I’VE NOT DONE THIS BEFORE, but what the hey! To have additional information tied in with my other posts on typography, I have copied and pasted an entire article from Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings website. I have edited it so that you can read just the reviews here and move on certain books, or you can do the smart thing and click on over to Maria’s site and read the whole thing as she intended it.
WHERE DOES THE COMMA GO when it’s within a pair of quotation mark? Sometimes it’s within the quotation marks, sometimes it’s outside those same quote marks! Same with periods! And where do colons and semi-colons go? And en-dashes and em-dashes? And what about quotes within quotes? As the old man in Moonstruck says at the end of the movie, “I’m a-confused.” READ MORE
IN MY PREVIOUS POST, “robert bringhurst and the elements of typographic style,” addressed the poetry that the author brought to his lengthy treatise on the history and importance of typography. If Bringhurst’s prose did not completely hook you but at least piqued your interest in type, then read on, so that I may suggest two more books on the subject. READ MORE
EYE-CATCHING TYPOGRAPHY has always interested me, even before art classes in high school. Recently I did some research in hopes of adding some typographical sparkle to my sites. I pulled several books from the library, each of which was enjoyable to read, educational, but of little assistance: the reason being that both WordPress and the themes that I am using are limited in how many of the ideas could actually be implemented. READ MORE
EXAMPLES OF what not to do when publishing your work comes in published form all the time and I thought I would pass this one on as another note for writers. I received this bit of spam this morning and just thought that I would pass it on as a lesson in how not to write a letter—or anything else other than a title. READ MORE