What is book design? documenting my learning process
I began by thinking about different types of book form and planning how I would creatively record my progress as a book designer. These ideas then evolved during the course into a series of ‘sketchlogs’ to complement this blog for my final submission.
Sketchlog 1 Books cover
Sketchlog 2 Design and Designers cover
Sketchlog 3 Typefaces cover
Sketchlog 5 Greed Game cover
Sketchlog 6 A to Z Experiments cover
My Learning Log and Blog
Mindmap of Book Design History
Little Black Fish by Iranian political author Sadek Chubak Influen
Mindmap of my influential books
Then I considered the types of books that I like or have influenced me in the context of the history of book design.
See Influential books
See History of Book Design
Creative design process
Diversity – women and men all look like different individuals (though women and men are still stereotypes in the isotopic symbols.
Diversity within the same colour
Groups are distinguished, but also people in groups can be different.
Duplicate multiply. This has the most of my mother’s expression, but my earrings.
Linear burn and adjust brightness and contrast. This is the most mixed of the images.
Linear dodge. My mothers hair and mouth with my eyes. Looks dreamlike.
Hard mix. My eyes and my mother’s mouth. Looks young and interesting.
The creative design process, and my first project on identity. At this point the model was a linear one – this was subsequently revised as my creative process evolved.
Creative Design Process: workflow
My Creative Design process: Identity
My Fanzine Title
My Fanzine P1
My Fanzine P3
My Fanzine P4
My Fanzine P5
My Fanzine P6
My Fanzine P7