In general it is the arrangement of text on a page, and is a form of visual communication.
Depending on the purpose, typography can be used for impact, or an artistic statement.
Typography can make a huge difference in how the reader sees and feels about the topic being discussed.
This was my book in college.
My Bible of Typography.
As a graphic designer you work with text,
study typography extensively...
while perfecting your artistic abilities.
We used vellum paper, graphic ink pens, and a light table.
All type was created by the illustrator's hand!
You really learned to appreciate
Lets move on to the fun part...
making alphabet soup!