Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th (and 1st) Editions

The Sixteenth Edition of The Chicago Manual of Style—an indispensable tool for anyone involved in publishing—went on sale this week, available in print as well as by online subscription. To celebrate this newest edition, the publisher is also offering a FREE digital download of the original 1906 edition. Of special interest to designers and typophiles such as myself is the Specimens of Type in Use section at the very end, which offers a delightful compendium of turn-of-the-twentieth-century typefaces and ornaments.


  1. There are some real gems in there. My personal favorite is what I'll refer to as rule 137.

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