Ryerson Publishing Program

Book Design Thoughts, Part 1

I did something noteworthy last night: I attended the first class in the last course I need to complete the publishing program at Ryerson. It’s a course on book design, and it looks like it will cover a lot of…

Imagining a Book from the Ground Up

My most recent work at Ryerson has left me in a tizzy – a midterm and an assignment due for the same class on the same day. I think I did well on the midterm, but the number crunching on…

Thoughts on Fonts

This Monday’s book production class focused on typography: the history of typefaces, typographic terminology, and design principals to keep in mind when working with typography. In particular, our teacher hammered home to us this fact when dealing with different varieties…

Another Monday Morning

Today is Monday, and we should all know what that means: another day of class at Ryerson. This term, I’m taking a course in book production, so I shall soon be introduced to the fascinating world of paper stock, binding…

Publishing and Digitization

I’m studying part-time at Ryerson University in the Certificate in Publishing program offered by the Chang School. Currently, I’m taking the mandatory overview course on educational publishing, and finding that particular part of the industry to be very different from…