The first book I designed for ABC Books, some years ago now, was Great Working Horse Stories, a book which was a bestseller thanks to its huge popularity in rural areas. Imagine my surprise when it made an appearance on music quiz show Spicks and Specks, in the segment called ‘substitute’, in which panelists have to sing songs using words of an unrelated text, and their team mates have to guess the songs. Pete Smith (voice of Sale of the Century) sang Sweet Caroline, It’s Not Unusual and Oh What a Night using the very book I had designed! The book title was set in Adobe Garamond, a serif oldstyle typeface. Adobe Garamond, released in 1989, is a digital cut of the roman types of Claude Garamond and the italic types of Robert Granjon.

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