HomeTagTag: Book Design


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It feels a long time since my first post about this project which I am going to say is because I was spending time on the project rather than blogging about it. This is a good thing as I usually procrastinate by blogging rather than doing work but I have learnt to force myself to get into work even when I don’t feel like it, not that it was needed for this project so much....


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Before you look at the book, just watch this video of people’s reactions first! Watched it? Now scroll down… 🙂                         I’m a bit book mad at the moment (Thanks to a new project – more on that later!), but Tree of codes is no ordinary book! In fact it was described by many printers as “the book you want to make just cannot be...


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A new project – I’m on the last two projects of my first year at Uni! Where did the time go? Eeeek! This project is right up my street – books & graphic design! We were assigned a book and group to work with 2 weeks ago. As a group we had to read, analyse and de-code the book. My group was given ‘Woman on the edge of time’ by Marge Piercy; 400 pages of...


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Maria Fisher’s ‘Traumgedanken’ project proves that books can be beautiful (well, I thought so anyway)… Mmmmm 🙂 Great little detail here – a lovely balance of black & white complimented by pastel coloured threads! Traumgedanken means ‘thoughts on dreams’ in German (if you’re wondering) and I think it’s beautiful!


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So yesterday afternoon I continued on adding to my series of books (which I still haven’t named yet! – I must get around to this soon!) Last week I did not take pictures of anything but I can tell you that I decided to have a go at making a hardcase japanese stab bound book so I was making my hard covers! Yesterday they were nice and dry and ready to be bound, so I pierced...


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This is an extension to the post from earlier this month! I added the last of the requirements (a non-photographic image e.g. a scanned image) to my designs and played about with them until I achieved an effect that I was happy with…. Ta-dah! These are only print screens which is the reason for the bad quality, sorry! Today we are having a critique in class so hopefully I will get some interesting feedback….


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This project is nearly at a close now, with the deadline looming (like it seems to be for just about everything!) I have some work to show! Basically the brief was to create a book cover in the style of the classic Penguin series, using 3 randomly wikipedia generated subjects. My 3 subjects are: Telephone, New York City and Madison. We then had to search for a life source image and along with 2 other (1 photographic...

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