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Re: CHAT: Latin Alphabet Re-Designs (Was: Dutch and Cyrillic)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Sunday, April 14, 2002, 5:11
In a message dated 4/13/02 12.14.27 PM, butsuri@BTOPENWORLD.COM writes:

>The Visible Word > by Herbert Spencer > > 107 pages > Publisher: Hastings House; ISBN: 0803877331; [2d ed., rev.] edition > Sales Rank: 608,573 > > I'm quite certain it's the right book, as a search on the full title > brings up one link referring to Herbert Spencer as the author.
Thanx a googolplex. Now recall the author's name as being quite familar! I actually possess a book he edited titled _The Liberated Page: A Typographica Anthology_ (An Anthology of Major Typographic Experiments of this Century as Recorded in 'Typographica' Magazine), 1987, San Francisco: Bedford Press, ISBN (pbk) 0-938491-06-7. Oddly, I keep the photocopies of the Herbert Bayer and Wim Crouwel re-designings of the Latin alphabet (as well as other re-designings) in this particular book ::chagrin:: Hanuman Zhang {HANoomaan JAHng} /'hanuma~n dZahN/ ~§~ _Ars imitatur Naturam in sua operatione._ <from Latin> = "Art is the imitation of Nature in her manner of operation." "The most beautiful order is a heap of sweepings piled up at random." ~ Heraclitus, c. 500 BCE ~§~ jinsei to iu mono wa, kinchou na geijyutsu to ieru deshou ~§~ <from Japanese> = lit. "one can probably say that 'life' is a precious artform")