Is there a name for the text design style of the wall art in this picture (particularly the vertical text column)? I've seen it used in certain retro-style ads, on some websites, and on the wall in the picture I just linked. [more inside]
For a three month dating "anniversary" I'd like to create a bound book of all the text messages my girlfriend and I have sent back and forth. [more inside]
My friend wrote a novel and is having trouble getting it published. I'd like to make a print copy of it for her on Lulu but I'm having trouble figuring out how to layout the type correctly. Also, I have never done this before. Help a type n00b do something nice for a friend. [more inside]
How can I extract the font and color information from an *Illustrator* file's paragraph styles and character styles? An ordered plain-text list would be great, coded CSS based on style names even greater. [more inside]
I've been asked to lay out a book for a small publisher. Aesthetically, I have a good idea of where I need to go with this. But this is my first foray into book design. What sort of application should I be using? I'd like to learn a bit about LaTex (I'm on a Mac running 10.4.1), as this seems like the most cost effective and professional route. Ultimately, I need to deliver the document in PDF format. Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated!