Big Fat Rent

The style of the character “租” (meaning “rent” as in “for ~”) below really jumped out at me when I saw it in a store window:


Amazing how good a simple sign can look when the handwriting looks good…


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Fontology – gotta love handwriting over computer text. The caligraphy shows the viewer that they have superior control paint brush to paper – I would bet they work with their hands very well.

  2. Lee Hofweber Says: March 21, 2012 at 9:47 am

    It is really cool how it looks like two buildings

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