If you had to define 'typography'...

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Jennie Wojtulewicz's picture
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If you had to define 'typography'...
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If you were asked to write a 'dictionary appropriate' definition of typography, what would you write?

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Writing with type is the literal one (from the greek roots).

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The art of putting words on a page purposefully to help the reader easily understand the context and content.

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I'd say "words" are essential to typography but the "page" might not be. (Think of the typography used in an information kiosk or a business card.)

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Yes, I wondered that as I wrote it. But I couldn't think of a more suitable word ;)

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Joined: 21 Feb 2010 - 7:28pm
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Possibly "The art of using words as a medium to help the reader easily understand the context and content."?

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@Don McCahill: What is type then?