Designing Text Visuals

Let’s go back in history for a while—for instance, back to the Roman era where we wait for Marc Antony to deliver his eulogy to Julius Caesar. There he is, in his best Sunday toga, walking up the steps of the Forum to make his presentation to the crowd. “We’re all ears, Marc.”

Marc begins, “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears …” However, this isn’t Marc’s usual fiery oration. Instead, Marc has had the script of his speech projected onto a bed sheet draped between two Corinthian columns. He has turned his back to the audience. He’s reading his script—word for word.

As you’d expect, the Romans in the audience ...

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