Butterick's Practical Typography

Learn Typography in 10 Minutes, Among Other Things

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Wed, Aug 21st, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Matthew Butterick has available online his book titled Butterick's Practical Typography which will teach you, among other things, typography in ten minutes. The idea behind this book is actually quite interesting: provide a book using the web as a "serious book-publishing medium" and asking the readers who have enjoyed it to either donate or buy his other books or typefaces he's created.

Typography in ten minutes

This is a bold claim, But I stand behind it: if you learn and follow these five typography rules, you will be a better typographer than 95% of professional writers and 70% of professional designers. (The rest of this book will raise you to the 99th percentile in both categories.)

All it takes is ten minutes -- five minutes to read these rules once, then five minutes to read them again.

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