Right-reading (adj): Having the proper orientation (used in printing)

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River of Ink: the cover

river of ink cover

This is what I’m thinking of for the cover of my new book, a selection of my essays. We’ll see if my publisher likes it.

I’m happy again to also be the book’s designer/typesetter. The image is a photo I took of the Castel San Giogio, an early castle (ca. 1400) in Mantua, Italy. Mantua is built amid lakes rather like my old home town of Madison, Wisconsin.

For the cover I darkened the water, but not so much that it is just a solid color–it still retains reflections, although that is hard to see in this image.

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Comment from Murray Bowles
Time: June 26, 2013, 7:01 pm

I like it. Have you considered NOT having “of” smaller and in italics?

Comment from xensen
Time: June 26, 2013, 8:43 pm

Yes, I’m not entirely decided on that. But the type looks a little plain without it.