Being a short post to compensate for the really long one – with the express purpose of giving Cal something to read, since I know he gets bored easy..

I finished reading Elements of Typographic Style a couple of weeks ago now, and I’ve not stopped raving about it since. It’s truly a stunning book – a bible of technique – that encompasses the whole range of typographical behaviours from the appropriate use of hyphens, the most functional and effective page layouts through to a detailed examination of elements of individual type-faces, glyphs and the art of being respectful to the writing you are type-setting… More importantly, I think it gives a degree of insight into a man’s belief in the integrity, intelligence and quiet dignity of artisanship – which is something that may sometimes seem inflexible and uncreative, but which is a sure mark of absolute and total quality. Very much recommended.