Just sent, re a book that I redesigned twice, and whose trim size changed midstream: Dear [X]/[Y], I’m not sure whose query this is on the design approval memo, but in answer to the question of whether the castoff (352) is “shorter now because of [larger]-size,” uh, yesish. I managed to make the [smaller]-size design […]
Clever Francis visited Philadelphia recently and found a lot to write home about. Straight quotes are bad enough, but a six-dot ellipsis? That’s a little too much Philadelphia Freedom for me. Now go see the picture that goes with that.
If you liked the Heidelberg porn from a while back, you may also enjoy this charming short film by Chuck Kraemer about Firefly Press in Somerville, MA. It has moving people and voices in it! It’s hosted at the Web site of portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman. There’s also a higher-resolution version (17 MB; but don’t […]
While searching for something completely different (isn’t that always the best way to find things?), I just stumbled across this hilarious three-year-old post by Teresa Nielsen Hayden at Making Light: Interesting misinformation. They call themselves Back Yard Publisher, but I prefer the page’s title tag: Publishing Your Manuescript. Their motto is good, too: Remember! There’s […]
Résumé Font Offends Employer More typography reportage from the Onion: Alpha-Bits Now Available In Serif Font (July 14, 2004) Helvetica Bold Oblique Sweeps Fontys (August 29, 2001) Corporation’s New Logo Changes Everything (September 8, 1999) Area Client Would Like A Different Font (July 29, 1998) Ünited Stätes Toughens Image With Umlauts (April 30, 1997) Fontly […]