An Excellent Typographic FREE Download - very rare. very beautiful
This is titled “A Consideration of the study of letters as THINGS as well as symbols of things or of sounds of speech”
If you follow this link you can download this beautiful visual PDF. It is an excerpt from the 1977 book called Letter-forms and lettering by John R Biggs. You cannot purchase this book any more so it is a really rare document.
Biggs starts off saying that: “Letters are things. They have length and breadth and sometimes depth. They make language visible. “
If this proves to be popular, I will share more of the book when he gives example of the features that make letters unique. (again great visual examples). He also provides some wonderful exercises to do that will help you to become better at the re emerging art of hand lettering!
Happy typographing! Let me know your thoughts, it really is pretty spectacular isn’t it?