A Grammar of Typography


Good designers know the rules and when to break them. More often than not we see designers breaking rules without knowing why. They’re just making a mess. Weighing in at 514 pages and 5.25 pounds, this one has all the rules they didn’t teach you in school. When you’re trying to break those rules without even knowing what they are, refer to this book. It’s got detailed explanations of all the basic principles of classical typography and bookmaking—and it’ll make you a better rule-breaker by providing the history of what you think you need to rebel against. You may even find that you don’t need to put so much effort into rebelling. When you know what you’re doing, doing good work can be as effortless as it’s supposed to look. This book will help.

Author: Mark Argetsinger
Size: 8.5 × 12 inches
Pages: 514
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher, 2020