By Danny Garrett, Austin, Texas
The first page of “Princess April Morning-Glory” is a proper title page, listing the title of the book and its author, Letitia Fairbanks. This page constitutes the formal opening of the book. Simple and direct, we are invited to explore the book and are introduced to the author’s inspiration for writing it.
The Title Page has two main principal elements: the first, a vertically-biased rectangle heavily outlined in black and itself outlined with a thin red line; a border motif of morning glories, vines and leaves; the second principal element is heavily-serifed “Old English” calligraphy that imparts the author’s information succinctly. Though somewhat formal, it is nevertheless inviting and heralds a line work motif that is used throughout the unfolding narrative. Notice the especially crisp and tight lettering on the title page, with gold leaf occupying the space between the running floral motif and the heavy border. Very effective in setting a regal tone.