- Boston, David R. Godine, 2020 304x211 mm. xii, 511 pp. Ill. Hardcover with slipcase. Signed limited edition: copy no. 46 signed by the author.
A Grammar of Typography: Classical Design in the Digital Age
The complete resource and guide to achieving classical type design with a keyboard and screen. How do we absorb the lessons of the printing tradition’s hot metal past and bring them to the digital era? Distinguished designer Mark Argetsinger guides the reader through every aspect of modern book design and production - from the choosing the proper typeface and leading of type to the choice of paper and specifications for binding.
Illustrated with over 425 images and diagrams, many in color, Argetsinger discusses and delineates typography as a discipline, situating it among other art forms. Two appendices cover the history of cast-type ornaments and of Greek typography. Throughout there is special reference to the historical printers’ grammars - from Moxon to De Vinne - that serve as a present-day apprenticeship in the traditions of classical typography.
In addition to the regular edition, there is a deluxe, slip-cased and signed, limited edition of Grammar of Typography. Only 123 copies were signed and numbered by the author.