15 August 2006

The Elements of Typographic Style

Subscribers to Internet lists dealing with fonts and typography often ask "Which books would you recommend as a guide to good design principles?". And no matter how many responses emerge, one book comes out on top every time - Robert Bringhurst's The Elements of Typographic Style. It's a book packed with design wisdom. Bringhurst has produced what is essentially a first principles of typography - a grammar of good taste based on the relationship between form and content of printed matter. It's also a very beautiful book in its own right. You will not fail to discover visual pleasures on almost every page, and the text is illustrated with such an astonishing variety of beautiful fonts, that this almost doubles as a catalogue of type designs ... Read more >>

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