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Typography is a beautiful group of letters, not a group of beautiful letters

– Steve Byers

“A typeface is an alphabet in a straightjacket”

– Alan Fletcher

“You can do a good ad without good typography, but you can’t do a great ad without good typography.”

– Herb Lubalin

“Typographical design should perform optically what the speaker creates through voice and gesture of his thoughts.”

– El Lizzitsky

Select one TYPOGRAPHER from list below. Show and tell of their contribution to twentieth century typography. 300 words, 6 images, 6 links and comment on two other student posts.

Jan Tschichold, Jonathan Barnbrook, Luke Lucas, Timba Smits, Alison Carmichael, Nicola Dextras, Gemma Obrien, Marian Bantjes, Elaine Lustig Cohen . Hjarta Smarta , Andrew Byrom, Coffee Made Me Do it, Hort, Vincent Connare, Kris Holmes, Hermann Zapf, Adrian Frutiger, Carol Twombly, Alex Troucht, Max Miedinger, Matthew Carter, Paul Renner, Keetra Dean Dixon, Jessica Hirsch, Wim Crouwel Dominique Falla Louise Filli, Alex trouchet

video content

steven Heller intro

what is typography 2 mins

Lou Dorfsman CBS 3min

Timba smits 3 min 40 sec

alex_troucht Semi Permanent 2008

typomania 3 min 15 sec

gemma obrien 3 min 27

Speikermann 6 min 59 sec

Speikermann_helvetica 2 min 07

Marian Bantjes TED talks 16 min 28 sec

Wim Crowuel 3 min




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