Hello, everyone! I'm on my first book layout project and I'm having trouble setting the baseline rhythm. The manuscript has a lot of blockquotes and footnotes.
Body type is set in 11 pt Minion Pro.
Blockquotes, footnotes and endnotes are also in Minion Pro, though at 9.5 pt. (I've made all three equal in size...is this sort of visual hierarchy advisable?)
These are what I hope to achieve:
- Leading for body type that is proportional to the one used for blockquotes, etc.
- Baselines that match up on both sides of the page (this is a developing country and we don't always have good quality paper)
I've tried setting tiny baseline increments I can multiply later, for example, 2 or 3 pts. I don't mind the lines so much, and I'm able to maintain proportionate leading by tweaking font sizes. However, the baselines don't match up on both sides of the page.
Any tips? I've looked through some threads about baselines in this forum, but so far I haven't encountered recommendations specifically for book design.