Need a handy guide to help you keep your gadzookses and your swashes straight? Look no further than this handy glossary of typographical terms from Canva. Go to their website to get even more juicy information about alternate glyphs, kerning, and more: https://designschool.canva.com/blog/typography-terms.


If your appetite for typographical info still isn’t sated, you can always watch this animated film short about the history of typography or check out one of these excellent books on the subject:

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The History of Typography – Animated Short from Ben Barrett-Forrest on Vimeo.

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My Book Design

by Heather

As part of my ongoing training I’ve been taking courses in Ryerson’s Publishing Program, which have often entailed work on manuscripts and other written documents. But this summer I took an excellent course on the fundamentals of book design and had a fantastic time learning how to design both interior page spreads and covers.

For the final project students were asked create a book of their choosing, imagining it from the ground up. Because I’m fond of walking in cemeteries and photographing the beauty I find in them, I proposed a book about the cultural history of several Toronto cemeteries.  Here’s the front cover of my final project:

If you’re interested in seeing more, you can find the rest of my project at these links:

Please bear in mind that the contents of these pages are design examples only and contain placeholder text, not actual content. You can find out more about my Necropolitan Toronto design project below. [click to continue…]