‘You suddenly become extremely fascinated by the typography within the book and feel you
must study it in considerable depth. The body text is set in an unusually bold weight, you find
Edited by: Sakshi Bhattad, Christopher Black, Grace Carter, Pia Gaardboe, Alexandra Milne, Amy Smolcic
Contributors: Fiona Bruce, Joanna Tolias, Kesong Yang, Meng Sun, Jess Kneebone, Tomas Xie, Maria Finna, Pam Suarez, Charlotte Scales, Dan Higgins, Matthew Campisi, Rida Abbasi, Beatrice Warde, Walter Benjamin, Jan Tschichold
-Matthew Campisi, Coffee Table Books are Fab
Invisible Ink: Critical Perspectives on Typography is a collection of essays written about
typography in response to some of the seminal typographic texts: Beatrice Warde’s The
Crystal Goblet, Jan Tschichold’s The Principles of the New Typography and Walter
Benjamin’s Unpacking My Library. These critical essays explore the intricacies of
typography that shape the way we experience the written word, without us even realising it.
This anthropology is wholly the work of RMIT students: It was written by the Master of
Communication Design; curated by the Bowen Street Press (Master of Writing and
Publishing); and designed and produced collaboratively by both programs.
‘Instead of the poem being read to be understood, it is typeset in a way that makes it an
experience, consuming the reader. It is a visual representation of thought in itself.’
-Dan Higgins, Storm of Glass