"fonts are clothing for words"

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"fonts are clothing for words"
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Who said "fonts are clothing for words"? Somebody famous? Cavanaugh says Beatrice Warde, but it doesn't very Wardesque to me.

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I think it's Warde paraphrased. I think she said something like "the clothes they (words) wear". Trying to find where I saw it now.

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"People who love ideas must have a love of words, and that means, given a chance they will take a vivid interest in the clothes which words wear." —Beatrice Warde

IndieFonts 2, pg 634, in the Parkinson Type Design section

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Jimmy P is proof enough for me. Thanks Karen!