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A Pocket Guide to Combining Typefaces


We’ve never had it so good when it comes to the sheer range of typographic choices available to us when designing for the web. Terrifying, isn’t it?

Quick Overview

If typefaces were fine wines, Tim Brown would be a master sommelier, ready to teach you the proper pairings that will make your design a thing of harmonious wonderment, rather than a tasteless clash of fugly. And in A Pocket Guide to Combining Typefaces he does just that.

If you’re interested in getting the best out of your typographic pairings — and frankly, why would’t you be? — this makes for a quick read that will nevertheless save you countless late night furrowed brow moments of existential dread. That means we like it.

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Michael Pick

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