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Robert Bringhurst


Born
in Los Angeles, California, The United States
October 16, 1946

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Robert Bringhurst is a Canadian poet, typographer and author. He is the author of The Elements of Typographic Style – a reference book of typefaces, glyphs and the visual and geometric arrangement of type. He has also translated works of epic poetry from Haida mythology into English.

He lives on Quadra Island, near Campbell River, British Columbia (approximately 170 km northwest of Vancouver).

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The Elements of Typographic...

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The Solid Form of Language:...

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Everywhere Being Is Dancing...

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Selected Poems

4.41 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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What Is Reading For?

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Being in Being: The Collect...

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“Typography is the craft of endowing human language with a durable visual form.”
Robert Bringhurst, The Elements of Typographic Style

“By all means break the rules, and break them beautifully, deliberately and well.”
Robert Bringhurst, The Elements of Typographic Style

“In a badly designed book, the letters mill and stand like starving horses in a field. In a book designed by rote, they sit like stale bread and mutton on the page. In a well-made book, where designer, compositor and printer have all done their jobs, no matter how many thousands of lines and pages, the letters are alive. They dance in their seats. Sometimes they rise and dance in the margins and aisles.”
Robert Bringhurst, The Elements of Typographic Style

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