Friday, May 29, 2009

Valdemar Font in Age of Misrule

The Scriptorium is a great site for interesting fonts, but I didn't expect it would be a great site for a book review! But they spotted our use of their most excellent, most unusual font, Valdemar, on the cover of Mark Chadbourn's World's End (Age of Misrule Book One).And, thankfully, they approve of the use we put their font to:
The overall result is excellent, and it’s just the kind of book Valdemar was designed for. I also quite like the cover art by John Picacio, which is surprisingly conceptually reminiscent of the cover Howard David Johnson did for my Ysgarth RPG.
As to the book itself, I'm happy they think it lives up to its cover:
World’s End is quite an engaging read. It’s well written and fast-moving, thematically reminiscent of some of the work of Robert Holdstock or Neil Gaiman, but much more commerically written for broad audience appeal.
Thanks guys! That's a great quote! Keep up the good work that makes our work good! As you says, "A good read with a great font as part of a really appealing cover design. What more could you ask for?"


ces said...

"What more could you ask for?"

More books with great cover art!

And the source for that awesome font . . .

And a non-sick Pyr editor!

You know, I didn't think I'd like the book as much as I did, but I do.

Lou Anders said...

I like that last sentence a lot.