“Live in the leading—the spaces between the rules.”
Part 1 – Considerations before designing
I started learning typography when I was 16 – in addition to my ‘A’ level courses I had ‘Typewriting’ on my timetable. I learned to touch-type on a manual typewriter where the only font available was on the typebars, and several calculations had to be done to get a table formatted nicely. More years than I care to mention later, the situation is dramatically different.
I have a lovely 27-inch iMac so I can view double-page spreads clearly even with larger formats. I have hundreds of fonts at my disposal. And I have software – Adobe InDesign – that makes the task of designing the interior of a book pleasurably straightforward providing it is set up correctly.
There are several considerations before importing the edited text file from the publisher or author: