typography books

Mikael Karlsson <>
Thu Mar 13 16:01:04 CET 2003


Thu 13 mars 2003, Richard Carlsson wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Mar 2003, Joe Armstrong wrote:
> > Bokstaven, ordet, texten - Christer Hellmark.
> > (in swedish) - great book.
> >
> >   This is  modern printing at its  best - there is  attention to *all*
> > levels of detail - the text is clear and well written - the typography
> > is beautiful - the choice, color and weight of paper is exemplary, and
> > it's well bound - it's even fairly cheap (c. 245 kr)
>
> I can also warmly recommend "Typografisk handbok" by the same author.
> (Ordfront & Ytterlids, 1994). Small, to the point, and crammed with good
> advice on what to do, and what not to do, from the spacing around
> abbreviations to how to deal with "orphans" ("horungar" för att tala
> svenska).
>
> 	/Richard
>
I can recommend a third book of the same author and same publisher.
"Provboken"  - ISBN 91-7324-756-1
Presenting 24 typefaces with names like New Baskerville, Minion and
Akzidenz Grotesk, and also 10 diffferent paper sorts. Really good if you
want to explore alternatives to the default settings in the office programs.
/Mikael





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