Call for Papers: Book 2.0
Volume 1 issue 2: Type Writing

Aims & Scope

Book 2.0 is a new, interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal which publishes articles
and reviews on historical and current developments in book creation and design,
including the latest advances in technology and software affecting illustration,
design and book production; it also explores innovations in distribution,
marketing and sales, and book consumption, and in the research, analysis and
conservation of book-related professional practices.

Book 2.0 aims to provide a forum for promoting and sharing the most original and
progressive practice in the teaching of writing, illustration, book design, book
production and publishing across all educational sectors.

Article Submissions

The relationship between author and printer is often apathetic, sometimes vexed
and occasionally inspired. Most writers know little about typography; for them
it is not the printing but the getting into print that matters. On the other hand,
some take a great interest in how their words are presented and work with the
typographer to ensure that the quality of their text is reflected in the visual
manner in which it is served to the reading public. Balzac, Blake, Graves, Huxley,
Shaw and Woolf all understood the inextricable link between type and writing.
Volume 1, Issue 2 of Book 2.0 will explore the link between the typographer
and the writer of words, be their texts literary, commercial, instructional or
inspirational; whether produced by a professional writer, graphic auteur or the
casual passer-by who has simply given form to his thoughts.

We are inviting articles written to the theme of Type Writing. The topic may be
interpreted either in an historical or contemporary context; discussed not only
from a technical but also empirical perspective; may be explored either from an
applied or theoretical standpoint; and the effects of the digital present can be
considered and the unknown future predicated. Book 2.0 also welcomes examples
of the most pioneering and inspiring writing, book-making and practice-based
research by book artists, illustrators and authors on the theme of Type Writing.

Deadline for submissions 30 November 2011. Potential contributors should send
a 200–word abstract to the Guest Editor: Dr Caroline Archer, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design at Birmingham City University.

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