The Solid Form of Language

A new book by Robert Bringhurst has been announced on the ATypI website, news section “The Solid Form of Language: An Essay on Writing and Meaning.” Gaspereau Press, $19.95 Can.

“Drop a word in the ocean of meaning and concentric ripples form. To define a single word means to try to catch those ripples. No one’s hands are fast enough.” With this concise and broadly informative essay, renowned poet, typographer and linguist Robert Bringhurst presents a brief history of writing and a new means of classifying and understanding the relationship between script and meaning.

Jean François Porchez, 5 September 2004

typographie, design, typofonderie,