Excerpted from Canon EOS M: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Jeff Carlson. Copyright © 2013. Used with permission of Pearson Education, Inc. and Peachpit Press.
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Each installment of Around the World in ePublishing looks at a different digital publication—sometimes an ebook, sometimes an etextbook, sometimes a digital magazine or catalog. With each publication we’ll examine the techniques and technologies used, the good and bad choices the designer and publisher made, and sometimes even how to incorporate the same features and effects into your own publications.
History is cruel to typefaces—especially text faces—and very few stand the test of time. For every Caslon or Garamond there are a hundred also-rans left along the road for reasons of taste, economics, or technology. The craving—and craze—for new faces has led to the revival of scores of old metal typefaces, but many deserving faces have been ignored. Here, I’d like to call attention to my top ten candidates for faces that ought to be available in digital form but aren’t. In a future column, I’ll train the same lens on display faces.
Unreadable FPO/Mockup Type
One of the most frustrating tasks any photographer, artist, or designer faces is trying to find files they know they have somewhere on their drive, but can’t remember where they put them, what they named them, or when they created them in the first place. Adobe Bridge is packed with features designed to help users find their files as quickly and painlessly as possible, but of course, Bridge can only truly help if the user knows how to manage Bridge itself.
An important aspect in the education of a designer is learning about those who came before. One influential designer not to be overlooked is Herb Lubalin (Loob-a-lin), who was one of the most prominent figures in typography and type-centric design in the 1960s and 1970s.