- A good review | Capital A Publications, LLC on Diggers, Constables, and Bushrangers: The New Zealand Gold Rushes as a Frontier Experience, 1852–1876
- An afternoon of history with a Spanish professor | Capital A Publications, LLC on Hablar en español, por favor
- A Different Era | Capital A Publications, LLC on Typefaces get noticed
- Beautiful books | Capital A Publications, LLC on The Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Collection
Author Archives: ariane
The winter issue of Overland Journal has just gone to the mailing house. The cover, though, is a bright, chartreuse-y green, brighter than anything I’ve done before but perfectly suited to the spring season.
From an oldie from Salon sent to me by Bob Clark: The art of editing is running against the cultural tide. We are in an age of volume; editing is about refinement. It’s about getting deeper into a piece, its … Continue reading
A past Capital A project, John Hutchins’s Diggers, Constables, and Bushrangers, got a good review from the Journal of Australasian Mining History (vol. 10, 2012): Hutchins’ book has the added value of clearly placing New Zealand as a small but … Continue reading
Inspired by the covers of women’s magazines, I let the subject of the cover illustration take center stage, blocking out part of the masthead. It’s a glorious image!
Here is a peek at the cover of the summer 2012 Overland Journal, which uses a scene from St. Louis circa 1874 to illustrate an article on the importance of steamboats in the overland era. The image was quite big … Continue reading
From The New York Times, a roundup of some common comma mistakes. I see these constantly on professional websites that clearly have never been copy-edited (a whole other problem!). They are really simple lessons–learn them, and give me one less … Continue reading
“A good navy,” says a French woman with short blonde hair, “is going to fulfill the role that black used to fill, because black is now launching into another dimension.” Continuing our Pantone-related postings over the last few months, this … Continue reading
I wish these amazing new house numbers from Heath Ceramics would work on my house! The black backgrounds would go marvelously with my white house’s black trim. The fonts used were developed by House Industries, a font foundry with many … Continue reading
I was surprised and delighted to see a mention of one of my projects in the latest issue of the University of Montana’s alumni magazine. (I graduated from UM in 2001.) An Archaeology of Desperation: Exploring the Donner Party’s Alder … Continue reading