Saturday, August 18, 2012

The “Bill the Boy Wonder” font: chosen with care

The interior text font of Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman is Aldine 401 by Bitstream.

The book’s designer, Martha MacLeod Sikkema, told me that it was chosen “to give the page a period newspaper look, to match the dark post-Depression tone of the story. FontShop says it was designed by A. Tagliente and Francesco Griffo in 1929.”

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