So there is this video circulating from the Build conference where Typekit's Mr. Brown gives an absolutely heroic rational for not just picking font sizes with a dartboard app and its well worth watching and listening closely to, although I'm in a loud car on Amtrak now with Leon Russel's "I'll put a spell on you" blasting me along to a date with the brick maps of NYC.
Back in Tim's presentation, he shows one of Aldus' pages and points out how the type and illustrations match in intensity, by design. Well, I know they do, and the page Tim shows, shows this more than many of the pages of the same book. Is this truely a design choice, or is this a production issue?
e.g. I know, for sure, from my own era of letterpress and lithography, that big contrast between the largest and smallest areas of black is a serious inking issue that brings either a failure of blackness of large areas, an over-inking of the type, or addition cost from separate runs for each part.
This is after all why we love Figgins, n sleep with his book under the pillow. Anybody got any idears in this area? Is there a thread on this here?