Thank you for the very interesting information on calligraphy and
So is the answer (to Why they make storied a's) simply "tradition"?
Serifs aren't part of handwriting, but they still use them in fonts, and
somewhere I read that serifed letters are easier for the brain to
Miss Manners said that engraving was mass-produced handwriting,
therefore anything engraved would be equally appropriate if handwritten.
You could, for example, send out handwritten wedding invitations ("Mr.
and Mrs. Perfect/request the honour of your presence/at the wedding of
their daughter/ etc.") Most engraved social correspondence is in
italics. Are italics meant to imitate handwriting?