The Typography for Lawyers website made a splash when it launched, with its opinionated and informed take on legal document design. Written by a former professional font designer who is currently a civil litigator, the blog recently evolved into a book. Now both the blog and book offer advice, anecdotes, and examples.
The Law Library recently purchased the book in response to a law student’s suggestion.* Now you can come check out the author’s design aesthetic in print, and see for yourself the differences between print-optimized and screen optimized fonts.
Matthew Butterick, Typography for Lawyers: Essential Tools for Polished & Persuasive Documents. (Jones McClure Publishing) 216 pages, paperback.
Reading Room – KF250 .B88 2010.
Check ANTPAC to see if it’s on the shelf.
* The Law Library welcomes your feedback. Let us know if you have a suggestion!