Articles by John D. Berry

dot-font: Tables of Contents

The table of contents is one of those essential pieces of any publication that gets short shrift. Some contemporary magazines go in for highly visual tables of contents, but [...]

March 21, 2007 // 1 Comment

dot-font: Importing Text

The biggest headache for anyone producing a book or any other text-based publication is dealing with imported text. It never arrives in a form that’s easy to work with; [...]

February 9, 2007 // 4 Comments

dot-font: Running Heads

Sometimes the humblest and most inconspicuous elements of design turn out to be essential. A case in point in printed publications is the running head and its frequent [...]

December 13, 2006 // 0 Comments

dot-font: Slanted Communication

Italic was originally a separate style of writing — not a complement to roman type, but a different and completely equal style of writing that originated in the papal [...]

September 13, 2006 // 2 Comments

dot-font: Ten Tips for Top Type

Type is one of the most powerful tools for communication that we have. Although most people don’t consciously notice type, they nonetheless respond to it; the way [...]

January 23, 2006 // 5 Comments

dot-font: Hermann Zapf at 87

Hermann Zapf designed his most famous typeface, Palatino, more than half a century ago. The drawings were completed in 1948, and by 1950 it was in use both as hand-set type [...]

December 12, 2005 // 0 Comments

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