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Help with identifying sans-serif typeface?

I bought a book this morning and really like the typeface used in the titles. Unfortunately, What the Font has fallen short and I haven't had any luck elsewhere. Any help would be appreciated.. Most typefaces I find in similar styles have 'a's that I'm not fond of (don't like the 'circle with a straight stick' look).

Modern Beginner's Guide to Letterpress

It has been suggested, many times, that the letterpress hobby could do with a modern guide-book aimed at the absolute beginner.

I have made an attempt to produce such a guide. Aimed at the beginner who would like to start printing from home “First Steps in Letterpress” runs through the purchase, setting up and running of a table-top platen press.

It gives the beginner an idea of the range of products that can be produced using the letterpress process, and the various methods of producing them. Traditional typesetting, photo polymer and lino printing are covered.

The book has a “Reference Section” listing suppliers of everything the beginner may need, both in the USA and UK.

New Bodoni DT-Book? (Milan Kundera's Books)

Hi, I have searched the web and New Bodoni DT-Book is the closest I have come to solving this riddle: all of MK's books, when under his control, seem to be set in the same typefacte. Also, in his critical work Testaments betrayed, he mentions how critical typeface should be for an author, and how Kafka's express wishes for a tall typeface were ignored by publishers seeking to cram as many words onto the page as possible.

Cheers and thanks for helping!

Bill

Page 1: Great Expectations

an unusual typographic experiment designed to explore the relationship between graphic design, typography and the reading of a page. [it] collects the responses of 70 international graphic designers when posed with the same brief – to design and lay out the first page of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, a text chosen in part because it directly references lettering as Pip searches for clues about his family from the letterforms inscribed on their tombstone. The brief encouraged the 70 contributors to explore, challenge or celebrate the conventions of book typography. Each layout is accompanied by a short rationale explaining the designer’s decision-making process.

New Release: Maiola Book & Book Italic

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We added a new Book style with its accompanying italic to our successful type family Maiola. It is darker in colour, making reading an even more pleasant experience. Additionally, responding to customer feedback, we have also designed a whole set of symbols used to set logic. Customers who have purchased the Maiola Bundle and would like to add the Book styles, are welcome to a special offer. Please contact us, if interested.

More information on our website

New Release: Coranto 2 Headline

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The new and improved version of Gerard Unger’s masterpiece now features three new styles that have been engineered specifically for headline use. Coranto 2 makes the most of current newspaper printing technologies delivering clean, economic and highly legible text blocks combined with striking headlines. Coranto 2 introduces the addition of over 250 glyphs for a wider language support, redesign of most accents, new ligatures, 4 sets of numerals, arbitrary fractions, superiors/inferiors and more.

More information on our website

Roger Excoffon, le gentleman de la typographie: out now

Hello everyone,

The book "Roger Excoffon, le gentleman de la typographie" is out now. You may order it directly at atelier Perrousseaux website:
http://www.adverbum.fr/roger-excoffon-rault-david-atelier-perrousseaux_o...
or at Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Roger-Excoffon-gentleman-typographe-David/dp/291...

1890s type

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Hello! Long time lurker, first-time poster...

I am designing a book where I want the pages to have the feel of a book from the 1880s and 1890s. I am looking for a good typeface to use for the body copy that has a slight irregular, letterpress feel to it.

So far I have found: Old Times American
but this seems more in keeping with a newspaper or periodical than a book.

And: Archetype
which I like a lot but I am not sure whether it is from the right era

Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?

Publishing Network

Hello, I am attempting to create a logo for a publishing company. Company name is called Publishing Network. The organization is a membership based company which allows members to access multiple publications and educational material throughout the US.

Key workds: network, access, global, books, publications,

My approach has been to create a visual that conveys that message. So far, i've only concentrated on the mark. i'd love to hear your thoughts on what is working and what is not.

Thanks in advance.

(x) Typeface used in the book "Elementarteilchen" - DTL Documenta {Jan E}

Hi, I've been trying to figure out the name of this lovely Font shown below.
That's a scan of page 14 of "Elementarteilchen", english "Atomised" from Michel Houellebecq.
Seems to be a tricky font - no results with "What the font" or the like.

The "?" and the "ß" are strikingly.

Thanks a lot for the help!
David

Explorations in Typography

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Explorations in Typography: Mastering the Art of Fine Typesetting (A Visual Textbook for Intermediate to Advanced Typography) is a new book by Carolina de Bartolo with Erik Spiekermann. An extensive collection of beautiful typesetting examples that allows the student of typography to “learn by looking,” it is sure to be instructive and inspirational to anyone who sets text type.

Visit the interactive companion website at: http://explorationsintypography.com/

Specifications
:: 9.25 x 12 inches (oversize)
:: casebound with ultra-thin bookboard, so it’s lightweight despite its size
:: yellow gilded edges
:: 188 pages
:: 2 colors throughout

Key features

Are bad fonts are easier to remember?

Are bad fonts are easier to remember?

I have read some news in BBC and other news programs, that bad fonts/ugly fonts are more memorable.

All school book commonly use Times, Georgia, and other serif font, they are good font. Are bad fonts can improve studying quality for student?

>??

Thanks,
Gunarta

New Release: Pollen

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Pollen by Eduardo Berliner

This typeface finds a perfect balance between technical excellence, careful design of letter forms for extended reading, and a measured dose of charm and personality. Its informal feel allows for successfully typesetting a wide range of applications, from magazines and fiction books to advertising and websites.

Druck-help

Hello,
I´m a student and i need help with a Logo.
It is for a group of people, who fight for printed products (against e books, online newspapers etc.) This group is not real, i invented it. The Logo combines a fist and a book. Some people I asked could not see the book. I made another version in which you can recognize the book better, but it is not as aggressive as the first attempt. I want it to be aggressive. "Druck" means "Print" in german.

Can you think of a way to make the book better recognizable in the first attempt? Or do you see other mistakes I made?

Thanks a lot in advance and excuse my bad english.

A brief review of Eric Gill: An Essay on Typography (in norwegian)

I recently read Eric Gill's An Essay on Typograhy and found it quite interesting, especially since Gill connects his thoughts on typography and his craft with his whole philosophy on life. Though it is hard to agree with this man on everything, he has some interesting ideas to wrestle with, and it is interestng to read this work 80 years down the road from when he wrote it.

So that was a short recommendation for all of you who can't read my blogpost in Norwegian here:
http://hansivarstordal.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/an-essay-on-typography-market-day-handverkets-d%c3%b8d/