QUOTATION MARKS

"Printers are educated in the belief that when men differ in opinion, both sides ought equally to have the advantage of being heard by the public; and that when truth and error have fair play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter; Hence they cheerfully serve all contending writers that pay them well, without regard which side they are of the question of dispute."

B. Franklin


"Anyone who would letterspace lowercase would steal sheep."

Frederic Goudy


"Letterpress printing with hot-metal type connects us with the printers of the past four centuries, who, trained in the “Black Arts” created books that set the standards for the future."

SV


"Printing with photopolymer plates is not letterpress printing."

SV


"Two constants reign over the proportions of a well-made book: the hand and the eye. A healthy eye is always about two spans away from the book page, and all people hold a book in the same manner."

Jan Tschichold


"There is no such thing as “setting” type on a computer—you enter characters which are then displayed on a screen. Knowing how to make the type look good on paper creates a typographer."

SV


TEN COMMON MISTAKES IN THE PRODUCTION OF BOOKS

  1. Deviant formats
  2. Inarticulate and shapeless typesetting
  3. Opening pages without any initial
  4. Lack of form
  5. White, and even stark white paper
  6. White book covers
  7. Flat spines on bound books
  8. Gigantic vertical lettering on spines
  9. No lettering on the spine at all
  10. Ignorance of or disregard for the correct use of small caps, italics and quotation marks
JT


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