Standing at the beginning: Initials, Drop Caps and Initiums.

Also known as an initial, drop caps are a way to guide the reader through the text, while also adding decoration, style and character. Medieval scribes would use ornate letters to begin new sections of their work. Historically, they included illustrations inside or alongside the typography. The word Initial is from the Latin initialis which means … Continue reading Standing at the beginning: Initials, Drop Caps and Initiums.

Herb: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Cannabis book cover by Laurie Wolf, Melissa Parks and Bruce Wolf

5 Books About Marijuana

Canada is now 420 friendly. Recreational marijuana has been legalized, which means there's a whole industry waiting to blow up and change the world. For the better, or worse? Well, that's for you to decide. Here's five books featuring Mary Jane as the protagonist that will help you become better informed about weed.     … Continue reading 5 Books About Marijuana

Book cover of Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

Spooky Story, Clever Design: Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

On my weekly trip to the bookstore, my mind was focused on horror. The first week of October has been rainy, temperamental and moody - perfect for my Halloween spirit but not so perfect for my social life. Ah well. I didn't have to shop the stacks for long. I immediately spotted the interesting shape … Continue reading Spooky Story, Clever Design: Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix