|I had a lot of fun working on the logo for our publishing company. |
This is what I came up with.
|This photo shows my re-design of my Bradbury Thompson spreads, which turned out |
much more successful the second time. In this version the blue on the bottom page
is still really dark, however, and some of the fonts were hard to read.
All of this book re-designing caused me to want to take a trip to The Dusty Bookshelf downtown to get some inspiration of my own. After overworking some ideas with the title pages and table of contents I needed some new fresh ideas. The cool thing about this buy/re-sale book store is they had a great mix of new innovative books and older classics. It was a great space to find a little inspiration.
|One of the first things I noticed in this huge store was that if the book didn't |
have an interesting or eye-catching spine design it was easy to miss.
I dually noted this for my own book design.
|I loved the tabs and right and left alignment used in the table of contents of the book "P.S. I Made This"|
|Simple, but it caught my eye from afar. Which I loved.|
|I liked the use of a black and white picture with a touch of color in the title graphic.|
|The overlay of orange reminded me of some of Thompson's designs.|
|There's something just beautiful about a really old book. |
The gold letterpress was so pretty.
|The overlap of opaque text, pictures, and blues reminded me of Thompson's work. |
I liked how they used these principles.
|Ironic that this book is titled "Even More Great Designs" because |
I hate the design of this cover. It's terrible.
|The simple gold letter press, again, caught my eye from afar. Love it.|