This humble little book may seem like an odd choice for a graphic design studio’s favourite book, but it really did transform the way we looked at type and the beauty behind symbols. ‘Glyph*: A Visual Exploration of Punctuation Marks and Other Typographic Symbols’ by Anna Davies is an asset to all graphic designers and typographers. Anna Davies offers a straightforward exploration of punctuation marks, symbols and textual indicators for writing, in a beautifully visual and informative way. This book will appeal to typographers and design-aficionados alike.
If you believe in the finer details, love typography, or want to up your graphic publications, then this book is for you. In this book you’ll learn more about the history of type and type symbols, explore unique symbols such as the obelus and dagger and learn the difference between hyphens, n-dashes, m-dashes and more.
We recommend this book if you are interested in typography, you want to know more about type and symbols, you want to up your writing, or if you want an easy-to-read and clear exploration on type.
*Made Somewhere has written this post to provide a personal admiration for this book in the hope it will help other designers and creatives. Made Somewhere was not paid or endorsed to write this post in any way.