What we have called rivers of type might be defined as those white portions between the printed words on a page of type which sometime form significant patterns. Discovering this phenomenon for the first time, I wondered why it had taken me so long, half my life in fact. I made a hobby of collecting rare examples, trying to find the longest river, the tallest vertical, the longest angle. They have a fugitive quality which adds zest to the search.
"Rivers of Type,"
Word Ways: Vol. 19
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol19/iss2/3