We make books.
We make typefaces.
And we teach about it.

Design Words

Glossary of definitions and meanings


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We’re always looking out for new and interesting books to publish on graphic design education and typography.

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“The Book Block is a very clear and compact guide to all the techniques of modern bookbinding. Designers and manufacturers should be encouraged by it!”

Robin Kinross

Hyphen Press Editor

“this bright looking slab […] not only offers something for anyone wanting to know more about the science of book-binding, it’s also a work of art in and of itself, we reckon.”

Pressing Matters Magazine

“The Book Block is an excellent publication in form and content.”

Duarte Azinheira

Publishing and Culture Director
of the Portuguese Press–Mint

“A literally Grotesque typeface! Half Geometric, half realistic, echoing barks from the 19th century. A perfect freak! Buy and use it!”

Aprígio Morgado

Professor at ESAD-IPLeiria

“If you make, have made or want to make books, this is a must-have in your book shelf.”

Stefan D’Andrea

Professor at Karlsruhe University
of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, Germany

Itemzero Studio


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