It’s reasonable to call typography a secondary art because, just as the typographer uses letter forms and reading conventions over which he has had little control,
so too what he contributes comes into being only through the intervention of a mechanical process that,
as often as not, in the 20th century at least, has become the province of the printer,
so that the typographer practices his art at least once removed from its final production.


typography secondary art

typography secondary art