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21 de septiembre de 2010

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Evolución de la tipografía

Evolución de la tipografía

Lo que vemos en este post es un estudio anatómico del alfabeto. Por primera vez en la historia médica y tipográfica, una fuente pasa por el quirófano para un análisis biológico completo. Se trata del trabajo de Andreas Scheiger.

"Of all the achievements of the human mind, the birth of the alphabet is the most momentous. Letters, like men, have now an ancestry, and the ancestry of words, as of men, is often a very noble possession, making them capable of great things. indeed, it has been said that the invention of writing is more important than all the victories ever won or constitutions devised by man. The history of writing is, in a way, the history of the human race, since in it are bound up, severally and together, the development of thought, of expression, of art, of intercommunication, and of mechanical invention.(...) A letter should possess an esthetic quality that is organic, an essential of the form itself and not the result of mere additions to its fundamental form nor to meaningless variations of it."