Playing With Titles

Planning is ongoing for future projects, and so is the play-time associated with the design of the titles. Here are three examples; which one do you like?

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I’m thinking the above works, but it begs the question: what is so important about the big E.S. (other than it fits in the middle and end)

 

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Not bad, again it looks cool, but comprehension is somewhat lacking. Then again, if you don’t know Ecclesiastes from the first 3 or 4 letters, there’s another comprehension problem. This model at least begs for a long, thin engraving on the reverse page, as you can see the spread is shaping out.Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 6.42.41 PMAnd this works as well, in that at least the change in direction does not follow in a “mid-word” crossover, like crossword puzzles. It opens the option for an illustration in the white space, or some text play, or just white space!

 

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2 Comments on “Playing With Titles”


  1. I like the second the best. It breaks up the word just enough to make us realize we don’t really know who wrote the book, we can’t assign authorship as easily as we might think, especially for texts like this one. The other two work typographically on the surface but that’s it; the middle one, on the title page, especially jars you into the mystery.


  2. Fun! I gravitate to the middle design. My mind keeps wondering if there is a way to set the title in a circle, in honor of “to everything‚Ķ” etc.


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