Jan Tschichold (1902-1974) worked as a typographer and teacher in Germany, Switzerland, and England. He became internationally known in 1925 with the publication of "Elementary Typography", the first statement of constructivist graphic design principles. From 1946 to 1949 he lived in London and oversaw the typographic reform of Penguin Books. Ruari McLean, a Scottish typographer and scholar, is the author of "Jan Tschichold: Typographer" (1975). Robin Kinross is a London typographer and scholar and the author of "Modern Typography: An Introduction" (1993), "Modern Typography: An Essay in Critical History" and coauthor of "Designing Books: Practice and Theory".
Robert Bringhurst is the author of "A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World" (Nebraska 2000) and the translator of "Nine Visits to the Mythworld: Ghandl of the Qayahl Llaanas" (Nebraska 2000).