book

With your mass wisdom, please help out an ignoramus newbie. I'm looking into having a book printed, and have absolutely no clue about foil stamping cloth covers. What is meant by one vs. two or three stamps? Is this for different colors, different sides of the book, the size of the stamp? And how detailed can a foil stamp be? Is it best to stay away from fine lines, or can I pretty much do whatever I want?

Thanks,
BEH

In a kid's book cover book. Sorry for the blurry pic - any ideas?

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Books sites

I will need to do a website for a book (downloadable chapters, extras, etc.).
Anyone happens to know any good example of such a thing, from where I could draw some inspiration?
Thanks in advance.

I was hoping someone here might be able to help me ID the typeface used on this book cover. It is what "The Proust Questionnaire" is written in. Thanks in advance for any help.

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help on children's book layout

I would really, REALLY appreciate any insight you are willing to dish out. I'm attempting to put together a book of fairy tales. It's the first time I've done something on this scale, and I'm not sure if what I've put together is working or not. The book will be 6 x 9 inches. The type is Arno, 13/16.2 (the weird baseline is simply so the grid would fit the page exactly), with occasional bits of Phaeton (title page, cover, and page numbers, basically). Oh, and I'm using fleurons or whatever they're called from several different fonts for the story title decorations. Thanks so much for helping out a struggling-to-learn flunky.

BEH

Hey everyone, I have this book, Christian Theology by H. Orton Wiley printed in 1940 and I was wondering what the fonts are.

I think the cover is Gill Sans - but I'm not certain.

On the title page there seems to be something like Memphis - but again, I'm not sure.

The other serifs I just can't pick - but serifs are always what I find hardest to ID.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

Not sure about the Cooper Black choice, though...
http://www.youtube.com/user/leerestademoda#p/a/u/0/YhcPX1wVp38

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1 font 1 brand 1 letter A-Z

I am looking for some assistance in building a list of brands. This will be an A-Z list of brands but the kicker is that the type face for each brand needs to be a known type face and the idea is to have as compelling of a brand and type face as possible.
I am starting the list with

A - American Airlines - Helvetica

I have created a google spreadsheet that I am keeping the list on and have left the privileges open in case anyone is so inclined to add directly to the spread sheet.

http://bit.ly/b2ViK2

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Hyperactivitypography book

I'm pretty sure I mentioned this book somewhere in an older thread but I'll be darned If I can find it. Now there is an interactive version.

I am trying to find a book about type design focusing on the process of designing a font. That is, since the catalyst or the idea, to the first primitive sketches, through the processes of adjusting and choosing the best forms for specific letters, designing alternates, etc. I am more interested in understanding how type designers "think" than the results they achieve.

Can any one point me in some direction?
After a quick search, I couldn't find any reference to such a book in Typophile.

Thank you!

(Thanks for the replies on the original thread, opened in the wrong forum, specially about this beauty. Hoping to get some more suggestions, still!)

Hi all,

I'm currently working on a book of short fiction using Underware's splendid Dolly as the main typeface. While I don't mind it at larger sizes, I'm after something to compliment it for both story titles, and the book title as used on the cover.

I've got no real requirements other than something with plenty of character, and perhaps some stronger/harsher lines to contrast with Dolly's multitude of curves.

All thoughts/suggestions welcome!

Jez

Name of font needed. Here's the link for the book cover: http://www.cuckoodesign.com/blog/http://www.cuckoodesign.com/blog/wp-con... . I really need to know the font for just the title. Thanks for replying, eh. The pic's here, just in case you want to make sure:

. I just need the title's font. Thanks.

Take a look at this retro-style primer for the budding typographer (shame about the name): [http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Hyperactivitypography-from-A-to-Z/497306]

Selling my House Industries 10 Year anniversary book. The book is in excellent, like-new condition, although my name is written in the front. Original sleeve included. More information about the book is here:

http://www.houseind.com/objects/books/housetenyearbook

Also included is a large stack of House catalogs, from the very early days to now (a random, incomplete collection, all in good to great condition).

The book is currently out-of-print. Please make a reasonable offer for the book and catalogs. I'm assuming shipping will be $15 to $20 for Priority in the U.S.

Hey all,
this question is probably asked a dozen times before, but I did a (very) quick search and didn’t find anything relevant.

I’ve long been a big fan of fonts and typography. But lately I’m interested in learning more about it. And more specifically type design. So I’ve been reading and looking all over the internet for more info. But I’m getting a bit lost in here. So. To have a better understanding of what I’m looking for, I’m now interested in buying a good book on the basics of type design. Oh and it would also be good if it doesn’t only contains the basics, and goes even further on the more advanced stuff.

Thanks in advance,
Leo

PS: Any must-read internet links on the subject (for beginners) are always appreciated.

Can anyone suggest a good book about modernism/modesrnist principles in design that also (but not only) takes in consideration typography?

Thank you!

Hi everyone, I need some help identifying three typefaces. They are taken from the book Take A Closer Listen

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Sabon-esque book serif

Hi,

I'm trying to source the name of this font. The closest I can find is Sabon, but the K and the descenders don't seem to match.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Can anyone comment on the production quality of the 2001 "two volumes in one" Oak Knoll / British Library reprinting of DB Updike's Printing Types: Their History, Forms, and Use (details here)? How does it fare in comparison with the various other printings that have been published over the years?

It would be nice to have both volumes consolidated in a singular tome, but I'm fearful that the image fidelity is sub-par due to the reproduction processes they might have used. I read through this past thread on the topic, but there isn't any definitive report on the 2001 version there. Or did I miss it?

Thanks in advance.

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suggestion: lay out book

Hello,
i'am bulding a magazine for my graduation project. i examined variety of grid & typography books, and i'm really happy with that. i'think it's time to look at lay-out books. to learn and remember the basics and advance theories about designing layouts.

so i need some suggestions here. what is your favorite book about ,or relative, designing layouts; for magazines, books or anaything upon a grid.

and thank you for intrest.

Hello Typophiles,

Could anyone point me to any helpful resources on creating interactive PDFs in InDesign CS4? I've found a few tutorials, but I was wondering if there is a quality book/e-book written on the subject.

Thanks,
Dan

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Type ID c.1884

Hi all, this is my first post, so I hope I'm doing everything right.

My late grandmother had this book entitled "Humorous Poetry", and since there's no copyright / colophon, I'd be really interested in help in finding more about the book and the typeface used for the body copy. The book is a collection of poetry (from Chaucher and the like)... I found an archived copy of it, with the copyright date (mine has the copyright page missing) at c.1884. Can I assume this was (or close to) the publication date?

I've attached a specimen of the font and I also included a photo of the cover for interest's sake. The floral capitals and embellishments on the cover are really neat.

Thanks!

Does anyone know of a book in existence which documents type foundries' pinmarks? I thought I saw one once, but might very well be remembering a book on printer's marks or union bugs.

BriarPress.org used to have a section devoted to pinmarks which was great, but it's been down since their redesign (http://www.briarpress.org/15798).

I'm also aware of the pinmark Flickr pool, but that still isn't very heavily populated.

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Typoversity

We would like to invite you to our new book project "Typoversity."

"Typoversity" wants to get you an insight into interesting and varied selection
of projects
from the university (thesis or semester project). The focus of attention is on
typography!
Submission deadline: 15.03.2010

Attendance / Release is completely free!

Please send your suggestions in form of visual material (screen-pdf) to mail (at) typoversity.de

www.typoversity.de

I found this at a relative's house: a bound manuscript, text probably written in the 18th century, containing some Christian prayers in Hebrew and the text of Psalms. Looks to have been written by a Jesuit missionary, probably as an exercise in learning biblical Hebrew. As a specimen of calligraphy it's pretty abysmal, but it gives interesting insight into an outsider's perception of the Hebrew alphabet. The way the author (or possibly authors) structure the letters is often different from what I grew up with. Note especially the Mem, Shin, Tet and Pey. Some of the characters (the Mem especially) afforded me a minor epiphany or two about their typographic forms vs. handwritten.

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