Typography: Letters are things, not pictures of things

I remember designing the same letter in a different way, trying to find out how my handwriting should look like. At the time i did not know that i was designing a my own typeface.

Typography (from the Greek words τύπος (typos) = form and γραφή (graphe) = writing) is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible.

“The shapes of letters do not derive their beauty from any sensual or sentimental reminiscences. No one can say that the O’s roundness appeals to us only because it is like that of an apple or of a girl’s breast or of the full moon. Letters are things, not pictures of things.” Eric Gill

 

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