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“didot�

I distrust camels,

and anyone else who can go a week without a drink. Joe E. Lewis

Book designed by Jackie Meyer Font designed by Firmin Didot


quotes, riddles, and typography


“didot”

Jackie Meyer editor/designer

May 2010 Typography I


Faces of type are like men’s faces. They have their own expression; their complexion and peculiar twists and turns of line identify them immediately to friends, to whom each is full of identity. J.L. Frazier


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R I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult. Rita Rudner

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Go to heaven for the climate, hell for the company.

Mark Twain


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Bodoni

The typeface takes inspiration from John Baskerville's experimentation with increasing stroke contrast and a more condensed armature. The Didot family's development of a high contrast typeface with an increased stress is contemporary to similar faces developed by Giambattista Bodoni in Italy.


y I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth. Janeane Garofalo


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run

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Numbers, Symbols, & Ligatures

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� 0 ��� 321 ��� 654 ��� 987 There’s no half-singing in the shower, you’re either a rock star or an opera diva. Josh Groban


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Never speaking, still awake, Pleasing most when most I speak, The Delight of old and young, Tho’ I speak without a Tongue. Nought but one Thing can confound me, Many Voices joining round me; Then I fret, and rave and gabble, Like the Labourers of Babel. Now I am a Dog, or Cow, I can bark, or I can low, I can bleat, or I can sing, Like the Warblers of the Spring. Let the Love-sick Bard complain, And I mourn the cruel Pain; Let the happy Swain rejoice, And I join my helping Voice; Both are welcome, Grief or Joy, I with either sport and toy. Tho’ a Lady, I am stout, Drums and Trumpets bring me out; Then I clash and roar, and rattle, Join in all the Din of Battle. Jove, with all his loudest Thunder, When I’m vext, can’t keep me under; Yet so tender is my Ear, That the lowest Voice I fear; Much I dread the Courtier’s Fate, When his Merit’s out of Date, For I hate a silent Breath, And a Whisper is my Death.

10 pt; 14 pt Bold


pronounced as one letter, and written with three, two letters there are, and only two in me. I’m double, I’m single, I’m black, blue, and gray, I’m read from both ends, and the same either way.

10 pt; 36 pt Regular


echo 100 pt


eye

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Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The square pegs in round holes. The ones who see things differently. They aren’t fond of rules, and they have no respect for status quota. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the one thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward and while some see crazy ones - we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that can change the world, are the ones that do. 9 pt; 10.8 pt

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The square pegs in round holes. The ones who see things differently. They aren’t fond of rules, and they have no respect for status quota. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the one thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward and while some see crazy ones - we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that can change the world, are the ones that do. 9 pt; 16 pt

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The square pegs in round holes. The ones who see things differently. They aren’t fond of rules, and they have no respect for status quota. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the one thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward and while some see crazy ones - we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that can change the world, are the ones that do.

9 pt; 22 pt


Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The square pegs in round holes. The ones who see things differently. They aren’t fond of rules, and they have no respect for status quota. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the one thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward and while some see crazy ones - we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that can change the world, are the ones that do. 9 pt; 10.8 pt

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The square pegs in round holes. The ones who see things differently. They aren’t fond of rules, and they have no respect for status quota. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the one thing you can’t do is ignore ... 9 pt; 25 pt

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The square pegs in round holes. The ones who see things differently. They aren’t fond of rules, and they have no respect for status quota. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the one thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward and while some see crazy ones - we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that can change the world, are the ones that do. 9 pt; 10 pt

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The square pegs in round holes. The ones who see things differently. They aren’t fond of rules, and they have no respect for status quota. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the one thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward and while some see crazy ones - we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that can change the world, are the ones that do. 9 pt; 14 pt


When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is you stop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while good news is you’re the pilot [Michael Althsuler] Hitch your wagon into it, you wouldn’t call it genius [Michelangelo] Be who you are and who matter don’t mind [Dr. Seuss] Happiness is having a large, loving, is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and more than you love yourself [Josh Billings] All you need is love. But a He would make a lovely corpse [Charles Dickens] I knew I was an radio [Joan Rivers] I would never die for my beliefs because I might were easier [Howard Nemerov] I don’t want to give any advice to a learn from them. Make mistakes, make mistakes, make mistakes. Just make gives you total freedom to be yourself [Jim Morrison] I think my for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet may be violent and original in your work [Gustave Flaubert] I like dient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of realities [Theodor Geisel] Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight trees, then names the streets after them [Bill Vaughan] If you want to Morrison] A joke is a very serious thing [Winston Churchill] Get

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my religion [Abraham Lincoln] You know you’re getting old when you’re down there [George Burns] The bad news is time flies. The to a star [Ralph Waldo Emerson] If you knew how much work went say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those caring, close-knit family in another city [George Burns] Tragedy die [Mel Brooks] A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt [Charles M. Schulz] unwanted baby when I saw that my bath toys were a toaster and a be wrong Bertrand Russell] I would talk in iambic pentameter if it 19-year-old, because I want a 19-year-old to make mistakes and sure they’re your mistakes [Fiona Apple] A friend is someone who whole generation’s mission is to kill the cliche [Beck] It may be hard learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. We must be hatched or go bad [C. S. Lewis] When you jump for [Stanislaw Lec] Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingrea telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s [Phyllis Diller] Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the be loved, be lovable [Ovid] Film spectators are quiet vampires [Jim your facts first, then you can distort them as you please [Mark Twain] 12 pt; 14.4 pt

you believe you understand I said, but I’m not sure you you heard is not what I meant.

Robert McCloskey

24 pt; 28 pt


SO...


What came first, the chicken or the egg?

Dinosaurs laid eggs long before there were chickens.


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Didot, with Helvetica Typeface designed by Firmin Didot Paper Stock: Canson Rives Lt Wt Cover Stock: Canson Arches Cover Laser printed Edition of Two

Note: all quotes are set in 12 pt Didot, unless specified otherwise

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