Monday, 2 May 2016

@Alan [Major Project] 52: 'Making Of' Progress 01; Early Feedback?

Here are a few pages of my Making Of; all but the cover page are to be treated as double-page spreads. I'm uploading these few pages now in hopes of receiving feedback regarding layout, colour, use of font etc. to hopefully avoid having to make massive changes later. While I wait for feedback, I will continue the Iron-centric portion of my Making Of, alongside my other work.

1 comment:

  1. Why not overlay the script directly onto the background, so make the text white against the coloured background. Personally, I don't like the 'smaller white page' on a 'bigger purple page' decision, because it doesn't feel like an integrated book. Personally, I'd rescale the 'white pages' so that you're only left with a purple strip at the top of the page, which is where you put your headings and subtitles etc. I find the current layouts a bit 'bitty' - lots of small images on a small page with a purple frame around it. I think it would look stronger and more sophisticated if you were to allow your existing pages to just 'be' full bleed pages in their own right; better still would be to use the purple background and the title as a page in it's own right, followed by your content pages as 'full bleed' pages in their own right - so you use the purple pages as 'intertitles' with the section heading centred in the middle, so the title 'Iron Colour Development' on its own purple page, following by your existing content pages as 'full bleed' white pages. For me, the current design is looking a little too 'A Level' to me - A4 pages stuck on coloured sugar paper (and not in a good way!).

    So purple title page followed by content, followed by purple title page followed by content, and so on. Obviously, you might find ways of varying your rhythm throughout the various sections, but just try and avoid cutting everything up into smaller and smaller 'boxes' on the page - that's what is making your examples feel 'bitty' to me.