The typographer’s bible; a book that is never too far from reach.
Books by Robert Bringhurst
A short essay about the future of the book from the inimitable Robert Bringhurst.
Bringhurst’s short essay meanders through the history of scripts and their varied forms, touching on the origins of their physical shapes as well as the political and social forces that impacted them along the way.
Bringhurst’s small pamphlets (always lovingly designed and printed) are among my favorite things. This one is, unsurprisingly, a full-throated defense of the book.