I’m not used to suggest books, in general. I don’t read so much and I don’t like to read books during my spare time… Maybe because I stay on books all day for studying.
However, today, I’ll do an exception. The book that I want to suggest you is “Type Matters!” by Jim Williams.
I’ve seen this book for the first time on the blog of Tobias Van Schneider and, at a first glance, I’ve not understood the reason why he had added that book to his “essentials”. Few weeks after, I casually came back on that page of the blog; I’ve seen the book a second time, I did a quick search on Google and I decided to buy it on Amazon.
Why this change of mind? I think that the answer is written and well explained on the back of the book.
Nowadays, most of us work on personal computers and have access to hundreds of different typefaces. We’d all like our letters, reports, school projects and other documents to look as good and be as readable as possibile. However, few of us can use typography effectively. Type Matters! is perfect for desktop reference, and is packed with everyday tips for those keen to improve the look of their type, whether it be on screen or in print. Beautifully designed to reinforce the principles discussed throughout, Type Matters! shows exactly what makes good typography and what doesn’t, presenting clear guidance on how to create documents that are both readable and elegant.