“As the saying goes, type is a beautiful group of letters, not a group of beautiful letters.”
— Matthew Carter
“Typography needs to be audible. Typography needs to be felt. Typography needs to be experienced.”
— Helmut Schmid
” Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. ”
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
” Every designer or photographer should have an ongoing conversation
with the word editor –- you are all journalists. ”
” Drawing is what I always loved the most. I discovered drawing type
is drawing in a very pure form. Because a type designer does not draw letters.
A type designer designs words and words are structures that contain patterns
of black and white shapes, form and counterform.
It is a game that deals with space and rhythm.
Which is precisely what, for me, is the essence of drawing. ”