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I’m Nina. I edit copy, read proof, set type, and occasionally doodle.
This is a moodboard of lovely type, lettering and book design.

Some letter-doodling.

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DIY Cynicism (by Stathi_K)

betype:

DIY Cynicism (by Stathi_K)

How much does this cover design by Jessica Hische rule?!

How much does this cover design by Jessica Hische rule?!

From the National Gallery of Victoria.

Doodling greeting cards and getting high on Sharpie.

Doodling greeting cards and getting high on Sharpie.

Posted in doodling
Doodling: Editorial credo

Doodling: Editorial credo

Chocolatey calligraphy by (sorryIdon’tknowtheartist).

Chocolatey calligraphy by (sorryIdon’tknowtheartist).

Marks from New Zealand’s iconic ceramics manufacturer.
Photos from NZ Pottery Forum and Collectiques.

Scans from Bijutsukai, a turn of the century Japanese art and design magazine, digitized by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

The cover and internals of this book were also designed by Megan van Staden the 2012 Te Awa Press Young Designer of the Year.
The Book Design Awards judges noted that Megan’s "designs show a real sensitivity to subject matter and an incredible versatility", and this is evident from the samples. Each book is given a sympathetic and respectful treatment. The subject matter is interpreted typographically, and a contextual, complimentary design is created for each work.

Fiona McKergow and Kerry Taylor, editors, The Hao Nui = The Great Catch. Auckland, NZ: Godwit, 2011.
Publisher.

The covers and internals of these books were designed by Megan van Staden, the 2012 Te Awa Press Young Designer of the Year.

Laurie Bauer [et al], Q and Eh: Questions and Answers on Language with a Kiwi Twist. Auckland, NZ: Random House, 2011.
Publisher.

Witi Ihimaera, The Parihaka Woman. Auckland, NZ: Vintage, 2011.
Publisher.