Voysey’s lettering designs.

Peart, Tony ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6367-1387 (2015) Voysey’s lettering designs. The Orchard, 4 . pp. 35-45.

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Typography is two-dimensional architecture, based on experience
and imagination, guided by rules and readability. And this is the
purpose of typography: the arrangement of design elements within a
given structure should allow the reader to easily focus on the message, without slowing down the speed of his reading.
So wrote the great German typeface designer Hermann Zapf (1918–
2015) in Manuale Typographicum (1954). As one of the leading
architects of his day, it seems entirely fitting that C F A Voysey should have also excelled in that discipline. In his time, his graphic work was highly regarded, widely disseminated and very influential. Of all his architect contemporaries, only C R Mackintosh produced lettering designs that remain so instantly recognisable and inextricably linked
to their creator.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: The Orchard
Publisher: The C.F.A. Voysey Society
ISSN: 2050-2400
Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Arts (IOA) > Fine Arts
Depositing User: Christian Stretton
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2020 10:33
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 14:32
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5478


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