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The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst

He has also translated works of epic poetry from Haida mythology into English. Educators can argue about the value of bringhugst prescriptive guides. That’s nice, I suppose, but the content of this book pales in comparison to its form. Ellements describes Quadraat as “not pretty; its beauty is deeper and stranger than that” p. This book is not surprising the ‘typographer’s bible’. I bought this 20th anniversary edition to back up my wearing out early edition.

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There’s this one note on setting ragged text, in which Bringhurst cautions against giving software free reign over “an honest rag. I’ve noticed some reviewers go right into discussing whether they agree with Bringhurst or not, straight to the subjective matter. How much of it is purely subjective? Oct 05, Desmond rated it did not like it.


The best book on typography and print design I’ve ever read! The chapter on page proportions, as a concrete example, is pure numerology. Get to Know Us. Pages with related products. There’s a multiverse of stylistic g As a typography focused designer with a couple of decades of experience, I’ve taken a few courses in Typography, and I’ve skimmed a small mountain of attractive, yet essentially worthless “design” books.

Taking your time with it seems like a better idea.

Oct 21, Ken-ichi rated it really liked it Recommended to Ken-ichi by: Mar 04, Alice rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 20, Akshay Bakshi rated it really liked it Shelves: Bringhurst says on page that “The type cannot be chosen without coming to some decision about the kind of paper it will be printed on, and cannot look right in the end if that decision is later betrayed.

However, in many instances he falls into the trap of confusing tradition with quality, and begs most of the raised questions. It convinced me that good typography can make a big difference in how good text looks in a page.

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This is the sort of book you curl up with when you have a long rainy afternoon to yourself. The two have much in common, including a pragmatism that grounds them and makes them at once useful and inspiring. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.


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In my opinion, these have more to do with what is left unsaid than what is said. Within a short time after completing my formal education and entering my profession, I became rather painfully aware stule my training in the art and craft of typography had been sorely lacking in many respects. Feb 22, Kazia rated it really liked it. For instance, The font section, with images and detailed descriptions of dozens of oft-used and some not-so-oft-used fonts, is a tremendous reference when one is searching for a font for a specific bringhurdt such as page-count reduction or extensive glyphs.

I apologise for the crudity, but the idiomatic force is irresistible. Which is good, because you spend a lot of time looking at the book; the content inspires you to do just that, to learn and notice what good design and typography are. There’s not much to read in the design world that offers this.