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Typographic Style Handbook

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21st September 2017

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780857057532

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An elegant handbook in typography, for the professional and amateur text designer.

Typographic Style Handbook is an indispensable new manual for anyone working with text – books, journals, company reports, websites or marketing material – who wishes to develop an understanding of how to produce clean, clear and consistent typography.

The handbook is divided into three sections:
General typesetting covers the basic rules of setting text
Books and journals explains the typographic styles used within the publishing industry
Corporate style describes how the treatment of text can be integrated into an organisation’s branding guidelines.

Typographic rules and styles are copiously illustrated with examples and diagrams

Alternative styles are listed and explained to enable users to develop their own ‘house style’

Includes a glossary and appendices to aid students and self-publishers

Typographic Style Handbook is destined to become a classic manual alongside Judith Butcher’s Copy-editing, Hart’s Rules, The Economist Style Guide and the Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors.

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Mark Sinclair, Creative Review
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.
Design Week
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.
Jeremy Adler, Guardian
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.
Claire Lowdon, Times Literary Supplement
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.