Typography and Design Professionalism

In no particular order I give you two resources I came across, one a few years ago, the other this past weekend, both well worth your time to read. The first is an instrumental manifesto on the importance of representation through type, and the second is a sort of popularly written philosophical treatise on working as a designer and how one is to operate a design business (with a strong capitalist bent).

1) Practical Typography by Matthew Butterick (with a forward by Erik Spiekermann)

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2) Design Professionalism by Andy Rutledge (with forward by Jeffry Zeldman)

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Both are excellently well designed, filled with lots of strong arguments for why they hold the positions they hold, and give well founded reasons for these positions. Worth your time to read.

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