The Barrow

5/29/09

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?"

2 comments:

Blue Tyson said...

I am sure Mr Chadbourn will be happy to know he has broader appeal than that guy Gaiman toiling in his obscure little niche there. :)

Lou Anders said...

Yes, it is hard to imagine what being much broader would entail. Perhaps if Gaiman were elected president...