Straightforward and clean, clear and precise, this book suits its purpose exactly. It explains various typographic systems (axial, radial, etc.) by defining them and illustrating how they work.
Typographic Systems works equally well as a learning tool for the uninitiated and a source of inspiration for more experienced designers. Each system is complimented by several examples, all of which help to demonstrate how the same information can be organized in completely different ways to convey varying priorities and achieve dramatically different visual effects.
Even the book’s simple cover serves as a useful reference tool. Tidy icons effectively demonstrate each system in a mere square inch of space.
Using limited type selection and an even more limited color palette, this book is an illustration of how much can be accomplished with little.
That's inspiration in itself.