Cookbook typography

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 | No Comments
Cookbook typography

I love to design books, especially ones that have anything to do with food. Cookbook design can be challenging: making sure fractions are set correctly, use of metric and/or imperial measures, ingredient lists, instructions, and recipe yields, to name a few. Maritime Fresh (Nimbus) by Elizabeth Bailey with photos by Kelly Neil, was a mouth-watering delight to work on. […]

The 27th letter

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 | No Comments
The 27th letter

I’m not sure when I first fell in love with the ampersand. Probably when studying visual communications at NSCAD University when I hand painted letters using ink and brush, along with a lot of white paint to fix errors. The ampersand began as the Latin word “et” meaning “and.” This 1st century ligature evolved into what we now know […]