It was the ’80s, and desktop publishing was just starting to take off. Bringhurst felt the sudden availability of digital fonts would overwhelm any inclination toward rational design and cause typographical chaos. He did what any perfectionist would do: write a book.
How do you unify a collection of essays by twenty-five different contributors (plus an introduction by the editor)? First, acquire pieces that fit the central theme of the anthology. Next, focus on bringing harmony to dissonant writing styles in the copyediting stage. Lastly, bring visual cohesion to the manuscript by establishing a uniform aesthetic. This […]