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n. pl. ty·pog·ra·phies
a. The art and technique of printing with movable type.
b. The composition of printed material from movable type.
2. The arrangement and appearance of printed matter.

[French typographie, from Medieval Latin typographia : Greek tupos, impression + Latin -graphia, -graphy.]

ty′po·graph′i·cal (tī′pə-grăf′ĭ-kəl), ty′po·graph′ic (-grăf′ĭk) adj.
ty′po·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.typographically - in a typographic way
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Then "In Heaven, that far terrain/Between Promise and Apology" looks typographically like something we find in George Herbert, the language completely Christian.
Davidoff, a student at Rutgers University, says, typographically speaking, the reason there has been a big shift to sans serif during the past 10 to 15 years is because sans serif fonts are optimal for reading on a screen, particularly because they are more legible at smaller point sizes than serif fonts.
And Pope's "braced" (i.e., typographically indicated) triplets visually suggest disparate parts "gathered together and bound" (106).
Those by Martin--the only printer to use Baskerville's types during his lifetime from 1764 to 1768, when Baskerville had withdrawn from printing--are described as poorly printed and typographically mediocre.
Because of such scholarly conventions, we miss important visual connections between words, like the typographically expressed logic between distance and the preservation of virginity: Ofelia must 'keepe a loofe' (C2r), since 'that we thinke / Is fureft, we often loofe' (D4r).
This book of poems from Argentine author Mercedes Roffe, presented here in dual translation, is typographically striking: Roffe's poems become material as they skip across the page, sometimes facing off with their English translations in suggestive yet elusive patterns.
"I typographically put it in as 3m 2f 70yd, which is quite clearly not right.
The poem is also a visual joke; typographically it resembles a sum on the page and the final line with the dramatic pause imaged by the space (as if a break between stanzas), announces a fact that the child was not expecting.
* create a convincing black-and-white hand, typographically inspired graphic using the hand motif
But at the level of his chapters--all of which offer smart and sustained readings of experimental works that challenge poetic expectations and address directly the question of how to represent visually, spatially, graphically, typographically, repetitively, allusively the often unspeakable, unrepresentable black experience--Reed does not quite do the work of political or poetic integration that he implies is needed.
Astute readers might begin to grasp underlying themes as they see the really rather horrid messages (typographically distinguished as mobile phone display) accumulating on the page, but Ross's lively illustrations, including the glorious tiny tear streaked face of the troll and the chastened pose of the goats, reinforce the book's message in a very visual and instantly recognisable way.
The frame narrative of George Whetstone's An heptameron of dull discourses (1582) contains the following episode complete with typographically demarcated dictum: