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GIRVIN | Strategic Branding & Design | Seattle

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The very center of the work that I do lies here,
in the heart of the letterform.
There can be just that one touch,
that relates to the person.

D.4-D.

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The letter, big or small, translates to content.

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c1460 G. ASHBY Policy Prince 648 Poems (E.E.T.S.) 33 Yf god sende you children..Do theim to be lettred right famously.
2. To exhibit or set forth by means of letters; also, to distinguish by means of letters.

There can be letters that, as they stand, say something. Cindy @ TED
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1668 WILKINS Real Char. IV. iv. 440 It would be convenient, that every one of these Instances should be Philosophically Lettered. 1869

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TYNDALL Notes Lect. Light 46 Fraunhofer..lettered them and made accurate maps of them.

When I write, I draw into the idea of it.

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1877 FARRAR In Days of Youth i. 3 He [God] letters it [his name] in fire amid the stars of heaven.

From beginning, to end.

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3. To affix a name or title in letters upon (a book, a shop, etc.); to inscribe (a name) in letters. Also, to inscribe with (something).

That sequence of letters,
simply arrayed, says something.
Without image, identity conveyed.

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1712 ADDISON Spect. No. 463 the_letter_11.jpg7, I observed one particular Weight lettered on both sides.

Message split, hidden.

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1714 Lond. Gaz. No. 5225/3 The binding each Book will be..4s. Letter’d on the Back.

Kissed, back. Simple.

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1755 JOHNSON Let. to Warton 20 Mar. in Boswell,
I hope to see my Dictionary
bound and lettered next week.

Letter, x in letter. Bad. The end, we all go.

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1844 E. WARBURTON Crescent & Cross (1845) II. 420 The greater number of the shops are lettered in the same tongue [Italian].
The Italian spell,
whether renaissance or roman,
lingers. Drawn that.
STUDIED THAT.
Been there. LIVE THERE.

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THERE ARE TRANSECTIONS, MOVING HORIZONTALLY, CROSSING MEANING IN CONTEXT

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1876 GEO. ELIOT Dan. Der. IV. xxxiii,

There might be a hundred Ezra Cohens lettered above shop-windows.
THAT JACKET, SIMPLE.

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1877 Act 40 & 41 Vict. c. 60 §3
Every canal boat..shall be lettered,
marked, and numbered
in some conspicuous manner.

P O E T R Y :

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4. intr. In occasional uses.

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a. To carry letters. MOVING FROM
ONE PLANE TO ANOTHER.
UNCOVERED.

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b. To write letters. ONE & TWO:

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c1645, 1681, 1813 [see LETTERING].
1840 DICKENS Barn. Rudge xxiv,
Our people go backwards and forwards..lettering, and messaging.

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1861 BP. WILBERFORCE Diary 22 Feb. in Life (1882) III. i. 15 Did not go out at night, but lettered.

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the_letter_24.jpg intr. N. Amer. To be awarded a varsity letter acknowledging achievement in a sport. Cf. varsity letter n. at VARSITY n.
WHAT MOVE, GESTURED?

I throw that. Know that. I spin, I’ll breathe.

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And finish that character, lettered light. O.

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For me that letter is a layering.

One message on another.
The heart of what I do,
what is heard,
sensed, found,
considered
and passed along.

Beauty found in the heart of the craft.

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