Type Tricks (Sofie Beier)

Anyone read this? Got any thoughts/reviews?


  • I read it and really liked it. It has very succinct and practical information.
  • Paul MillerPaul Miller Posts: 273
    edited February 2019
    I read it and liked it, my only criticism is that in some sections white lettering on a bright flourescent orange background makes it hard to read.
    This is surprising.  I would have thought that Sophie Beier would have avoided this as one of her other books is about how to improve legibility. :o
  • Adam LaddAdam Ladd Posts: 237
    I recently bought "Type Tricks" but have only thumbed through it so far. I just came across a copy of "Designing Type" by Karen Cheng when I went to the bookstore last night and wondered if it's worth getting also or maybe redundant (only did a quick skim as well and seemed like some good info at a glance).

    I've seen some recommend it, and then this comment (which had quite a few agrees) "I was quite underwhelmed and disappointed when I bought Designing Type" from a few years ago in another post.
  • Adam LaddAdam Ladd Posts: 237
    Thanks for the feedback and list link, Thomas!
  • Adam LaddAdam Ladd Posts: 237
    Appreciate that insight, Simon, thanks.
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