Many readers might not be aware, but my wife Meghan is getting her master’s degree in architecture (M.S., not M.Arch, for those who care…). So there’s not just one Kleon in our household who can draw!
Tonight I missed the bus and didn’t make it down to Vizthink, so I hung out with Meg down in the studio. She was using this crazy apparatus to do lettering:
It’s called a pantograph, or “Leroy” (named after the dude who invented it, I’d guess). It’s kind of like a compass: you basically trace a lettering template with a metal point, and the rapidograph pen follows along. I gave it a try…
…and I decided there was no way in hell I’d have the patience to do technical drawing! No thanks!
Dig my woman’s skills, though:
At one point she called me over and said, “Here, this will appeal to your sense of humor.”
She knows me well.
Learn something new every day!
I always thought ARCHITECTS naturally had that neat precise writing on their renderings.
That is an amazing job that she does sometimes i wish i had patience but since i dont i cant do certain jobs so i understand that you think it would take a lot of effort to sit for hours drawing a building that has certain little aspects that need to be perfect so tell Meghan to keep up her good work!!!
Maré Odomo says
Hi, I found this post while I was researching rapidographs. Any idea where I can buy a Leroy? Other than eBay, I mean.