How to Build a Better Ellipsis with Adobe InDesign including rules for use of ellipsis, and how to construct a flexible ellipsis in InDesign
Old John Baskerville and the Birth of Modern Printing Paper, where we see that the influence of technology can work to advance arts or retard them.
Book Design to Sell: 5 Book Interior Page Layout Mistakes to Avoid. With Laura Cross, Joel Friedlander’s tips to make your book interior look more professional
Authors: Wondering How Long Your Book Should Be? Although different genres have different expectations, a really good book can be as long as it needs to be
8 Drop Caps For Chapter Openings in Adobe InDesign with variations you can use in your own books to lend a decorative air to the beginning of your chapters. Drops, stand-ups, hanging indents, artwork, there are lots of variations to use.
When Is a Book Review Not a Book Review? Sometimes you have to ignore the design of a book, sometimes the content. The trick is knowing when, because you can’t expect business books to always be beautifully designed.
One of the great pleasures of being a book designer is getting to work on books by my friends. There’s a unique form of collaboration that happens when I work with someone I know well, and the book usually shows the result of this process. In 1999 I had the pleasure of helping my friend […]
The typefaces we use for books are a real contradiction. They can be so quiet you just don’t notice them. But if you enlarge the letters, you can see right away that they are full of idiosyncrasies and flourishes. Display typefaces, on the other hand, announce themselves to the reader in no uncertain terms. In […]