Adam Arnold: Adam Arnold Studio

Practical Expression through Cursive Handwriting or How to get an A in Penmanship

Website: Adam Arnold

In the first grade, I was caught practicing cursive handwriting in secret, while we were supposed to be learning how to print. As someone who values creative, personal expression on many levels, this event has always stuck with me. Cursive, and Handwriting, is becoming less and less common. As a clothing designer, I express myself creatively through color, texture, form, and line. As a person, I am able to express myself through my handwriting.

Doesn't everyone have a signature? Isn't this your mark, your tag, your imprint, your expression? The keyboard is quickly replacing our fundamental artistic expression, handwriting. Through an evening of writing exercises and discussion, I will share my love of penmanship, as well as inspire to take a closer look at how yours can be a tool of personal expression.

From his studio in Southeast Portland, Adam Arnold designs and creates a line of clothing for men and women. His garments are known for their clean lines, tailored silhouettes, timeless appeal, and exacting fit. Drawing inspiration from many different sources, he creates sophisticated clothing with an inventive spirit.

He has worked in collaboration with companies such as Schoolhouse Electric, Oregon Ballet Theater, and The Portland Art Museum.