User Design, Illustration and Typesetting

Front cover photo of the book: Punctuation..? by User Design, Illustration and Typesetting. ISBN 13: 978-0-9570712-2-3.

Punctuation..? book design

We wanted to make a short book to communicate the importance of understanding punctuation to young people, and more specifically for reluctant teenage readers. So we designed, illustrated, typeset and produced this clean and airy book. We used a very fresh, smooth and nice-to-touch light cream paper, and used squareback binding so the book lays flat without needing to be held down. People may use the book on a desk, and at the same time, may want to write or refer to another book. This book has been mostly positively reviewed, more than 80 times, and features stunning text and image structures.

Page 1: Contents page.

Pages 12 and 13: Inside spread for the colon punctuation mark.

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Apostrophes, commas, brackets, etc., form the bulk, but there are some nice cultural additions, such as guillemets and the interpunct. Unlike most books on grammar and punctation, this one is friendly rather than curt and preachy.
Andy Polaine Founder and publisher The Designer’s Review of Books