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“Function is fixed, the alphabet invented and the basic forms of the letters are unalterable.”
– Stanley Hess, Author, The modifications of letterforms

“The Infinity and complexity of the reading public today . . . makes our alphabet rigid and unalterable. Now any change or modifications needs to be subtle as to be almost invisible.”
– Stanley Morrison, Type Designer

“Good lettering . . . is not self expression but complete self negation in the service of a correctly understood task.”
– JonĀ  Tschichold, Type Designer

This one is my favorite . . .
“Letters are things, not pictures of things.”
– Eric Gill, Type Designer