Just Your Type

Type, design, writing and other funny stuff


Forward vs foreword

As book designers for independent authors, about one in twenty manuscripts we receive starts with a "Forward." That makes sense because at that point it's the only direction you can go in the book, unless you want to read the title page again. The problem is that it...

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Mean what you say

I'd love to think the Flat Earth Society has a great sense of humor. More likely, they have more interest in being provocative than in being correct. And they don't read their own posts much, or the one above might not have hung around as long as it did. Now, if you...

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Dot… dot… dot…

So I was thinking… how fast can I introduce the improper use of the ellipsis? Not bad, eh? Just three words in. It's not curing cancer. But I'm a print book designer for independent authors. When your book goes out into the world, there are thousands of picky people...

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Who's this guy?

"Mick" is Michael Campbell, a book designer, graphic artist and writer. His humor column, The Dumpster, closes every issue of Food & Spirits Magazine. Author of Are You Going To Eat That?, and the new 2017 book of seventy hilarious all new essays, Of Mice and Me.
A singer songwriter too. New CD My Turn Now is available now!