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The Cardozo Kindersley Workshop

152 Victoria Road · Cambridge · CB4 3DZ · Telephone 01223 362170


Letters and words

Letters make words. Words are a way with which we interpret and understand our world. We act on words. We find our way through words. We pass on knowledge through talking and writing with words. Literacy is a vital link in the web of humanity. Words can be spoken – existing for a moment; or written – so lasting for longer. They can be cut in stone, hence preserved.

Photograph of inscription of quote from Basil Bunting

Once chosen letters have the power of speaking on all sorts of different levels through their forms. As the tone of a voice alters when wishing to convey different meanings so the choice of form, size, combination of shapes and whole arrangement of letters and words will alter according to the feel of the message one wants to convey.