Robert Bringhurst is the author of the quintessential typographic reference book ‘The Elements of Typographic Style’. He is also a poet, book designer, historian and linguist, living in Vancouver Canada. Robert tells us how his interest in typography began. And how typography is the cross section of all his interests. Since Robert is active in more disciplines we talk about the differences between them. We continue to discuss his views on and knowledge of the real cultural history of America and he tells us how studying these native languages makes him feel more in touch with the country he was born in. Recorded at the ATypI 2010 conference in Dublin, Ireland.