alligraphy, puns, hidden references, etymology, etc., spoken or written, language is a lot of fun. It is at once the most powerful tool and potentially confounding puzzle around.
I first became interested in calligraphy and typography around 7th grade. I had noticed that the double “t” in “Matthew” was inefficient, and began double crossing a single vertical line instead. From there, I slowly began developing my own script over the years, full of little hacks like the above and a very aggressive left slant.