canonical typography essay?

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Yaronimus Maximus's picture
Joined: 11 Sep 2005 - 12:38am
canonical typography essay?
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greetings people, im looking for some text which is concidered canonical in typography. not lorem ipsum or the lazy dog, but an essay which can be found online.

i need something which conveys the essence of typography.

anyone?

Thomas W Phinney's picture
Joined: 3 Sep 2002 - 11:00am
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"Printing Should Be Invisible" by Beatrice Warde. Better known the name of a central analogy in the essay, "the crystal goblet."

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/791599bw.html
http://www.typographia.org/1999/graphion/crystal-goblet.html

Full essay
http://www.arts.ucsb.edu/faculty/reese/classes/artistsbooks/Beatrice%20W...

Yaronimus Maximus's picture
Joined: 11 Sep 2005 - 12:38am
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thank you very much thomas.