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50 Typography Quotes

These typography quotes will help you better understand how this form of design works and why it matters.

If you are considering a career in typography, they might also help you decide whether it is the right move for you.

So, just what is typography? Well, it is the art and technique of arranging type.

Typography makes written language legible, readable, and visually appealing when displayed.

According to the section of quotes about what typography is, you will find that some people think it is much more than that!

There are many things to consider when arranging letters, numbers, and symbols to convey a message.

A typographer must select typefaces, point sizes, line lengths, line-spacing (leading), and letter-spacing (tracking), as well as adjust the space between pairs of letters (kerning). 

The history of typography is fascinating. The word itself comes from the Greek words τύπος typos “form” or “impression” and γράφειν graphein “to write.”

Everything from humanity’s earliest drawings to modern-day fonts can be a form of typography. 

Keep reading through these typography quotes from famous typographers like Wim Crouwel to learn more!

Typography quotes that will help you better understand just what typography is

Now, you might know the technical definition of typography. However, seeing it through the passionate eyes of these typographers will help you better understand what typography is to them.

1. “Type is what meaning looks like.” ― Max Phillips

2. “Typography is what language looks like.” ― Ellen Lupton

3. “Type is a dance, and the designer is the choreographer, sort of.” ― Richard Lipton

4. “Type design is about function. Drawing pretty shapes isn’t enough.” ― James Todd

5. “Perfect typography is certainly

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