All lettering is to be done in the Foundational Hand. Many thanks to Programs Director Jean Formo for use of her exemplar—click here to view.
Paper size: 8.5" wide x 11" high
Paper color: white layout
Nib: Speedball C-2, Hiro Tape 2mm, or Brause 2mm*
Ink color: Black
Margins: top: 1"; left: 1"
Justification: flush left
x-height (body height): 4 pen widths
a-height (ascender): 3 pen widths
d-depth (descender): 3 pen widths
Line spacing: 2 pen widths (i.e. interlinear space between descender and next ascender)
Choose one of these quotes, or both if you wish:
#1: There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.
#2: Blessed are the flexible, for they will not be bent out of shape.
*The exemplar indicates a 2.5 nib but the x-height, ascenders, and descenders are proportional to the pen nib width. However, please use a 2mm nib.