Archive for April, 2013

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@ 6:15 PM on April 11, 2013

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Around the World in ePublishing with Pariah Burke – Adobe Illustrator – The Early Years

@ 5:43 PM on April 11, 2013

Despite the design mistakes, which are mostly concentrated on the Credits page, Adobe Illustrator: The Early Years is a publication that belongs on your iPad. If you’re a fan of Illustrator or the Desktop Publishing Revolution, the book, though thin, contains lots of historical imagery, video, and commentary from the people who were there during the early years of Adobe Illustrator. For those producing digital publications for themselves or others, this scant 138 MB book is a beautiful example of digital publication layout and restrained use of DPS overlays.

How Many Spaces After a Period? Ending the Debate

@ 3:57 PM on April 4, 2013

Few subjects arouse more passion among writers and designers than the debate over how many spaces should follow a period. If you adhere to a style manual, you’ll be hard-pressed to find one that doesn’t specify a single-space. Chicago and MLA specify one—debate ended—but the popular arguments in support of the single-space after a period (arguments I must confess to having perpetuated in previous writings) turn out to be mostly apocryphal. The single-space after a period is a simple style evolution—and it’s a fairly recent one. This leaves traditionalist typesetters like myself in something of a quandary; staunch advocates for the single-space must question whether their “classic” design work is authentic.

This article surveys book typography from the 1700s to the present. The survey is small and the examples come from various publishers in different parts of the world, but the trends revealed are, at least, a catalyst for deeper exploration. As a “core sample,” the images suggest a certain path of typographical evolution.