Other Projects

Arabian Nights

  • Andrew Lang’s 1898 version of 1,001 Nights
  • Done with InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop CS3
  • Arabic text typeset using individual glyphs

From 2006–08 I taught regular classes on InDesign at the Multimedia Lab at the BYU Library. One of my classes focused on using InDesign to typeset and layout a full book. I generally had my students work on Aesop’s Fables or something else in the public domain from Project Gutenberg. After months of throwing away temporary example InDesign projects, I decided to finally complete an actual book.

So, I typeset Andrew Lang’s 1898 text of Arabian Nights’ Entertainments since it was relevant to my other passion, Middle Eastern Studies (the book’s classic Orientalism aside :)). I was able to use Arabic type in both InDesign and Illustrator with the standard version of CS3 (not CS3 ME) by using a cool little trick I invented.

Get the book from Lulu or download the PDF for free.