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This is my first post, so I apologize if I miss some typophile-related etiquette. :)
Anyways, I need to design a book of eight theater plays. They are adaptations of kids' classics like Mary Poppins, Robin Hood, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the like by a croatian author. However, the book is not targeted (only) towards kids, but to anyone interested in making these plays come to life---actors, directors, etc---and friends of a local town theater these plays originate from. The editor would like for the book to be as inviting as possible to read.
Plays are cheerful in tone and have a bit of a rural and/or 'retro' feeling to them. There is a subtle environmentalistic message which expands through all of the plays in the book.
Williams Caslon Small is my new text font for small sizes that I did for the partial redesign (as of Sept 23) of The New Yorker. Its proportions are based on Caslon's original Long Primer size, and the shapes are based on my Williams Caslon Text (for 10-12 point), already published by Font Bureau.
Attached is a comparison of the old and new. The old was Sabon I believe at 8/8, negatively tracked, which was pretty taxing to read. Mine is set at 8/9, also negatively tracked, by 20 units. I think mine ideally shouldn't be negatively tracked more than 10 even in such a narrow column, but it still works, and is much more comfortable a read. You have to actually see this in print for a real comparison, but I'm gratified that so far it's had a very positive reception.
Thought I'd mine the knowledge of you experts for some counsel.
I'm currently on the hunt for a potential replacement for Adobe Caslon for magazine body copy.
We'd like to have something a little narrower ideally, to save space, and it would be nice to freshen up the characters. I've done what has felt like a lot of research, but have come up disappointed by the lack of Caslon-esque oldstyle faces available—especially in a useful range of weights. I think the closest thing I've come to an enjoyable solution is Sabon Next.
Anyone have other ideas or info about anything being currently worked on?
Appreciate any direction
Found this font in edition 82 of Eye Magazine and can't figure out what it is. Has a pretty unique italic. Any help would be much appreciated!
I really enjoy reading this serif, and I believe it's a Caslon, but unfortunately it does not match any digitized set I have come across. I would be very thankful for any suggestions for what might resemble this.
Sorry for the lousy image; I don't have a proper camera at hand.
My essay on revivals is now up at I Love Typography
I'm getting in a bit of a muddle with my old style figures, and wonder if somebody can clear this up for me?
Looking at the Google logo, I thought to wonder about the typeface used for it.
I am working on an Editorial project about analog creative practices, and would like to design the spreads as independent from the computer as I can get. As a student educated solely on the computer I am excited to explore these practices.
So I need to create a body of text in 9pt Adobe Caslon regular. I have looked into Chartpak and Letraset and have yet to find my exact needs.
Can anyone suggest a resource or a practice to achieve my desired result? I am also considering phototypesetting, but don't know much about it.
Any information would be helpful!
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