Detail in typography: letters, letterspacing, words, wordspacing, lines, linespacing, columns

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Hyphen Press, Aug 1, 2008 - Art - 61 pages
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How is it that text can be set perfectly and yet look insufferably dull? How do you achieve perfect congruence between the type itself and its meaning? In Detail in Typography Jost Hochuli, master book designer and author of the seminal Designing Books, addresses the finer points of setting text. Hochuli begins with a consideration of how human beings read, moving on incrementally to considerations of letter, word, and line as well as word-space and line-space. Hochuli concludes by examining whole paragraphs and how they carry meaning. Produced in Switzerland to the highest standards, Detail in Typography embodies critical thinking and articulate design in its own physical form.

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User Review  - Doug - Goodreads

A simple yet insightful guide for beautiful typography. Ideal for both students beginning their explorations or professionals wanting a reminder of time-tested guidelines. As with many typographic ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jason Zimdars - Goodreads

Nicely written with a beautiful design and helpful examples. I'll be keeping this one as a desk reference. Read full review


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Jost Hochuli is a world-renowned book designer living in St. Gallen, Switzerland. He is the author of numerous books on graphic design and typography, including Designing Books.

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