Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Oh Palatino

So I just started signing my contract for University of Minnesota Press, for Hyperobjects. The guidelines stipulate that the manuscript be in Palatino. This will be a big trip down memory lane for me.

Palatino was the font (or rather, typeface, if you want to be accurate about it) that I used for my dissertation and for my first book manuscript, on Shelley. After that I switched to Times New Roman and then, with The Ecological Thought, to Gil Sans. (Very interesting book about its progenitor has just come out.)

In the days when I didn't have a great computer, Palatino always seemed quite posh when I got to use it. I wrote most of the Shelley book in one of the computer labs at NYU.

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