Radana Lencova, PhD.,

UMPRUM Prague, Czechia

Radana Lenocova's activities include graphic design as well as visual experiments combining light, typography and dance. She graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, where she studied in Professor Jan Solpera's studio of calligraphy and typography (1994-2000). From 2002 to 2005 she worked with the topic of “Calligraphy Today – Handwriting“ as the focus of her PhD study at AAAD in Prague. The work resulted in a number of independent works, such as a new handwriting model for schools “Comenia Script“, or a book, “Interviews on Handwriting“.

She received a number of awards for graphic design (The Most Beautiful Czech Book, Prague 2008; The Ministry of Culture Award for book design,19th International Biennale of Graphic Design, Brno 2000; Alfons Mucha Award, 18th International Biennale of Graphic Design, Brno 1998; etc.). She currently living and working in Prague.

All Sessions by Radana Lencova, PhD.,

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Comenia Script: Handwriting Isn't Just for Children

The author, Radana Lencová, will introduce us to the background of the creation of a new school handwriting model: Comenia Script®, which is currently taught in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. This modern handwriting design is based on the principles of simplicity and readability. The author will present the characteristics and basic elements of this writing method, including the teaching materials that she created.

The presentation will include actual examples of handwriting by the children who participated in the experimental trials of Comenia Script® that were conducted by the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Education (2010-2012), along with other handwriting examples related to the topic of contemporary handwriting.