is typography an art?

…that’s like asking if photography is an art. Certainly there are photographers and typographers whose ideas and techniques raise their work to the level of art. But at their core, both photography and typography have a pragmatic function. The aesthetic component is separate…

thanks to ‘willem@fontanel’ for pointing me to this amusing (and surprisingly useful) website, where an ‘ex-font designer-turned-lawyer’ takes the time to explain the mysteries of typography to his fellow ‘suits’… enjoy: typography for lawyers

…when I see straight quotes, it’s like watching a movie where the boom microphone drops into the frame from above. Nothing looks more amateurish…

m / 17-09-2010 08:22 - tags: ,  

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