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Pg 364-385 “Message”

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Kelley Krueger GLST 200/10 am/Schur Pg 364-385 “Message” According to Thomas Starr, calligraphy idealizes handwriting and adds legitimacy to the document while typography idealizes and standardizes the letters of the alphabet making it more legible and accessible to the reader. As Thomas Starr says “Collectivity is the essence of a democracy” and the “Declaration was collective in authorship, audience, and content. I think the National Archive displays the calligraphy because aesthetically it is more personal and elegant. I think Starr prefers typography because it
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Unformatted text preview: is more universal and permanent. It seems to me and I think Thomas Starr would agree that the Declaration of Independence has a more symbolic meaning beyond what it actually says, when in typography form. The Declaration of Independence would stand as a symbol of our founding morals and culture in typeset as it shows the collective universal mind of our Founding Fathers and thus is the symbol of our democracy....
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