Sunday, September 23, 2007

Book design

I have developed a taste for writing in the Arial font. In the past I used to like Times and around me I can see Tahoma and a couple of others that I find readable, but less befitting my own stuff. In short, I have given font some consideration, but I never imagined the consideration could be much of a point in profession, especially today. I mean, once upon a time, before word processing, fonts were a craft maybe.

The writing show features an interview with a book designer called Stephen Tiano. He explains to Paula B of the Writing show how important designing books is and spends hardly any time on covers (what I expected), but rather on choosing the right font. I liked it.

Lay out is important.

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