Typography in ten minutes: Five things you should know when designing with type

Typography in ten minutes: Five things you should know when designing with type

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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