Typesetting & Design

Typesetting - the interface between author, publisher and reader

We offer typesetting services in Western and non-Latin scripts such as Chinese, Korean, Russian and Urdu. Our typesetters flow the copy-edited text into the client’s chosen book design to create a page proof. The next stage is to enhance figures, tables and other images, take in proof corrections and, finally, create a print-ready file.

Our designers also work with the publisher and author to create bespoke books designs and book jackets.

Epic of the Persian Kings: The Art of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh, by Barbara Brend and Charles Melville (I.B.Tauris in association with the Fitzwilliam Museum)

This book catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Epic of the Persian Kings: The Art of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh’, held at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, in 2010–2011, in celebration of the millennium of the completion of Ferdowsi’s work. Bourchier oversaw the copy-editing, design and proof-reading of this beautifully illustrated volume.

Vulcan’s Forge in Venus’ City: The Story of Bronze in Venice 1350–1650, by Victoria Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge (The British Academy for Oxford University Press)

The British Academy gave Bourchier a free hand in the production of this seminal book, the result of over ten years’ research in the Venetian archives. Design and copy-editing were key tasks. In consultation with the author, the designer chose to divide the book into three sections, interleaving the 400 photographs between the main text and the monumental corpus of original documents, to create an elegant and authoritative reference volume.

Painting in Britain 1500–1630: Production, Influences and Patronage, edited by Tarnya Cooper, Aviva Burnstock, Maurice Howard and Edward Town (The British Academy and the National Portrait Gallery)

This lavishly illustrated colour volume, encompassing the disciplines of art history, material culture, social and economic history, urban and regional history, material sciences, painting conservation and pigment analysis, spanned over 400 pages, arranged in three parts across 24 chapters by different authors. Bourchier oversaw all the production processes and stages, including design – the book won an award from the Historians of British Art Book Prize Committee for its ‘stunningly beautiful format’.

On behalf of the Historians of British Art Book Prize Committee … congratulations for a volume that really stood out for its integration of formal, technical, and art-historical insights in a stunningly beautiful format.

Douglas Formham, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Virginia

Wow! The book looks ravishing. I hope you are as proud as I am because you jolly well should be.

Richard Havers, co-author, Bob Wyman’s Treasure Island