The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea

The finest book cover illustration I’ve seen for this slim, timeless, moving book, wrapping around the back cover and even into the back flyleaf.  Oddly, there is no mention of who designed the jacket.  The colours and lines are marvelous.And that font!...
Finding the font

Finding the font

A key aspect of designing a dream website is finding the right fonts. As with colour selection, I aim for visual beauty in keeping with the spirit of the site, reinforced by names reflecting its purpose. Having sifted through several thousand fonts (truly), I found...
September mornings

September mornings

When I set up WritingRedux, I created a category, Just My Type, to celebrate beautiful fonts. This is the second one to feature its own post. I’ve sifted thousands of fonts and have discovered that 80% of those I zoom in on happen to be scripts. My heart clearly...
Autumn mornings

Autumn mornings

Romanian Furrow is an account of months spent living and wandering in Romania in the early 1930s, learning Romanian and helping with the harvests.  First published in 1933, it captured a world soon to be trampled by the juggernauts of war.  A lyrical account of rural...

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