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Elements of Typographic Style – Robert Bringhurst

A readable manual and reference on modern typography, exploring the art and history of the field as well as technical details. Includes b&w illustrations, a glossary, and reference appendices. This second edition includes a new chapter on digital typography, expanded information on typefaces and designers, and a deeper look into the history of letters.

elements of typographic style

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  1. Hi Gabbi,

    This all looks really cool – I’m really excited about the endless possibilities of our project – here’s to it – Sharazzan

    • I got trouble doing the rest of my work today, requires focus – why – I just want to continue working on the blog!
      Control Gabbi – control – I am really enjoying this process and can’t wait to bring the students on board – its just going to be so much fun!

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