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Interview text - indents
Commented on Thursday, 22 January 2009 - 6:09am

The indented italics works for me, but I would feel more comfortable with the page if the immediately following answer-text line weren't indented as well.
Curt Akin

Interview text - indents
Commented on Thursday, 22 January 2009 - 3:43pm

No fair. You changed the rules. I see a blank line. But, overall, I like that approach much better.

Curt Akin

Copyright symbol - spacing and order
Commented on Thursday, 15 January 2009 - 11:54am

Copyright © 2009 by colaboy
is preferred, since it satisfies the requirements of the Universal Copyright Convention.

Curt Akin

Valuable books on concepting
Commented on Friday, 19 December 2008 - 8:06am

Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual by Timothy Samara, Rockport Publishers 2007. ISBN: 978-1-59253-261-2

New Typographic Design by Roger Fawcett-Tang, published in North America by Yale University Press. ISBN: 978-0-300-11775-2

Curt...

Justification of Roman numerals
Commented on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 - 4:22pm

Can someone explain to me the difference between justified left and flush left? Where did the terms
justified left
justified center
&
justified right
come from?
What do they mean.

Justification was always...

Justification of Roman numerals
Commented on Thursday, 27 November 2008 - 7:03am

guifa: thank you. In 36 years of professional typesetting, I can't remember ever requiring a last line set other than flush left much less needing a name for it. Appreciate your response.

Curt Akin

Feedback on layout/type of Print work
Commented on Monday, 17 November 2008 - 3:51pm

In the 70s, I worked for an editor who thought absolutely nothing of calling an author at 3 in the morning to do a rewrite to fix an ugly set. Made my job of setting books for her a piece of cake--she and I both knew exactly what would pass muster;...

Feedback on layout/type of Print work
Commented on Sunday, 16 November 2008 - 4:28pm

I've no time for details at the moment, but contemplate: what is the purpose of paragraph indents? More later.

Curt Akin

Feedback on layout/type of Print work
Commented on Monday, 17 November 2008 - 6:19am

Paragraph indents serve as a visual clue for the beginning of a new paragraph WHEN NO OTHER CLUES ARE PRESENT. Thus, leading paragraphs, isolated blocks, etc do not require, and should not have, indentations; beneath subheads, no indentation.

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Hey, anyone know about screen printing?
Commented on Friday, 14 November 2008 - 5:35pm

I ran a screen printing operation back in 1972 at the same time I went into trade typesetting. Silk screening has a very great deal of voodoo associated with it; karma is VERY involved.

I'll share what I knew then which kept me busy as sole...

How to properly typeset a.m. and p.m.
Commented on Friday, 14 November 2008 - 3:26pm

Small caps.

Curt Akin

How to properly typeset a.m. and p.m.
Commented on Friday, 14 November 2008 - 5:28pm

I agree--without.

You will meet resistance to both lc and no periods. I have a customer who runs for The Chicago Manual of Style every time I make a style decision like this. CMoS goes with a.m. and p.m. So, she comes running to me waving the...

Starting own Web Design Small Business.
Commented on Tuesday, 11 November 2008 - 12:01pm

I opened an Internet Web hosting and design/support business in 1996 when it was rare to find someone who could spell Internet, much less know how to deal with it. We were profitable until we sold the business early this year. However, "profitable"...

Starting own Web Design Small Business.
Commented on Wednesday, 12 November 2008 - 10:38am

Most of our customers absolutely resisted a high-end design. It was a hard sell to convince them that a good design would really have a return on the investment--often it is simply not true

Starting a hosting service is really fairly simple....

How do I explain to a client what typesetting is?
Commented on Wednesday, 15 October 2008 - 3:59pm

The bad guy here is the editor who should have made it clear from the outset that he is an editor not a book designer. I'm not sure your client understands the role of an editor; I'm not sure the editor understands the role of an editor.

When...

choice font for print on demand
Commented on Wednesday, 15 October 2008 - 4:25pm

Whoa!

"...tends to degrade fonts int the way that several generations of xeroxing would..."

That makes me bristle. First of all: it's Xeroxing, at least if you respect trademarks and want to participate in keeping them protected.

...
choice font for print on demand
Commented on Wednesday, 15 October 2008 - 4:27pm

And Lightning press is difference from lightning source.

Curt Akin

Logo for swanky Laguna Beach seafood bar and grill...
Commented on Wednesday, 15 October 2008 - 4:47pm

This design captures the essence of what makes for a good logo--once seen always remembered. I disagree with hrant; I would leave the graphic exactly as is. If anything, I would think about softening the "W" a tad. It's a bit on the stark contrast...

Quicksand, a free sans serif typeface
Commented on Monday, 13 October 2008 - 6:50am

Nice, clean face. Thanks.

Logo and primary typography
Commented on Thursday, 2 October 2008 - 5:23pm

If your logo and its typeface are distinctive, there are compelling reasons NOT to use the face any place else. To do so merely dilutes the distinctiveness.

As Miss Tiffany suggests: it's all a matter of context, ifs, and depends.