Before the digital era rendered the process virtually instant, sending someone a message required a lot more effort. Penned in handwriting unlike any other, messages were also a lot more personal. Roman Levi Borst longed for a way to reintroduce that sense of individual attention. In HandWritten, he combines slow-tech handwriting with high-tech media. The app films a message being handwritten on a smartphone or tablet screen with a stylus. The message is then sent to a special lamp on the receiver’s end that projects the same handwritten message onto a blank surface. The letters appear one by one, as if written live.
Roman Levi Borst
Photo by Lisa Klappe