Re: What is the section in a publication...

Subject: Re: What is the section in a publication...
From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 07:46:44 +1100

Geoff Hart wrote:
> John Posada wondered: <<... that describes the font, layout
> application, and everything about how the publication is designed and
> formatted.>>
> The "colophon"? That's most often interpreted to mean the page with
> publisher information, but it's also used for production details.

Thus providing me with an opportunity to reproduce
my favorite colophon of all time, from _Science
Made Stupid_ by Tom Weller (a great book that
is, sadly, out of print):

This book is set in 12-point Monotone Bimbo,
with chapter headings in Basketball Overextended.
Both faces were designed by the great Adolf
Pflupfl and are characterized by noble, full-
bodied proportions with complex, slightly fruity

It was printed by upset lithophagy on 70-lb.
Tropicana Ivory mislaid Cowabunga Slipshod
Overcoat. The ink came out of a can.

This paper is 100% unrecycled. Whole forests were
leveled, thousands of small furry animals left
homeless, and vast virgin landscapes devastated
to make this book.

-- Janice

Janice Gelb | The only connection Sun has with
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