The concept of designing and binding a book from scratch was a task I’d never attempted before. There needed to be a lot more thought into sizing, paper quality, printing and binding, combined to make an end product. My mindset towards this project was to try and give the design a continuous theme, which could be used as a template for the construction.
"'DO' judge a book by its cover"
An area I struggled with was the cover. I tried to go for a simplistic design which I felt matched the interior of the book. But overall felt that a look back at a later date perhaps didn’t quite articulate the intended desire.
The steps involved in the production of this was long but rewarding. The more completed the book became, the more a finalised piece could be envisioned. Another element of this was the satisfaction gained through the numerous new techniques learnt along the way. Colour washing allowed pages to come together, whilst the initial setup of an indesign document was extensive but critical to the success.
Whilst loving to jump straight into a project, this taught me the importance of planning; without a flat-plan, colour-scheme, typeface and intent this would have been close to impossible to complete in the short 2-week period given.