Christian Le Comte


Hand to Type

Christian le Comte publishes illustrated non-fiction. He has won awards such as the Prix Jean Fanchette (chaired by Nobel Prize winner J. M. G. Le Clézio) and sponsorships from the French and Chinese governments. He has been president of the Mauritius Publishers Association Christian le Comte has written three books about letter forms: a typography manual in 2004 and a handwriting manual in 2016. His latest title combines all forms of writing into a single overarching theory that explains the shape of Latin letters.


Future Learning

26 February 2020 | 16:00 - 16:30 | The Future of Handwriting at School

The digital revolution has profoundly changed our lives and this dramatic impact needs to be reflected in education. Handwriting is increasingly being replaced by typing, and digital literacy related problems are on the rise: illegible, slow handwriting, reading difficulties, lack of understanding of typography and a shortage of teachers trained in handwriting. Scientific evidence shows that our senses are connected. This phenomenon is called multi-sensory integration. When we handwrite, the images of letters created in the brain are formed by sight as well as touch or proprioception. Handwriting, typing and reading are deeply related skills. Drawing fascinating parallels between Latin, Arabic and Chinese scripts, Christian le Comte presents a new paradigm to approach handwriting education: a bridge between reading and typography.