Specimens are boring! Creative minds don’t want to just look at pretty pictures, they want to draw their own stuff in the first place. So we talked to our friend, famous Czech book designer Martin Pecina (aka Typolenin) and he came up with a dos-à-dos sketchbook/primer with ten short texts on typographic refinements everyone should know about (small caps, case-sensitive punctuation, figures, ligatures, kerning, optical sizes, stylistic sets, swashes, contextal alternates, non-Latin scripts). Simple coloured glue binding, emboss, and pink colour. Martin’s sketches on type, your sketches of type.
You can buy it in the merchandise section.
This collection of poems blends documentary material, memory, experience, and imagination to evoke the lives of the early Black Nova Scotians, and the generations that followed. The author, Sylvia Hamilton is a filmmaker and award-winning writer, who presents a moving meditation that connects us to the African exodus. The book was designed and typeset by Andrew Steeves in a typeface Huronia by Ross Mills and printed offset at Gaspereau Press.
Described as a masterpiece in typesetting, Love and the Mess We’re In provides a 360-degree reading experience, where the reader actively interacts with the book. The writer, Stephen Marche, collaborated very closely with the publisher, Gaspereau Press, and produced a unique piece using our typeface Huronia, by the Canadian designer Ross Mills. As the publisher says: “… incredibly versatile and robust, Huronia carried this book through its many twists and turns, page after page”. Read more on the Gaspereau Press blog. The book won the highest honour for book design in Canada, the 32nd edition of The Alcuin Awards.
In this uncommon biographical book Sue Goethe crafts an alternate and apocryphal account of our relationship with the ocean. The poems navigate between myths, tales, and urban legends. The text is set by Andrew Steeves in Ross Mills’s Huronia and Jim Rimmer’s Dokument for headlines and printed offset at Gaspereau Press. The book was awarded in the 32nd edition of The Alcuin Awards, Canada’s national competition for excellence in book design.