From Design Denied — The Dynamics of Withholding Good Design and its Ethical Implications,
Bad design has become so commonplace in society that we are desensitized to the point of complacent acceptance. But should good design be reduced to a luxury?
From Robert Bringhurst’s essay Voices, Languages and Scripts in Language Culture Type,
Literature — meaning storytelling and poetry — involves the use of language more for purposes of discovery than for purposes of control. It is a part of language itself: present, like language, in every human community. There are no natural languages without stories, just as there are none without sentences. Yet literature is not the cause of writing. Literature in the written sense represents the triumph of language over writing: the subversion of writing for purposes that have little or nothing to do with social or economic control.
I don’t read books about typography. It’s a bit like with women: you don’t need to read about them to be interested in them, and it’s better not to know what others say about them.
From Tania’s blog Quaint or Not, who came across it in the book, About Face:
Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea It plainly
marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a quay
and type a word
And weight four it too say
Weather eye yam wrong or write
It shoes me strait a weigh.
As soo as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the era rite
Its rare lee ever wrong.
Eye have ruin this poem threw it
I am shore yore pleased two no
its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer told me so.