- uncommon foreign words
- technical terms
- book, magazine, newspaper, CD and movie titles
- TV series titles
- pieces of art, like The Last Supper
- important vehicles, like the Mayflower and Enterprise
However, sometimes an italic word looks too weak, or doesn't look right when it’s next to a roman word. Compare these two versions of text:
[below] The New York Daily News is a tabloid newspaper with a long tradition of YELLING at its readers. The paper uses lots of underlines, but cuts the lines apart to accommodate descenders and punctuation. I've never seen this technique on a book cover, but if you feel the need to create a book that yells, try it (but be prepared to be yelled at).