Learned more about typography and page design for The Man Who Signed the City. About to start the last serious, line-by-line, word-by-word review of the content. Studying publishing platforms, which is proving to be a complicated business.
Put the last touches on an article for PAGES, published by Lane Press.
The weeks’ reading
- Daemon Voices by Philip Pullman
- APE: How to Publish a Book by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch
- Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton
- Dreyer’s English by Benjamin Dreyer
- Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
- “Press 1 to Hear More” by Molly Mendoza, Wired
- “Shouting ‘Fire!’” by Alan M. Dershowitz, The Atlantic
- “All In: The Hidden History of Poker and Crypto” by Morgen Peck, Breakermag
- “Tom Wolfe in Full” by David Kamp, Vanity Fair
- “The Stunt Pilot” by Annie Dillard, Esquire
- “Nevada by the Sea” by Geoff Manaugh, Wired
- “On the Poetic Brilliance of Bob Dylan’s Time Out of Mind by Rosie Schaap, Literary Hub
Things I looked up this week
- Definition of “prevenient.” (“Preceding in time or order.”)
- What was the Transfiguration? (Jesus Christ’s radiant appearance to Matthew, Mark, and Luke. I know little about the Bible, not having been raised in a faith and possessing almost no interest now. I am prone to irreverent thoughts, such as, “Why did God have just the one kid?”)
- Who is Bruce Mau? (I already knew—he is an influential graphic designer and thinker—but I was looking for what he has written about typography.)
- Definition of “fissiparous.” (“inclined to cause or undergo division into parts or factions”).
- Who were the Ophites? (A Christian Gnostic sect that may have venerated the serpent of Eden for conveying knowledge to Adam and Eve. “May have” because the documentary sourcing is spotty.)
- Definition of “ficelles.” (Very thin slices of French bread.)