Competition: five copies of Ridiculous Typography Rules to be won

Dezeen and Anneloes van Gaalen, author of Never Use More Than Two Different Typefaces And 50 Other Ridiculous Typography Rules, have teamed up to offer readers the chance to win one of five copies.

The 152-page book contains 51 rules about typography with quotes from designers and illustrations of each one.

See also:

Ridiculous Fashion Rules
Ridiculous Advertising Rules
Ridiculous Design Rules

This competition has now closed.

Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country. Read our privacy policy here.

Subscribe to our newsletter, get our RSS feed or follow us on Twitter for details of future competitions.

Here are some more details from van Gaalen:

Never Use More Than Two Different Typefaces And 50 other Ridiculous Typography Rules

This is the fifth book in the Ridiculous Design Rules series by Anneloes van Gaalen. This new publication is about ridiculous (or not...) rules in typography, a joy for graphic designers and everyone who has anything to do with designing texts. Like no other, this is a world that is held together by rules, which designers, of course, often take great delight in breaking. In this series, ‘ridiculous’ is a relative term, because what is nonsense for one can be an important guideline for another. In these pleasing and educational books, it is not about laying down the law.

For each of the 51 rules covered in each book, Van Gaalen refers to quotes by famous fellow designers, who either think there is something to the rule or have made a personal variation of it. Whether you agree with them or not, the Ridiculous Design books sharpen your own thoughts about the rules and the assumed truths of design, advertising, fashion, photography and the Internet. Each rule is convincingly illustrated, with the illustrations either confirming or disproving the rule in question.

ISBN: 978-90-6369-216-2
Edited by: Anneloes van Gaalen
Designed by: BORN’84
152 pages


Buy this book and others at the Dezeenbooks store
(in association with

Congratulations to the winners! Grace Carroll in the UK, Filip Zumberovic from Serbia, David Klemmer in Austria, Izabela Moskal from Poland and Valentina Puzderca from Romania.