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The Elements of Typographic Style

Typograohic also a handy index for extended characters for type designers, especially the Cyrillic italics which can be obtuse for those used to Latin regularity.

Among his more recent books of poetry is Ursa Majora multilingual work in which characters tell simultaneous stories in English, Latin, Greek, and Cree. No trivia or quizzes yet.

There’s not a thing about this book as a book I don’t love—the design incorporates so many little touches marginal notes, a lay-flat spine on a paperback, proper paragraph layout, dead-on perfect justification that it’s a joy just to look at it.

The Elements of Typographic Style: The only downside is that it’s sstyle bit dated in the face of new font technology. There’s a multiverse of stylistic guidelines within the pages of this beautifully typeset book. And it definitely convinced me that Robert Bringhurst is a stellar typographer. Books by passionate experts are fun.


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Aug 15, Thomas rated it it was amazing. Bringhurst edited the English translation, as it turns out. I want to purchase it for myself so I have a copy to refer to in the future. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

The Elements of Typographic Style: Sticking to the subject of typography, thanks to computers 1 is now not an issue for most of us. Surely there are essentially three parts to mastery of most things: An opinionated typographer and aren’t we all?

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I had some vague sense that they were floating around out there and that others were aware of them and made good use of them, but they were as yet undiscovered by me. Except this is not true; it is in fact completely in keeping, because one of Bringhurst’s messages is, I think, learn about your tools where a tool might be a typeface or a page design, as well as a piece of softwareuse the right ones for the job, and This review appeared at a blog.

Skip Chapter 8 and this guide will serve you well. The precision and richness of information that goes into setting text on a surface is breathtaking.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Within that field, the Elements does a wonderful job of exploring the minutiae that most normal readers never notice, such as kerning adjusting the spacing between certain pairs of letters which, if spaced the same as other letters in the font, would read as either too tight or too wide — example: So much has been said about this excellent book, but I wanted to comment on the difference between the hardback and paperback versions.


Of course, the role of typography has vastly expanded over the past century, and the typographic rules for billboards are entirely different from those for websites. For instance, Bringhurst goes into exhausting detail about perfect proportion, thirds, sixths, and ninths, as well as harmonics, all of which may be Greek or choose other suitable language to many readers, while also offering diagrams and illustrations showing the “smoothness” or “disorder” of various layouts.

It almost doesn’t matter what this book was about, because it was so thoughtfully laid out and lovely to read, which is in itself a testament to great typography. I feel similarly about Tufte ‘s books, except there the classroom is a church, and the professor is a jerk.

Bringhurst’s little jokes and anecdotes are the cherry on top. I can’t take it anymore. The best book on typography and print design I’ve ever read! It is long-winded, goes off on tangents, and the author, while immensely knowledgeable, is set in opinions that will not be shared by everyone.

Deeper mastery will tell you when even Robert Bringhurst should be ignored.

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A testament to the very craft that it talks about. Typography is helpful though, as certain aspects are more concrete than one might think, and this ty;ographic where Bringhurst shines. Share your thoughts with other customers.