Christopher Burke (design writer)

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Christopher Burke (born 1967) is a British writer on typography and a typeface designer.

Burke worked at Monotype before earning a PhD in Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading in 1995.

From 1996 to 2001 he taught at the University of Reading, where he planned and conceived the MA in typeface design.[1]

He is probably best known for his 1998 book on the typographer Paul Renner.

Burke's typefaces include Celeste, Celeste Sans, Parable and Pragma.[1]


  • Burke, Christopher, Paul Renner: The Art of Typography, Hyphen Press, 1998. ISBN 978-0-907259-12-1
  • Burke, Christopher, Active Literature: Jan Tschichold and New Typography, Hyphen Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-907259-32-9
  • Neurath, Otto (edited by Matthew Eve & Christopher Burke), From Hieroglyphics to Isotype: A Visual Autobiography, Hyphen Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-907259-44-2


  1. ^ a b "Hibernia Type". Archived from the original on 2012-04-13.

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