Venetian origins of roman type

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In the following article Riccardo Olocco looks at the early development of roman type in Venice and the connections with the work of Paduan and Venetian scribes. You can find the article here https://articles.c-a-s-t.com/the-venetian-origins-of-roman-type-a856eb3f0cb

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Experiment

noordzij_exercisecoverPersonal exercise developed from an idea of Gerrit Noordzij: Continue reading

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Music like writing

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This entry is a complement to Painting like writing in which I compared the method of Chinese literati painting with the construction principles of a script. Here I compare the music of J. S. Bach with a script (defined as a system of stroke–shapes). Continue reading

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Before words

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The inscription on the Pantheon in Rome displays formal capitals around the first century. Words in ancient Rome are often abbreviated and not separated by a space.
The word as we know it today, was not born yet. Continue reading

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Closing the circle

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Another graph to illustrate some of the underlying ideas of this blog. This one shows that handwriting, reading and typography influence Continue reading

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Practice much & often

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‘Just like one who wants to learn to write, if he would master this skill he must practice much and often no matter how difficult Continue reading

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The world on paper

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David R. Olson is University Professor Emeritus of cognitive sciences at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto). His book The World on Paper is an essential read for anyone interested in literacy. Continue reading

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