Here Come the Tautograms!

No, it’s not some kind of new-wave European boy band – although perhaps it should be. A tautogram is a sentence where each word starts with the same letter. Think of it as extreme alliteration, if you like.

While these may not have a lot of practical use, they’re certainly good for calligraphy practice. During the HandwrittenABC challenge over on Instagram, I used them to practice the various letter forms. Some of them turned out well, others… not so much. Here’s a few of my favorites, in a variety of scripts:

Damn you, aardvarks!
Damn you, aardvarks!

Damn you, cats!
Damn you, cats!
Damn you - no, I can't stay mad at you, geese.
Damn you – no, I can’t stay mad at you, geese.
That Larry. Can't leave him alone for a second.
That Larry. Can’t leave him alone for a second.
So do we all, Sisters. So do we all.
So do we all, Sisters. So do we all.
Damn you, Raul!
Damn you, Raul!
They said it couldn't be wrong. They called me mad - MAD! Now who's mad?!?
They said it couldn’t be wrong. They called me mad – MAD! Now who’s mad?!?

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