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"Letterforms that honor and elucidate what humans see and say deserve to be honored in their turn. Well-chosen words deserve well-chosen letters; these in their turn deserve to be set with affection, intelligence, knowledge and skill. Typography is a link, and it ought, as a matter of honor, courtesy and pure delight, to be as strong as the others in the chain."

 
 --—Robert Bringhurst

This quote from Bringhurst's master work, The Elements of Typographic Style, Second Edition (Hartley and Marks, 2002), sums up the essence of type in Flash. The words we put on the stage and subsequently put into motion are usually well chosen. They have to be, because they are the communication messengers, providing the user with access to understanding ...

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