I do love the vision you have for ‘written word empowering.’ This is ethical science at its best.
Although usually attributed to Jaugeon, the contribution of a ”technician” like Truchet was without doubt decisive. Indeed, all the manuscripts that have been preserved were all signed by Truchet. Their design is attributable to André Jammes and James Mosley. While Simoneau’s printing plates have been reproduced many times, his hand-written notes are little known. Yet these are the equivalent of today’s AFMs (Metrics Font) or hinting instructions.
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought, and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.
–Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I’m not afraid of falling into my inkpot.
The only complete reading is that which transforms the book into a simultaneous network of reciprocal relations.
Come to the edge
He said. They said: We are afraid.
Come to the edge
He said. They came.
He pushed them, and
In architecture one is confronted with problems for which one must find solutions. The best architecture is the clearest and most direct solution to the problem.
–Mies van der Rohe
If this is calligraphy, then it is calligraphy without precedent.
If you remember the shape of your spoon at lunch, it has to be the wrong shape. The spoon and the letter are tools; one to take food from the bowl, the other to take information off the page… When it is a good design, the reader has to feel comfortable because the letter is both banal and beautiful.
There are strong arguments that music inhabits a semiological realm which, on both ontogenetic and phylogenetic levels, has developmental priority over verbal language.