I'm fairly new to LaTeX, and I thought a fun project would be to create a Christmas list that looks like a shopping catalog. Something like this:

christmas catalog

How would I go about this? Any good templates or examples would be appreciated!

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    To be honest, I'd rather use Illustrator, CorelDraw or Scribus for this, as this is a rather graphical job. If you want to do it with LaTeX have a look at the textpos or eso-pic packages. Nov 21, 2014 at 16:38
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    You could place boxes with TikZ, but i agree with @uwe, a more graphical tool will be more helpful.
    – Johannes_B
    Nov 21, 2014 at 16:48
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    This is not “typography”. While TeX might do it, it excels in other applications.
    – egreg
    Nov 21, 2014 at 16:57

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LaTeX is so not designed for this kind of document. But if you must, must.

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If you are feeling generous 
I'd like a house, preferably one with architectural
design integrity, like this}}

I'd like a \textbf{Car},
preferably with four wheels.}}

A new \textbf{computer}
would be nice. (I won't need vim)}}

\textbf{Cake}, of course}}

  • You may have started one of our own Memes of Meta.
    – Werner
    Nov 21, 2014 at 17:14
  • @Werner: that's it. We are officialy in. :) Nov 21, 2014 at 17:15
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    ... "a car preferably with four wheels" :) hopefully
    – doed
    Nov 21, 2014 at 17:26

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