Detail in typography by Jost Hochuli

Published by Editions B42 (2015)
64 Pages, 12.5 x 21 cm, Paperback
ISBN 9782917855669

An attractive, interesting layout can certainly attract and please the reader; but when the details are not good, reading requires more effort and any pleasure is short-lived. Detail in typography is a concise and close-up view of the subject – letters, words, the line, and the space around the elements – and it discusses what is essential for the legibility of the text. Yet this is more than a guide to correct typography. How is it, Hochuli asks, that text can be set perfectly and yet look insufferably dull? Answers may be found here, not least in the way the book itself has been set and produced.

Detail in typography was first published in 1987 in seven languages. This english version is based on the one first published by Hyphen Press in 2008.