Serving as the intro to Butterick’s Practical Typography, an impressive guide created by type designer Matthew Butterick, Typography In Ten Minutes is a simple list of rules for using type in a meaningful way. In Butterick’s own words: “If you learn and follow these five typography rules, you will be a bet­ter ty­pog­ra­ph­er than 95% of pro­fes­sion­al writ­ers and 70% of pro­fes­sion­al de­sign­ers.”

Butterick acknowledges this is a bold claim, but, meaningless stats aside, this introductory list covers essentials in an incredibly concise way. This includes: body textpoint sizeline spacing, and font choice. In other words, it’s well worth a look:

➤ Typography In Ten Minutes

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