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Keith Houston

Keith Houston is the author of Shady Characters and the founder of He lives in London.

Books by Keith Houston

  1. Book CoverThe Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

    “Everybody who has ever read a book will benefit from the way Keith Houston explores the most powerful object of our time. And everybody who has read it will agree that reports of the book’s death have been greatly exaggerated.”—Erik Spiekermann, typographerMore

  2. Book CoverShady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical Marks

    “An absolutely fascinating blend of history, design, sociology, and cultural poetics—highly recommended.”—Maria Popova, Brain PickingsMore