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Slowly reading Walter Isaacson’s Leonardo Da Vinci so I’ve¬†been filling up my sketchbook with words instead of drawings.

I’m only 39 or so pages in, but most fascinating so far is Leonardo’s ‘mirror writing.’

Up until now I had considered his mirror writing a mystical facet of his ‘genius,’ however, Isaacson has completely demystified it for me.

The technique was merely a way for lefthanders to keep their hand from smearing the ink as they drew letters across the page.

Isaacson even mentions that there’s a 15th century calligraphy book that teaches lefthanded writers the technique.