A little complement to the book of forms

So forms are essential for trade and government from a communicational but also organisational point of view. In the past, forms helped develop industry but, as a consequence of this, they contributed to enhance and enlarge (the abhorred) bureaucracy. Many examples of rather new forms can be seen in Schwesinger's book. In addition, in his chapter … Continue reading A little complement to the book of forms

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About non-latin scripts

The typographic delight of this week was about the emergence of non-latin scripts. Why was it necessary to have non-latin fonts in the first place? Mainly because of the imperialism of the time (15..) and the need to understand the classical sources. Books started to combine latin and greek scripts as the picture below shows. … Continue reading About non-latin scripts