# Title formatting with graphics

I am trying to achieve this look for my chapter titles:

To achieve this formatting I use titlesec package like this :

\titleformat{name=\chapter}[hang]
{\LARGE\sffamily\raggedright}{\includegraphics[height=5em]{chapter.png}
\large{\chaptertitlename\ \thechapter}}{0em}{\textbf{\textit{#1}}}

\titlespacing*{\chapter}{0pt}{0.5em}{2em}

and so far it looks like this :

Could you please help me how to achieve this ? I tried to experiment with multicols but it didn't work. Thank you very much for your help.

## 1 Answer

I optained better results without using titlesec (IMO it can't handle this particular situation, because you need to restyle the complete arrangement of the elements constituting the title) and hope that you like it though.

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{graphicx}

\makeatletter
\renewcommand{\@makechapterhead}[1]{%
\vspace*{35\p@}
\begingroup\parindent \z@
\ifnum \c@secnumdepth >\m@ne
\parbox{0.33\textwidth}{\rule{0.3\textwidth}{0.3\textwidth}}
%replace \rule in the line above with \includegraphics[width=0.3\textwidth{chapter.png}
\parbox{0.66\textwidth}{%
\raggedright \sffamily%or whatever the font is
\if@mainmatter
\LARGE \@chapapp\space \thechapter
\par\nobreak
\vskip 5\p@
\fi
\fi
\interlinepenalty\@M
\huge \bfseries #1\par\nobreak}
\vskip 30\p@
\endgroup
}

\c@chapter=6%only to reproduce your example
\makeatother

%Test
\begin{document}
\chapter{Properties of Stock Option Prices}
\lipsum[1-2]
\end{document}

Output:

• I just found out that I haven't responded. Sorry. At the time I think I was waiting for more accurate answer, then gave up and probably forgot about it. Thanks for answer, however :) – Simon Aug 14 '14 at 2:18