Be flexible and sweat the small stuff

The Brief

Design a book of poetry with special consideration for the conventions of typesetting verse

Trim Size

6 × 9 inches (152 × 229mm)

Learning Points

  • Centering text on the longest line

  • Harnessing OpenType features like discretionary ligatures

  • Managing text flow



Fonts Used

Mrs Eaves

Inspiration & Resources


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