“Typography in Ten Minutes” is a chapter of “Butterick’s Practical Typography” by Matthew Butterick. The whole book revolves around the statement: “Typography is the visual component of the written word,” and aims to make people better typographers.

This book is partly an ex­per­i­ment in taking the web se­ri­ous­ly as a book-pub­lish­ing medium, so can only be viewed on the internet. 

Anyway this chapter shows five typography rules that if you learn, “you will be a bet­ter ty­pog­ra­ph­er than 95% of pro­fes­sion­al writ­ers and 70% of pro­fes­sion­al de­sign­ers. (The rest of this book will raise you to the 99th per­centile in both categories.)” And it takes 10 minutes to read twice. So have a look! Click on the picture below or the links underneath to see his online book!

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Typography in Ten Minutes

Butterick’s Practical Typography