A letter is so simple

Parte de um post perdido no tempo (ainda no formato Drupal dos finais de 2005) não o quis deixar cair no esquecimento:

“A letter is so simple. That’s all”

The Stroke: Theory of Writing

Faz parte de um pequeno livro que acabei por comprar e ler durante a viagem a Granada em finais de 2007.

Recomendo a todos os fâns de desenho tipográfico e curiosos em design de forma geral. Ainda assim, se não estiverem seguros aqui fica um preview.

Ah, e se me quiserem ajudar comprem o livro através do link deste blog: https://pedamado.wordpress.com/livros-recomendados/tipografia/


http://www.letterror.com/noordzij/

I did not care that my students did not become good calligraphers; they wanted to be designers. They did not come to school to become calligraphers. Writing is useful for design, because you can evoke a problem so quickly, and you can so quickly return to it, and look at alternatives. So it’s a way of accelerating yourself. I would say to the students: I don’t care for any calligraphy or for design, but I want to see progress in your study, and your calligraphic exercises are very useful for this purpose.

It is the shape that defines the outline. This is no point of discussion among designers. Our problem is the next question: what is the origin of the shape? This problem is the theme of the Hamburg seminar, but in Martin Andrersch’s approach the question appears in a provoking statement:

a. Typography is writing with prefabricated letters.

b. The criteria for type design and typography come from handwriting.

c. Typography is learned in handwriting.

This thesis cannot be neglected. It can be rejected, but not without engagement because we would need an alternative.

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This is why Petr van Blokland will demonstrate his parameters in an interactive computer programme.

Author: Pedro Amado

Professor Auxiliar na Universidade de Aveiro a leccionar Design de Interação

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