Primarium is a groundbreaking educational effort by TypeTogether to document different models of handwriting that are taught to primary school students around the world.


In a time of ever-growing digital encroachment, the issue of handwriting education can be a matter of contention in educational, pedagogical and typographical circles. From the advantages that students may gain from learning to write by hand to the most effective models and methods to teach handwriting, there is little that has not been debated. But the experience of handwriting education in primary schools around the world is not one size fits all. Not only is there great diversity in how handwriting is taught, but approaches to it are constantly evolving.

Through Primarium, we bring you an account of different handwriting models in use today, while illuminating developments across a breadth of countries as well as international currents that contextualise these models.

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