The 10 Best Typography Books

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Scripts: Elegant Lettering
Typography Essentials
Why Fonts Matter

This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in February of 2018. The right font can make or break a website, advertisement, or logo. It can attract attention, affect readability, and even influence the level of trust that users have in your brand. Whether you're a graphic designer, a marketing professional, or just a casual enthusiast, these typography books will teach you the fundamentals and help you to look at typefaces in a whole new light. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best typography book on Amazon.

10. Scripts: Elegant Lettering

9. Just My Type

8. Thinking with Type

7. Never Use Futura

6. Typographie: A Manual of Design

5. Type Rules

4. Why Fonts Matter

3. Typography Essentials

2. The Anatomy of Type

1. The Visual History of Type


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Last updated on March 01, 2018 by Gabrielle Taylor

Originally from a tiny town in Virginia, Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles for a marketing internship at a well-known Hollywood public relations firm and was shocked to find that she loves the West Coast. She spent two years as a writer and editor for a large DIY/tutorial startup, where she wrote extensively about technology, security, lifestyle, and home improvement. A self-professed skincare nerd, she’s well-versed in numerous ingredients and methods, including both Western and Asian products. She is an avid home cook who has whiled away thousands of hours cooking and obsessively researching all things related to food and food science. Her time in the kitchen has also had the curious side effect of making her an expert at fending off attempted food thievery by her lazy boxer dog.


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