John Berry


John Berry is an editor and typographer who specializes in complex publishing projects.  He is the former editor and publisher of "U&lc" ("Upper and lower case") and of "U&lc Online".  He is the author and designer of "Dot-font: talking about fonts" and "Dot-font: talking about design" (Mark Batty Publisher, 2006), and the editor of "Language Culture Type: international type design in the age of Unicode" (ATypI/Graphis, 2002), "Contemporary newspaper design", and "U&lc: influencing design & typography".  John has a deep and eclectic background in both editing and typography.  He has made a career for more than twenty-five years in Seattle, New York, and San Francisco as an editor and book designer. 

He writes and consults extensively on typography, and he has won numerous awards for his book designs.  He has been on the board of directors of ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) since 2000.  He lives in Seattle with the writer Eileen Gunn.


Recently published - Dot-font: talking about design (Mark Batty Publisher)

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Fri1200Basics of Book Design and PublishingThere's nothing quite like reading (or holding) a really beautiful book. The cover design, interior illustrations, type face, layout, and even paper quality all contribute to the experience. What goes into creating a satisfyingly artistic volume? How does it effect the experience of the reader? What are your favorite books?Dave HOWELL, Jennie FARIES, John D. BERRY, Kelly BUEHLER, Stephen SEGAL
Sun1000Small Press Publishing in the United States, Japan, Europe ...Some of the most exciting work in science fiction, fantasy and horror is produced by small presses. What makes a book good? Can small presses save us from degeneration? What challenges in design, production, and marketing do small presses face? Can labors of love make money?Daniel SPECTOR, Bob EGGLETON, Charles ARDAI, John D. BERRY, Kelly LINK