ASSIGNMENT: Typesetting the front and back matter of a book


Genre: Academic, Performance Arts | Execution time: 3 hours | Softwares: Quark Xpress | Two colour

For this assignment, we were asked to typeset the front and back matter of an academic title on performing arts, in two colour. I decided to use a combination of various serif and sans serif fonts with different character attributes to clearly differentiate text from one another. Many italics and bolds have been used to suggest text hierarchy and facilitate an easy reading experience. I used two parallel lines in blue as an element which travels across the pages, vertically or horizontally, complementing the text and lifting it up. The contents page was a difficult part of the assignment as the book contains various levels of headings and subheadings. Hanging indentation and character styles have been used to put it together.