Monday, April 28, 2008

Receding hairlines and typographic mistakes

So, I am not the only one. Christopher Phin joins the typographic soirée just a few weeks ago with this short but sweet top-ten list of common typographic errors.

You may not agree that the decimal point in prices is incorrect — (interpunct anyone?) this may be an UK convention that we threw into the bay with the tea — but his list is worth a quick read and should be committed to memory.

Note: in case you didn't notice, Phin is from the UK. They have other typographic practices that many in the US find unusual (such as omitting periods from abbreviations such as Dr and Mr), but that's OK. It's not wrong, just different.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Ned wears a square halo at the world's end

A shout out to Ned Bustard, art director for Square Halo Books, and principal of World's End Images, for kindly counting Brian Sooy as an influence in his work in design and publishing.

Ned's comments appeared in the April 2008 CIVA Seen, the newsletter from Christians in the Visual Arts, about his influences and inspiration.

Ned is very entrepreneurial, and designs the most beautiful books, and has a wonderful sense of political humor. You can see how he makes wonderful use of Altered Ego's American Spirit font.

Thanks Ned! You're a saint.