… like The Mountain Witch, this book is a triumph of Joshua Newman’s design, which somehow manages to combine occasional bold-face, sidebar/footnotes, and ragged-right margins into a clean, evocative look that is appropriately “Japanese” without being Orientalist or fey.
What’s particularly nice about this is that one of my design goals was to explicitly avoid Orientalist, Legend of Five Rings stereotypes and draw from my love of actual Japanese art.
Lots of this:
and a little bit of this:
And Kenneth was nice enough to notice.