Not much going on recently design-wise, hence the lack of updates. I spent most of last month translating for a number of Portuguese publishers and magazines, as well as editing translations of Rhys Hughes's A New Universal History of Infamy (Uma nova história universal da infâmia, Livros de Areia) and Mike Moorcock's The Fortress of the Pearl (A Fortaleza da Pérola, Saída de Emergência). I do have some exciting news on this front, but I'll save them for a later time.
For now, I'm happy to report that I'm very nearly done with the interior for In the Forest of Forgetting, a collection of fine literary delights by fantasist extraordinaire Theodora Goss, slated for release in late April or early May. Dora was already nominated last year for a World Fantasy Award (for "The Wings of Meister Wilhelm", included in the collection) and I'm very confident she'll be up for another one thanks to this book.
I already had a basic layout for the advance review copies, but I decided to re-set it completely for the first edition, with friendlier margins and the very beautiful Fournier typeface instead of the usual Sabon (my favourite font to work with). Fournier is a fantastic font, though a bit wispy at small sizes, a particularity which had me fiddle with the leading to improve readability. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it when you see it up close. For the moment, you'll have to settle for the low-resolution samples cleverly hidden away behind this LJ cut:
And thanks to the modern miracle of the internet, you don't have to wait until the book is out to sample Dora's writing. A few of her stories are available online, and I recommend you read them all so that you know exactly why you must simply have her book:
That's it for now. I hope to be able to post the full jacket design for In the Forest of Forgetting within the week. Cheerio.