Aspects of Contemporary Book Design

Hendel’s book on book design is insightful and compelling. He speaks to leading designers in the industry about their process, philosophy and typography. The type choices that they made fascinate me. The designers have done their job if readers could get through the entire book without noticing anything about the texts they set. Hendel also managed to get Kent Lew to share his design of Whitman. Even though I probably will never design a book, I still find this book useful for someone whose interest is in designing a pleasure reading experience.