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Tue, Mar. 7th, 2006, 04:50 pm
...and then I said to her, "But darling, that's not sour cream!"

Oh. Er . . . Hello!

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.

Front cover

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:

Table of contents

Page 1

Pages 84-85

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.

Tue, Mar. 7th, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)

Looks beautiful, Luis. I'm very much looking forward to this book, and I know that my reading experience will be enhanced by your design skillz.

Sat, May. 13th, 2006 09:53 am (UTC)

Very, very nice, Luis.

I received my copy of IMPOSSIBLE STORIES and was quite pleased with the look of the book. Damn fine job there.

On fonts, have you ever used Caslon as an interior? I'm considering using Caslon No. 224 for the pages of a chapbook. Thoughts?

(OH, and good to see you sorta posting!)

Sun, Aug. 6th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)

Thanks, Gabe! The next Zoran book will be set in (vanilla) Caslon, even though it's not really my preferred typeface. I'd use Sabon or Fournier, my favourite fonts to work with, but unfortunately they lack some of the characters I need, not to mention Fournier would probably be too whimsical for Zoran.

Sun, Jan. 18th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
peterpendragon: B. J. Bayley

I just did a Live Journal search on Barrington J. Bayley, and a total of two names came up: yours and mine.

Congratulations on your good taste.

Of course if you're a Moorcock fan, you are more likely to have heard of BJB, as Moorcock promotes his work enthusiastically. Unfortunately, this seems to have been lost on most readers, particularly in the States.

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