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  • self-publishing

Young Officers’ Mess Games

typesetting

THE BRIEF

We needed to create page layouts that visually reflected the witty, British feel of this illustrated book of games. The deliberate ironic tone of the book leant itself to the idea of a vintage Victorian gentleman’s manual – something that seemed to be quite serious, but was actually full of tomfoolery.

| THE CHALLENGE

Our typesetting team carried out a lot of research into both Victorian fonts and layouts and modern-day parodies. They explored different typefaces, font sizes and margins and tried different part-break flourishes, as the Victorians were very fond of adorning their text. They also needed to come up with font styles that would marry well with the hand-drawn cartoons that run throughout the book.

| THE RESULT

An authentic-looking, quirky pocket book full of fun.

Scroll through the gallery on the left to see some sample pages.

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