Designing an eBook has to be done with a large care as it plays a very important part in legibility. It doesn’t matter whether you choose to design the book on your own or you have decided to hire a professional designer; it is important to understand all the building blocks that are basic in the making of books. Typography is the type of font that you choose to use for a page and how you choose to arrange them.
When you decide on the book size that you want, there is another very important decision which is picking the ideal font for the body of the book. Manu classic typefaces look very similar but they can have a very important effect on the way the book looks overall as well as how readable it is.
There are so many typefaces that are available for people who want digital typography and most can be downloaded at different types of boundaries within the web. Many of the fonts aren’t used for the books.
The Classical Typefaces for Books
You will notice that many of the typefaces that are used for most books are the classic typefaces. They can be traditional designs or old-style designs. The typeface designs can be traced to the printing interface meaning they have been with us all along over the years. This was at the time when printing using typeface spread widely in Germany and throughout the continent of Europe.
In Italy, the earliest type of designers and book printers were able to create most of the letterforms that we use today. Our culture has been growing for such a long time through typefaces, and this is why the typefaces have such a firm hold within the cultural history.
Typography on Different Book Pages
When one set out designing and the laying out of various pages in any of the programs that you choose to use, you always have the desire to have a book that looks as professional as possible. This can be done by following the various standard conventions as well as making the best choices.
Behind the practice of book, design is a deep history of printed books and all the amazing printers and innovators who started out before. It is hard to say for sure just how far the books will move from the models that we once knew and those that ruled the designs for such a long time. However, it is very clear that evolution and digitization of the eBooks are bound to alter typography forever.
Today, what we are seeing is a beginning of something that is bound to become a very robust capacity for the typographic design. It is however expected that the road may not be as smooth and some hurdles may have to be handled on the way.
More on typography
Anyone who has a love for fine letterforms would be totally delighted by typography as it is an amazing frontier. It is indeed a very odd medley of the timely evolution and timeless traditions in the technological progress that we see all around us.
Typography in 1967
In the year 1967, Emil Ruder, the iconic pioneer of typography wrote Typographie: Manual of design. He made everything so clear starting from texture, weight, color, legibility, spacing and also heading. The book has 19 chapters which are illustrated so well in red, yellow, blue and black and white. Here, the author shares his experiments and his studies. So many decades later, the book is in the 6th edition, and it is still as timeless as a stronghold of all the typographic innovations seen across eras and generations.
Cultural Connectives in the year 2011
This is an age where the Middle East is encountered so many times, especially in the diets. However, the kind of knowledge that people have regarding this region is still impoverished amidst the limited, reductionist and one-note portrayals. There are very few people who understand the culture of the Arabs with their rich, layered multiplicity and vibrant language. Cultural Connectives comes on to remedy the cultural bridge by a typeface family which is done by Rana Abou Rjeily which brings the Latin and Arabic alphabets together and also foster a whole new understanding of the culture.
It is illuminating and minimalist, and within the pages, you can get all sorts of rules about Arabic writing, pronunciation and grammar of English. This is a typographic harmony that is used as a vehicle so as to understand the ancient culture much better from the standpoint of the western world.
The Elements of Typographic Style done in 1992
This is a book done by a Canadian typographer, translator, and poet called Robert Bring Hurst, and it can be considered to be the typographer’s bible. Some decades later, this book is still prevailing as a very ambitious guide to typography at the same time giving us information on typography. It has been referred as the finest book that has ever been written about typography and It covers everything from rhythm, proportion, counterpoint and alphabetic symbols.
In the pragmatic guides lies the most compelling guides and some philosophical insights regarding the role that is played by typography in communication, society, and visual couture.
Thinking with Type
Use of typography as visual communication has been evolving in a very rapid manner and in a rather radical way; we are shifting from the print culture and embracing the screen culture. However, regardless of all this, there are foundations of visual eloquence and typographic creativity that has remained so fundamental. These are the things that are explored by Ellen Lupton in this book. Here, you get an insight of latest sheet styles for print and also the web. It also covers originality by following rules and how to break some in the most creative manner.