The Arrow of Beauty

Design inspiration is not lacking, nor is it to be found in the past decade alone. No, indeed: you need only look in the right places, and what you get is a visceral pleasure, a repeated call to excellence.

Use of Janson by Bruce Rogers in The Poems of Shakespeare, 1940. Screenshot from Anatomy of a Typeface (Alexander S. Lawson, 1990).

Use of Janson by Bruce Rogers in The Poems of Shakespeare, 1940. Screenshot from Anatomy of a Typeface (Alexander S. Lawson, 1990).

Bruce Rogers, you impress me again. How exquisite is a well-set page of text! Few people, I think, will understand the pleasures thereof, which come like the stroke of a Ciceronian period upon a Roman ear.

Advertisements

2 responses to “The Arrow of Beauty

  1. The top border looks like something from a quilting or cross-stitch book, haha.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s