A good style guide knows its role as a working document - and that's why the Typographic Style Handbook has become a new favourite of mine . . . It is remarkably readable and accessible and I would guess its appeal is much broader than its intended design-led audience.
In his time as a typographer, Mitchell co-wrote several typographic bibles alongside Wightman that went on to inform many graphic designers and publishers about best practice in laying out pages and type.
Michael Mitchell was one of the leading typographers of his day . . . The books are already recognised as classics and are indispensable. They combine his wisdom with his learning, his tact with his taste and subtly guide their reader towards perfection.
Perfect both for a nerdy five-minute dip and as a comprehensive manual for anyone who cares about the way text looks - on paper or online.