Re: [PPLetterpress] Choosing a typeface
- It ain't the camera, it's the eye behind it ;-)
However, having said that, there's a BIG difference between setting
digital type with a professional app like InDesign or Illustrator
versus Publisher, et al.
Fractional line and letterspacing for example, hanging punctuation,
style sheet management, etc.
All of these are useless unless one knows why they are there, of
course, but even a great craftsman can be hobbled by lousy chisels.
Er, how many metaphors have I mixed here anyway!?
On 5 Mar 2008, at 4:20 PM, Austin Jones wrote:
> The software package is a tool. It is no better than the person
> using it.
> I see this type of situation all the time. A person will buy the most
> expensive printer, or software and expect it to be "plug & play".
> Plug it in
> and work miracles. These people call me all the time. I bought the
> best I
> could find. It doesn't do all these wornerful things. Why?.
> The problem is the nut at the keyboard not the printer or software.
- Thanks for all the suggestions, I plan to start looking at some
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "filmaker0012001" <fsmith01@...>
> I've read a couple of books on begining printing (letterpress) and
> authors usually make a point of saying how they often picked thewrong
> typeface to begin with. I was wondering how other people choose a
> typeface for their work, or if there is a book on such.