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January 8, 2008

New Font on Front Cover

Last night, I spent several hours digging through various fonts trying to come up with a more interesting font for the cover of my best-selling book Killing Strangers. This is what I came up with. You can see the previous font on the right side of the screen. I'm looking for some feedback on this. Please post any thoughts in the comments.

Update: I have a new one now. The font above is a typewriter font. Thoughts?

Posted by Rob Kiser on January 8, 2008 at 6:42 PM

Comments

think it is better, but maybe not quite there yet

Posted by: jeff on January 9, 2008 at 12:46 PM

I think I like the first one best

Posted by: Alice H on January 11, 2008 at 11:30 AM

"Nowadays, even nonprofessionals take an abundance of typefaces for granted. My computer includes about 100 English-language fonts, many of them families encompassing multiple weights—Baskerville in bold, bold italic, italic, regular, semibold, and semibold italic, for instance—and all available instantly. Basic cultural literacy now demands at least a passing familiarity with typefaces: witness a November episode of Jeopardy that featured the category “Knowledge of Fonts,? with correct responses including “What is Helvetica?? and “What is Bodoni?? A thoroughly entertaining (really) documentary called Helvetica, tracing the rise and fall and rise of the 20th century’s most ubiquitous typeface, played to sold-out crowds on the film-festival circuit last year."

Posted by: dynamist on January 12, 2008 at 6:39 AM

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