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If it aint broke, don't fix it!
on 31 March 2011
I was so looking forward to getting and reading this Tintin book - a book I used to have years ago. On opening the book I was so shocked and dissapointed, since the new publisher of the Tintin books - Egmont, have changed the paper used in the books. With past publications, pages used to be of a matte paper in which the colours were strong and vibrant, whereas this book used a smooth glossy type paper, which made the colours seem pale and faded - not a good look. The other thing I noticed was the typeface used in the new book. For the record, the hand drawn typeface (by Neil Hyslop) that used to be used, was strong and striking had now been replaced by an uncomfortable mediocre italic typeface in which the kerning and spacing was completely messed up - uuuuurrgghhh! Not a good look.
As a consequence of these awful 'additions', I am giving away my book to a charity shop and will instead look to try and get hold of second-hand but traditional Tintin books that were previously published by the likes of Methuen, Mammoth and Magnet respectively.
You have been warned...