Livraison, a contemporary arts journal, a journal of graphic design, addresses the field of language and typography.
Physical matter of writing and of the thought that it materializes, typography is the meeting point of a linguistic content and a visual sign, of an idea and the shape it is given in order to maintain it.
The shape of a letter refers to a culture, a time, and a context.
A literary text, a shop sign, a name in the end credits of a movie... theubiquitous typographic shape changes our perception of information.
Typing a word, a sentence or a text, means displacing its meaning; and that meaning escapes its enunciation.
Robert Bringhurst reminds us that “typography is to literature what musical performance is to composition: an essential act of interpretation [...]”(1).