1843 in Berlin Ihlenburg was born interest in drawing and engraving very early in his childhood. He was recorded around the age of fourteen type foundry in Berlin as an apprentice in the Trowitzsch & son. He went shortly after the end of their apprenticeships to Dresden, later as engraver to Prague, where he began to work the Foundry as an engraver for the G. Haase. A year later he took up a post in three different foundries temporarily: Flinsch in Frankfurt/Main, the Battenburg Foundry (later Gustav Majeur) in Paris and the Foundry Basler in Berlin.
[...] Because what is bad typography? The appeal of the new, the fashionable, the excitement of attention through shocks, provocation and the unfamiliar should not be underestimated when one asks about the methods with which supersaturated people are to be seduced into reading.
[Hans Rudolf Bosshard]
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But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure.
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