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  • Adam Behringer

    Seattle, Washington USA

    Adam is the founder of BEEDOCS, an artisan software company that makes great timeline software for Mac OS X.

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Book Review

Saturday, May 14, 2005

The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst How could a book on typesetting be one the best books that I have ever read? Robert Bringhurst takes the most humble of crafts into the realm of high art and poetry. There is plenty of practical advice you can use every day on subjects like reducing unnecessary spaces and punctuation. However, the book really gets fun when Bringhurst starts talking about forming page ratios based on musical frequencies. His passion in contagious and the book itself is beautiful. More than anything, this book expresses great joy in detail. Like peering through a microscope for the first time, this book opened up new worlds for me that have been there all the time, but that I never noticed before. It is a book that I've read multiple times from cover to cover since I discovered it a year ago and have on constant loan when I'm not reading it myself. Pick up a copythen share your thoughts in a comment.

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