:
Original size: 20 x 30 inches

Program: Photoshop
Background: Declaration of Independence
Script: Actual script from Declaration of Independence (extracted & sharpened)

Ampersand: Baskerville
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