The Crystal Goblet is an essay on typography written by typographic expert, Beatrice Warde. Warde advocates for the use of clear, transparent typography. While her views have merit, the designers role in the shaping and treatment of content is overlooked. I set out to establish this point by layering counterarguments and disruptions within the text of The Crystal Goblet.
The concept is achieved by printing and layering multiple sheets of tissue. he individual layers can be seen when the pages are laid across a light box. Warde's text is set in a version of Bodoni with a 'clear' typographic grid and the subversions are overprinted in pink Fedra Sans.