Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Tag: typography

Typography: Rhythm & Proportion November 21st, 2008

Horizontal motion Bringhurst: Anything from 45 to 75 characters is widely regarded as a satisfactory length of line for a single-column page […] The 66-character line […] is widely regarded as ideal (25). Sabon at 16px has an alphabet length of 203 pixels, or approximately 152 points. To figure out the horizontal measure, I started with Bringhurst’s copyfitting table (29), which suggests a line length of 26-28 picas (around 450 pixels) for an optimal 66-character line.…