Journal Entry 2
After becoming interested in design, I started paying closer attention to the details of retail goods, advertising, etc; things you see every day and take for granted. Type choices are definitely one of those understated design elements. But bad design elements can ruin the design.
Stefan Sagmeister is a designer that does great work and I have a lot of respect for, although in a recent book called "Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century" I was distracted by the type; it didn't seem to flow well with the design. The actual layout and design was well done, but the body copy (for the intro paragraphs), was in a bold face type the looks like a more modern courier. I wonder of this was a choice made for the more "old school" look. Nonetheless, I'm sure it was a deliberate choice, after all, it's Sagmeister.
But the jacket design was very well done. And the title font and cover fonts work beautifully with the design. I can see how this would work well with the type choices for the interior, since the title font is almost like a sans courier/typewriter font.