Michael Mitchell (Author) Michael Mitchell and Susan Wightman are authors of what is regarded as the industry standard, Book Typography: A Designer's Manual. It has sold worldwide and was translated into Polish, selling 5,000 copies.
A good style guide knows its role as a working document - and
that's why the Typographic Style Handbook has become a new
favourite of mine . . . It is remarkably readable and
and I would guess its appeal is much
broader than its intended design-led
In his time as a typographer, Mitchell co-wrote several
typographic bibles alongside Wightman that went on to
inform many graphic designers and publishers about best practice in laying out pages
Michael Mitchell was one of the leading typographers of his day
. . . The books are already recognised as classics and are
indispensable. They combine his wisdom with his learning, his tact
with his taste and subtly guide their
reader towards perfection.