Ramiro Espinoza studied type-design in The Hague and in Antwerp. There he came across the work of a lesser-known French punchcutter, François Guyot, who worked in Antwerp during the sixteenth century. Espinoza’s design combines the elegance of the historic model with contemporary efficiency. A good Italic was needed to distinguish the comments between the sections of the story. We also used swashes and embellishments, which suit the wide range of Boyd/Mountstuart’s imagination. Any Human Heart is written as a diary, conjuring the image of a printed calendar where you tear off a little note every new day. The aptly named Haus Stencil (initially designed for door numbers) gave us this look and provided a spot of color on the page.