if there’s one book out there that seems to answer all my typographical questions it has to be Tekstwijzer (text guide) by typographer Karel F. Treebus. Treebus wrote a few books including Symbolenwijzer (symbols guide). all books are incredibly extensive and show thorough knowledge of the typographical field. Symbolenwijzer covers thousands of symbols: from mathematical symbols to cartography, from hieroglyphs to everyday symbols like washing instructions. unfortunately the text is dutch only.

Drukwerk in de marge just wrote a post on their website saying it has been reduced in price (a lot!). it was 40 euros and has now been reduced to a mere 12.50 euro. can somebody get me this for christmas? :-)