Stop Stealing Sheep and Find Out How Type Works

The 4th edition of Erik Spiekermann’s typography book, Stop Stealing Sheep and Find Out How Type Works, is available free of charge on Google Fonts under a Creative Commons license.

Spiekerman is one of the world’s leading type designers. This is probably the best book on learning the ins and outs of using typography that I’ve found. I bought a copy years ago, but I’m happy he’s released the latest edition for free.

An interview with Spiekermann: Catching up with Erik Spiekermann - Library - Google Design


I already started re-reading it last night. Its’s one of those touchstones.

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Thank you!

As someone that’s a super slow reader, it’s a good book

Thank you. Great tip :slight_smile: