Are you a collector of words? You probably already know that I am. I love words in all their different forms and compositions, and that partly explains why books have been, and will continue to be, such an important part of my life.
It seems amazing to me that out of all the words in existence, a talented writer can select and bring certain words together in a very deliberate way, and in doing so create something original and wonderful. The greatest of writers are able to use these collected words to connect with their readers and tell them something of the world or of themselves. I think that’s a rather lovely ideal.
Words can also remind us of who we want to be or what we want to achieve … While I enjoy a good quote, I really love a printed manifesto. They can give us a little or not-so-little nudge in the right direction. Because sometimes that’s all we need … I suppose what I’m really trying to say is that there is great potential in words collected together – some collections are long and some are short, but all can be powerful.
Manifestos tend to be short collections and are often beautiful, and not just for the message they convey … text and fonts are rather stunning in their own right and I need little excuse to give them attention. This manifesto snippet is a rather wonderful thing to behold – in content and in form. Perhaps you like these words too? Or maybe some others have taken your fancy because of what they say or the way in which they say it?
PS. You can find the full Holstee manifesto over here (mine is just waiting to be framed).