Hey Goldhammer :
Yeah , I still have folks ask about my very fine Hand lettering . Sorry , Mr Brassaw said it was that and that only , Not Printing ! LOL.LOL. He was my four year high school Drafting/Design instructor .
Now that's another thing , He insisted he was an instructor , Not a teacher .When asked he would simply state . 'You can teach an old dog new tricks .You cannot do more but instruct a human ! " lol.lol.
He would get very upset if you had an erasure on your paper . He didn't believe in line overages as he called them . I had great respect for him .
Thankfully, My foster father was a Tool and Die maker so I got a lot of instruction before I ever got to Mr.Brassaw's classes .
I wonder if many today can make sense of an orthographic projection ? Or how about something as simple as perspective ? Who Knows ? the other thing was my Cursive . I got a lot of knuckle cracks from Sister Aurelia if I wasn't doing it legibly .
See now you got me started . How many folks write so badly you cannot understand what it is they have written ? I wrote a letter to our Library director and she framed it for her handwriting class . I was quite embarrassed !
I was fortunate to have been in Mr.Brassaw's classes - He was , as I found out later , an early student of the incredible Frank Lloyd Wright . My Hero , that man ! T.B.