Typography

TYPOGRAPHY


THE IDEAL BOOK
 

By William Morris

Typographical advice from 1893 with beauty and legibility at its core. Morris points to some fine 15th century precedents. Read more

THE LIFE AND OPINIONS OF TRISTRAM SHANDY, GENTLEMAN

By A Practice for Everyday Life

A Practice for Everyday Life look at the way in which Sterne used the visual language of the book to reinforce the text of Tristram Shandy.  Read more

 

THE TOPOGRAPHY OF TYPOGRAPHY

By El Lissitzky

'The design of the book ... must correspond to the tensions and pressures of content.' El Lissitzky's views on typography, 1923. Read more

 
 

THE NEW TYPOGRAPHY

By László Moholy-Nagy

The mixing of photography and typography was radically new in 1923. This essay sets out his basic principles of typography. Read more