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Subject: Re: Victorian Typography
From: Ron Koster <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:TYPO-L Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 16 Nov 1996 02:36:31 -0500

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Hmm. Interesting concept...


At 22:12 15/11/96 -0500, you wrote:
>Ron wrote:
> -- I've already frightened
>>enough people away just simply with the *words* that are written there(!).
>I got a good chuckle out of that - and a guilty grin on my face ;-)
>Ron, I have to admit that I didn't finish reading ALL of your letter, but I
>made a sincere stab at it. The first part was quite good. I wonder if your
>purpose was in having people read the text or the design/typography
>challenge of the web.
>If it was the former may I suggest a different syle than Victorian which is
>mannered to begin with, notwithstanding the distinctions of sub-style made
>earlier, and speaking generally of course ;-)
>A different background and display type would make the letter read quite
>differently. Picture the text set on a pale sand with a border down the
>left side of little fingers of foam at the junction between ocean and
>beach, with a title painted on driftwood; or picture it on ruled or lined
>school paper with with a torn edge: the words would be "read" differently,
>have totally different impact. You might put up a gallery of pages designed
>in a variety of styles, all with the same text.  Maybe take a survey.
>The roses are pretty but, for me, they went on too long.

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