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Quote: Edward Johnston

". . .straightforward, undesigned work is often the best.  The student is apt to waste time writing out an elaborate draft in order to ascertain how to space the matter.  This is a mistake, because if written well, it is a waste of good writing on a mere draft; it written ill, it is bad practice.  The briefer experiments and calculations are, the better. . .practice will make people very good guessers, and the best work of all is done when the worker guesses rightly, and follows his guesses with the actual work, itself the trial and proof of accuracy."

Edward Johnston, Writing, Illuminating, and Lettering

I'll be thinking of this advice from Johnston as I start work on a seating chart tomorrow. . .

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