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Typographical Quotes

Edited By Daniel Tan

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Typographical Quotes

Edited By Daniel Tan

Timothy Samara Timothy Samara is a graphic designer and educator based in New York City, where he teaches at the School of Visual Arts and Fashion Institute of Technology. He’s also the author of Typography Workbook (Rockport 2004). He lives in New York’s Chelsea district.

Rudyard Kipling Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1965-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He is chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of life in British India and his tales for children. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907 “in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world-famous author.

El Lizzitsky Lazar Markovich Lissitzky (1890-1941) was a Russian artist, designer, photographer, typographer, polemicist and architect. He was an important figure of the Russian avant garde, helping develop suprematism with his mentor, Kazimir Malevich, and designing numerous exhibition displays and propaganda works for the former Soviet Union. His work greatly influenced the Bauhaus and constructivist movements, and he experimented with production techniques and stylistic devices that would go on to dominate 20th-century graphic design.


is the craft of endowing human language with a durable

visual form

Robert Bringhurst Robert Bringhurst is a Canadian poet, typographer and author. He is the author of The Elements of Typographic Style – a reference book of typefaces, glyphs and the visual and geometric arrangement of type. He has also translated works of epic poetry from Haida mythology into English. He lives on Quadra Island, near Campbell River, British Columbia (approximately 170 km northwest of Vancouver).

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Jarod Kintz Jarod Kintz was born in 1982 in Salt Lake City. He has written many books, mostly compilations of his random thoughts and one-liners. All his books to date have been self-published. He encourages everybody to write and share themselves with the world.

Jarod Kintz Emil Ruder (1914–1970) was a Swiss typographer and graphic designer. He set up the Typography class at the Basle School of Design in Switzerland. Ruder was a frequent contributor to the respected trade journal, Typografische Monatsblätter. He co-founded the International Center for the Typographic Arts in New York in 1962.

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged

it is the skin of a living thought, and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.

Jarod Kintz

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 -1894) was an American physician, poet, and humorist notable for his medical research and teaching, and as the author of the “Breakfast-Table” series of essays. Holmes achieved his greatest fame, however, as a humorist and poet. He wrote much poetry and comic verse during his early school years; he won national acclaim with the publication of “Old Ironsides” (1830), which aroused public sentiment against destruction of the USS Constitution, an American fighting ship from the War of 1812.

Derek Luke Derek Luke (born 1974) is an American actor. He won the Independent Spirit Award for his big-screen debut performance in the 2002 film Antwone Fisher, directed and produced by Denzel Washington. Luke was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of Marjorie Dixon, a pianist, and Maurice Luke, a former actor. His father is from Georgetown, Guyana. He attended freshman year at Linden High School and graduated from Snyder High School in 1993.

For me, typography is a triangular relationship between

design idea

typographic elements

and printing technique.

Wolfgang Weingart Wolfgang Weingart (born 1941 in the Salem Valley in southern Germany) is an internationally known graphic designer and typographer. His work is categorized as Swiss typography and he is credited as “the father� of New Wave or Swiss Punk typography. His work has been awarded a mark of excellence by the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs in Bern. I n 2013 he was a recipient of the AIGA Medal, the highest honor of the design profession, for his typographic explorations and teaching. Weingart has taught and lectured extensively in Australia, Asia, Europe and North and South America

Figures are the most shocking things in the world. The prettiest little squiggles of black looked at in the right light and yet consider the blow they can give you upon the heart

H.G. Wells Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), better known as H. G. Wells, was the third son of a shopkeeper. After two years’ apprenticeship in a draper’s shop, he became a pupil-teacher at Midhurst Grammar School and won a scholarship to study under T. H. Huxley at the Normal School of Science, South Kensington. He taught biology before becoming a professional writer and journalist. Wells is sometimes called “The Father of Science Fiction”. His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau.

Daniel Tan is an aspiring Graphic Designer and Illustrator who lives on the Gold Coast, Australia. He has big ideas and wants to help communicate concepts and messages from people and businesses to one another through different visual media, whether traditional or digital. His goal is to work in a design studio with like minded creative people and create amazing things.