about the author
Matthew Butterick I got my degree in design and typography at Harvard University. I began my career as a font designer in Boston. At the beginning of the Internet era, I started Atomic Vision, a website-design company in San Francisco. Later, I attended UCLA law school and became a member of the California bar. In 2012, I received the Legal Writing Institute’s Golden Pen Award for Typography for Lawyers.
My other projects include Practical Typography, an online book (http://practicaltypography.com), the fonts Equity, Concourse, Triplicate, and Advocate, and Pollen, software for publishing electronic books (http://pollenpub.com).
I live in Los Angeles with my wife Jessica and Roxy the boxer.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I welcome comments and corrections. I do not, however, dispense individualized critiques or recommendations. Nor do I have Word templates to give away. After all, the point of the book is for you to learn how to do these things yourself.
Typography for Lawyers is © 2008–17 Matthew Butterick. All rights reserved.
Butterfly ballot and redesigned ballot in Why typography matters: © 2003 William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, and Jill Butler, from their book
Highway sign in What is typography: © iStockphoto.com / Double_Vision. Used under license. Modified by Matthew Butterick.
Manual typewriter in Type composition: © iStockphoto.com / slobo. Used under license.
Computer keyboard in Type composition: © iStockphoto.com / Amorphis. Used under license. Modified by Matthew Butterick.
Author illustration: © 2006 Noli Novak. Used under license.