Sunday, January 30, 2011

book design inspiration III — text pages

until studying typography, page layouts in books were things i've never thought long and hard about. you open a book, read it, the type tends to look the same. you read left to right, page numbers tend to be in the corner, and maybe the chapter name is somewhere at the top. that's pretty much it. as you can see from these examples, however, the way type is used in a books' page layouts are amazingly diverse. different typefaces are used, some fonts are larger, leading is different, the page number and chapter name treatments are different, some fonts are serif, some are sans serif (all examples include both).

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