typeset an assigned quote

An assignment given by Dan Boyarski at CMU.

Described by (then-student) Dan Saffer in a July 2003 blog post:

Our first assignment is to set an assigned quote in 10pt. Frutiger (one weight only) in a 7″ square, horizontal type only. In at least 10 variations.

Strangely enough, my quote is from theĀ Tao Te Ching, a book I have sitting on my desk beside all my design books. The passage I have to set begins, “A great square has no corners.” But just before that is a passage I am thinking about now, here in school:

The Way’s brightness looks like darkness;
Advancing on the Way feels like retreating;
the plain Way seems like hard going.