JUST MY TYPE
Some sixty years ago, when learning my typographical trade as a young apprentice compositor with the Glasgow Herald (now The Herald) in Buchanan Street, Glasgow, I was occasionally involved with a senior journeyman in minor aspects of the design of a story line for your magazine.
Since, at my age, I now firmly believe in concision, I am able to say with full conviction that at that moment in time – indeed at any moment in time – mixing type face sizes, which you resolutely do in your sub-headings, would have been (and should be today) severely frowned upon. I believe that typographical credibility and enhancement will be achieved by simply ditching this style.
Also, I have noticed certain inconsistencies in the use of typefaces. For instance, in The End of Nowhere in your April issue Linda McCartney’s name is enhanced, while on in the same feature Sir George Taylor’s is not.
Despite all of those quibbles, I applaud you in your editing of this fine publication. Robert Wilkie, Glasgow