I’ve been spending the better part of the last two weeks revising Erekos for its print release in September, and dealing with the vagaries of what font, leading, and kerning to use for a trade paperback edition. It’s fun, but also frustrating.
So in the midst of all my font work there, it was a delight to spend an hour on the phone with the artist who’s doing the cover for Natania Barron’s Pilgrim of the Sky (coming December 2011!), geeking out about fonts, font families, and decrying James Cameron’s use of Papyrus.
You know you’ve found your font soulmate when you go “Okay, so go on DaFont and look up this one font, it’s called Butterbrotpapier, and…” and your artist goes “OhmiGOD, I have that one, I love it, I use it all the time!” and you both sigh happily at the thought of semi-distressed old-fashioned typewriter faces.
Book design is fun.