James Felici

James Felici has worked in the publishing industry—in both editorial and production—for more than 30 years. A veteran journalist and former managing editor of Publish magazine, he has set type by hand as well as on systems from IBM, Linotype, Compugraphic, CCI, and Magna. His books include The Complete Manual of Typography (Peachpit Press), The Desktop Style Guide (Bantam/ITC), How to Get Great Type Out of Your Computer (North Light), and contributions to The Macintosh Bible (Peachpit Press). He has written for numerous publications, including PC World, Macworld, and The Seybold Report, and has been a featured speaker at Seybold Seminars, Macworld Expo, and other events worldwide.

Articles by James Felici

Drop Cap Tips, Part 2

Be sure not to miss Part 1 of Drop Cap tips, with info on kerning drop caps and determining their exact point size (which is not as easy as you might expect). Refining an [...]

June 14, 2013 // 2 Comments

Ten Great “Lost” Text Faces

History is cruel to typefaces—especially text faces—and very few stand the test of time. For every Caslon or Garamond there are a hundred also-rans left along the road [...]

April 3, 2013 // 8 Comments

A Celebration of Hand Lettering

The last time I wrote about signage in the developing world (Go on a Type Safari, 4/1/10), I was roasted by some readers for failing to distinguish between setting type and [...]

March 6, 2013 // 4 Comments

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