Project 3.1a Type Samples Sketchbook

  TASK Find as many examples of type as you can from a range of sources, including newspapers, magazines, flyers, leaflets and printed ephemera. Broadly classify them into serif and sans-serif groups. Explore your computer to see whether you have any of the typefaces mentioned on the previous page. Find other examples on your computer that relate to […]

Project 2.6 Book covers: 1984 and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Task The Jules Verne classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea has undergone many different design treatments, from florid sci-fi colouring with expressive typography, to a much cooler palette, organisation and layout in the original French. Write some illustrated notes about the visual impact of each of these four designs. (You’ll be able to view the […]

Project 2.5 10 Book Designers

Research Using a combination of library and internet sources, find an example of one cover design each for the designers listed above. Document a thumbnail image (photograph or drawing) of each cover in your learning log. Write a very brief description of each cover design and an overview of the designer. Do this in note form, using the […]

Project 2.3 Compare and Contrast

Task If you are able to, spend some time in a bookshop. Stand at the ‘Bestsellers’ section and spend time visually absorbing the covers, before choosing several books to look at in more detail. Draw thumbnail sketches and make notes in your learning log of the books that capture your attention. If you have time, […]

Project 2.2 Form and genre

TASK Look carefully at four or five books from different publishing genres. Choose genres that we haven’t talked about yet (i.e. avoid children’s books). For example, you might look at a cookery book, a biography of a sports personality, a travel guide, a work of historical fiction, a teenage film tie-in like Twilight, this course guide – the […]

Project 2.1 Flatpan

The Task Using one of the hardback books that you sourced in Part One, create a flatplan of the first eight pages of your selected book, similar to the example on the previous page. Indicate where important text and images occur, on a recto (right-hand) or verso (left-hand) page, or as a double-page spread. Indicate […]