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Digital Typography and Book Design: How to Make Books Beautiful Again

Dr Adrian Heathcote.

In the U.K. and Australia book design and the accompanying digital typography, is at its lowest ebb. I show how this may be rectified by the skillful use of new techniques drawn from mathematics. By these methods it is possible to make books with all of the beauty that they once had in the hands of a Claude Garamond, a Miklos Kis, or a Christophe Plantin.


Dr Adrian Heathcote  (Australia)
Senior Lecturer
Department of Philosophy School of Philosophical and Historical Enquiry
University of Sydney

Apart from academic philosophy, I am a writer of plays, poetry and fiction.

  • Book Design
  • Typography
  • TeX
  • LaTeX
  • ConTeXt

(60 min Workshop, English)