Type Travels: Leigh Alexander’s Mona

Mona is a short story by Leigh Alex­ander with gor­geous illu­stra­tions by Emily Car­roll. The story is part sen­sual urban horror, part hom­age to the game Silent Hill 2. The story recent­ly went on sale, and I pro­vi­ded the design for the e-book ver­sions. Have a look at the design below, and don’t forget to buy a copy of the story! […Read more…]

Type Travels: The Sword of Welleran

Recently, I’ve become more and more inte­res­ted in book design and type­setting, and I deci­ded that I wanted to become better at it, and offer it as a ser­vice to other people. In the growing world of e-books and digi­tal reading, there is some­thing of a dearth of good design, and the aes­the­tics that I admire in prin­ted books have for the most part not found their way into the digi­tal realm. As an exer­cise, I’ve star­ted play­ing around with some public domain fantasy lite­ra­ture that I wanted to read anyway, such as the (early) works of Lord Dun­sany. In that spirit, I’ve recent­ly com­pleted a PDF set­ting of The Sword of Welle­ran And Other Stories, origi­nally pu­blished in 1908. […Read more…]