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Stop Stealing Sheep and Find Out How Type Works

Stop Stealing Sheep and Find Out How Type Works

Erik Spiekermann, E.M Ginger

Published by: Adobe Press in February 2017

This book was originally published in 1992. The title comes from a fact that Frederic Goudy said:

Anyone who would letterspace lowercase would steal sheep.

This is apparently a misquote according the WikiPedia and Robin Williams. Goudy actually said:

Anyone who would letterspace blackletter would steal sheep

Blackletter is usually referred to as Gothic and the Goudy wisdom encompasses the idea that this kind of font depends on a tight relationship between the adjacent leterforms.

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