The Elements of Typographic Style

The Elements of Typographic Style is a book on typography and style by Canadian typographer, poet and translator Robert Bringhurst. Originally published in 1992 by Hartley & Marks Publishers, it was revised in 1996, 2001 (v2.4), 2002 (v2.5), 2004 (v3.0), 2005 (v3.1), 2008 (v3.2), and 2012 (v4.0). A history and guide to typography, it has been praised by Hermann Zapf, who said “I wish to see this book become the Typographers’ Bible.”[1] Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones consider it "the finest book ever written about typography," according to the FAQ section of their type foundry's website.[2] Because of its status as a respected and frequently cited resource, typographers and designers often refer to it simply as Bringhurst.

The Elements of Typographic Style
Cover of the Canadian first edition
AuthorRobert Bringhurst
PublisherHartley & Marks Publishers
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardcover · paperback)
Pages254 (first edition)
686.2/24 20
LC ClassZ246 .B74 1992

The title alludes to The Elements of Style, the classic guide to writing by Strunk and White.[3]

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