This is the first of a series of monographs devoted to the educational advancement of book design, manufacturing, and publishing sponsored by George McKibbin & Son. In this title, Tedesco, art director of Grosset & Dunlap, discusses the relationship between type and illustration, focusing on the harmony that must be established to make the two a cohesive unity. As he notes, “A sample page should be set up and studied and, when correct, it should be given to the artist so that he can adapt his color and weight of line to the particular type selected so that a perfectly harmonious page of type and illustration can be achieved. However, a typographer might wish to work in reverse, and knowing the color and weight of line the artist uses in his illustration, he could select a type which would harmonize with it.” Covered concepts include the distribution of illustrations; playing with layouts; photographic and humorous illustrations; reduction of illustrations; issues with redesigning; modern book jackets; selecting type to fit the mood of the artwork; considerations for color breakup; binding dyes; color lithography on bindings; as well as type and decoration. Also included is a separate spread introducing this monograph series.